Who Invented, Created or Made the Garena Free Fire Mobile Game and Where Did They Do It?

In these times where the gamer community has grown so much, phones have begun to give competition to consoles, one of the games that advances in the race is Garena Free Fire.

As one of the first of the company it is not surprising that, people have a growing curiosity to know about where it came from and who invented it.

That is why in this small section you will learn everything about the game that is on the lips of many people, and that has gone viral all over the world. Soon you will start playing and inviting friends to play Garena Free Fire with you!

Who Invented Garena Free Fire?

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This product is the work of a company called 111 dot, who were in charge of developing it, but really the company that was in charge of its global distribution was Garena.

This is a company based in Southeast Asia (Singapore to be specific), its founding took place 11 years ago in 2009. It was founded by whoever was and is currently its main boss. Forrest Lin who is the CEO of the company.


The acronym of the company in charge of the game means “Global» and of course «Sand”. They are a digital training company whose market is mainly Southeast Asia.

Thanks to the great success of their title, they have been expanding their market to many more parts of the world (one of their star titles being Garena Free Fire).

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It should be noted that for the year 2015. Its market value at the time was 2.5 billion, a figure that is believed to have risen a lot, taking into consideration that Free Fire was launched two years later, (the current figure is not known, but it is known or estimated to be higher).

Of course, Garena Free Fire is the main reason for its current popularity, but I’m sure you didn’t know that Garena also handles the distribution of many other games.

Through their platform they are in charge of distributing for Latin America, a catalog of exclusive games, among which we have the most prominent League of Legends and FIFA online. Therefore, obviously it is to play Garena Free Fire on my PlayStation or Xbox game console.

But we also have some less popular and just as good as Alliance of Valient Arms or Arena of Valor. Garena only takes care of its distribution to their credit they only have two titles of their own.

Free Fire an unknown title that broke the internet

Garena Free Fire was the company’s first own title (with its beta version published in November 2017 and its final version in December of the same year), on Android devices it was in the first place of votes in 2018 (most popular game according to data from the Play Store).

If we put them together with the data from the Apple store it was the game with the most downloads of the same year, placing second in Battle Royale with the most downloads, beating games like Fornite.

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But if you don’t just believe in words, just look at your data, in 2018 (its best year), Garena Free Fire it achieved an impressive 182 million downloads, and netted $ 19.3 million in revenue each month (a hit for any company).

Not satisfied with this, it is currently estimated that Free Fire exceeds 500 million users (still located at the top of the world ranking of best games, which makes it more impressive for being a mobile game).

When Garena Free Fire came out, it broke the Internet, during 2018 and in subsequent years, it gained the popularity it has today, being the subject of memes, viral videos, tutorials, and contributing to the emergence of many content creators, which excel in mobile games.

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