Frostfire 2021 is the latest in a series of local Canadian esports events. Frostfire is annually held by Tespa Carleton - a competitive esports club of Carleton University on the premises of their home institution in Ottawa, Ontario. Team Tespa Carleton prides on their esports event being the biggest in the province. Unlike its predecessors, Frostfire 2021 was held exclusively online, sponsored by Corsair, Gabriel Pizza and Nvidia.
With the total prize pool of 4.200 CAD, the event included tournaments in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter V, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator 2, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R as well as other non-fighting disciplines.