During the second half of 2020, the famous mobile battle royale game Garena Free Fire managed to reach a breaking record of 100 million active users daily, according to Sea Limited’s report. In fact, this game by Garena is considered to be the highest-grossing mobile game in not only Latin America, but Southeast Asia, as well. On another note, the app is also said to be the third-most downloaded game on Google Play around the same time.
According to Sea, Garena Free Fire achieved a new record of 100+ million peak daily active users in the second quarter 2020.
As far as we can tell, this makes Free Fire the most popular battle royale title in the world.
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These aren’t the only achievements that Free Fire had this year, though. For the month of April 2020, the monthly payers in the app doubled again. In fact, the stats just keep increasing every year. If we take a look at India, one of the biggest markets for the game, we can see that an impressive 10% of all active users are monthly payers.
Despite the fact that we were hit with a pandemic this year, Garena looked at the situation in a positive light and turned something bad into an opportunity i.e. the company found ways to keep the fan base alive during quarantine.
They were supposed to host the Free Fire Champions Cup this year, but due to the virus, the international competitions were reasonably canceled and the esports tournaments were turned into online events instead.
For instance, there have been countless regional solo and squad tournaments for avid gamers. In addition to that, online competitions also took place for local teams to take part in. It’s undeniably so impressive how Sea Limited was able to quickly turn the situation around. Compared to the Free Fire tournaments back in 2019, the ones in 2020 doubled in amount. In fact, these competitions have already garnered at least 90 million views worldwide.