Ahead of this weekend’s Free Fire World Series 2022 Sentosa Finals (FFWS), Moroccan Esports team WASK hopes to make the country and MENA region proud, setting their sights on a top-three finish in the global event.
WASK, formally known as MCES Africa, will join the prestigious Free Fire competition in Singapore as the champions of Season Four’s Free Fire Arab League, after retaining their title earlier in April.
As the only team from the MENA region, WASK hopes to fly the Moroccan flag high in the FFWS on 21st May in Singapore. There are among 12 international teams including last year’s champions – Phoenix Force, now known as EVOS Phoenix, that will be aiming to claim a slice of the USD $2 million prize fund.
Having competed in last year’s FFWS, they are aware of the competition they will face but are under no illusions of what to expect, and have set the bar high when it comes to how they want to finish.
Tarek Belghazi, the owner of WASK, said “We are fully aware of the huge hope and expectations of the MENA community. We have proven we are one of the strongest sides in this region and we know that our performance in this competition can help us gain respect from the international teams. We know it will be challenging but we are raring to go and only have one goal in mind – to make it to the top three in the Finals.”
He added “We are grateful for the support that we will receive from the MENA Free Fire community, but as a team, we are going to have to work hard but also take risks if we want to claim a top-three finish.”
As part of their preparations, the 5-member team and their coach have flown to Singapore early to ensure they are in the best possible shape. The event will see the same format as the Play-Ins. Teams will battle it out in six matches across three maps, with points awarded based on round ranking and the number of kills.
“To be part of this kind of event is very exciting because it brings together the champions of the other Free Fire regions with the chance to be world champions,” said Tarek. “While we have had to adapt to a new time zone and adjust to competing in a different country, we are here for the FFWS and we are all looking forward to this experience.”