PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty Mobile Lose to Garena Free Fire for the Esports Award for Best Mobile Game Of The Year

Free Fire gained 225 million downloads in the first three quarters of 2020.

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PUBG Mobile and Call of Duty: Mobile are one of the most popular online smartphone games across the globe. However, both the battle royal games lost to Free Fire as a mobile game of the year. Yes! You read it correctly Free Fire becomes the Esports Mobile Game of the year. As per the reports, this is the first time the mobile category was added in the history of Esports Awards.

The game was selected to be the winner in the category because of its fast-paced gameplay and compatibility with low-end smartphones. The game has managed to gain 225 million downloads in the first three quarters of 2020, as per Sensor Tower report.

Free Fire was directly pitted against the popular games Call of Duty Mobile and PUBG Mobile which was one of the most surprising parts of this category. However, Free Fire has managed to defeat both the battle royal games and stand out as a winner of the category. List of games Free Fire competed against are:

  • PUBG Mobile
  • Mobile Legends
  • Call of Duty: Mobile
  • Clash of Clans
  • Brawl Stars
  • Clash Royale
  • Arena of Valor

List of winners of the Esports Awards 2020

  • Esports Mobile Game of the Year presented by Verizon – Free Fire
  • Publisher of the Year In Association with LiveCGI from Esports Supply – Riot Games
  • Game of the Year in association with The Koyo Store – League of Legends
  • PC Rookie of the Year In Association with Matrix Keyboards – Ryu ‘Keria’ Min-seok (T1)
  • Console Rookie of the Year in Partnership with SCUF – Anthony ‘Shotzzy’ Cuevas-Castro (Dallas Empire)
  • Mobile Player of the Year – Made Bagas ‘Zuxxy’ Pramudita (Bigetron RA)
  • Console Player of the Year in Partnership with SCUF – Anthony ‘Shotzzy’ Cuevas-Castro (Dallas Empire)
  • PC Player of the Year – Michał ‘Nisha’ Jankowski (Team Secret)
  • Team of the Year – Team Secret (Dota 2)
  • Coach of the Year – Lee ‘Heen’ Seung Gon (Team Secret)
  • Personality of the Year presented by Lexus – Carlos ‘ocelote’ Rodríguez
  • Streamer of the Year Presented by Lexus – Ibai
  • Organisation of the Year – G2 Esports
  • Play of the Year in association with Respawn – İsmailcan ‘XANTARES’ Dörtkardeş (BIG)
  • Esports Collegiate Award – Tyrelle Appleton
  • Supporting Agency of the Year in association with Grind Gaming – CSA
  • Esports Coverage Website of the Year in association with Sizzle Creative – Esports Observer
  • Creative/Creative Team of the Year in Association with eBeatz – Paper Crowns
  • Hardware Provider of the Year – Elgato
  • Commercial Partner of the Year – Logitech
  • Journalist of the Year – Emily Rand
  • Content Team of the Year – League of Legends European Championship
  • Content Creator of the Year In Association with Esports Stadium Arlington – UpUpDownDown
  • Caster of the Year (Play by Play) – Clayton ‘CaptainFlowers’ Raines
  • Caster of the Year (Colour) – Michael ‘KiXSTAr’ Stockley
  • Host of the Year – Eefje ‘Sjokz’ Deporteere
  • Analyst of the Year – Chad ‘SPUNJ’ Burchill
  • Content Series of the Year – Eavesdrop Podcast
  • Photographer of the Year – Rich Loch
  • Videographer of the Year – Logan Dodson
  • Cosplay of the Year – Glory Lamothe
  • Creative Piece of the Year in association with eBeatz – LoL season opening

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Karan Sharma with an experience of more than 4.5 years in journalism is pursuing his passion for technology reporting. He is a technology freak and passionate about reviewing smartphones, gadgets, gaming consoles, and more. He is very keen on technology and is always looking out for new technologies to explore. Besides, he is a hardcore traveller who loves to explore places always on his motorcycle.