Garena, a leading global online games developer and publisher, has announced the launch of a special release featuring sports superstar Neeraj Chopra on 26 Jan 2022. The Free Fire Stories Gold Edition video has Neeraj rolling back the years as he talks about his own journey and how his determination to put in the hard yards paved the way for his remarkable success.
Shot in Khandra, Neeraj’s home town, the video provides viewers with a glimpse into his formative years as he takes us through the trials and tribulations of his career himself. Free Fire Stories look to highlight the passion and fervour amongst the community associated with the game.
“This Golden edition is an in-depth look at how his resolve to make it big in an unheralded space like javelin throwing in India draws parallels with the rise of careers in mobile gaming and Esports in the country – inspiring the youth to take the road less travelled,” according to the official statement.
“I have been fortunate to be given the chance to try and inspire people – particularly youngsters – by telling them about my journey. The Free Fire Stories Gold Edition is a fantastic opportunity for me, and those close to me, to be able to share as much as we can about my journey as an athlete, my love for the sport, the Gold and the Olympic Games and my goals for the future. This is something I am looking forward to, and I hope it encourages and inspires as many youngsters as possible. ” said Neeraj Chopra.
Neeraj made an appearance at the Free Fire India Championship Fall 2021 Grand Finale held on 17 Oct 2021, flagging off the final matchday with a giveaway of autographed FFIC jerseys and motivating the finalists to give it their best on the biggest stage of them all – a scenario he’s well accustomed to.
“The way Neeraj inspired the entire nation with his sheer grit and desire to be the best, is a story that will always have a special place in the history of Indian sport. What’s amazing is that he enjoys talking about it in a bid to encourage youngsters. Free Fire Stories is a fantastic way for Neeraj to reach out to the gaming community, and I’m certain his story will keep inspiring us, and the future generations in India.” said Mustafa Ghouse, CEO, JSW Sports.