Having to stay home during the quarantine due to the risk of spreading the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has resulted in the creation of eSports Leagues by Gamers.
#ElGranDerbi se juega esta noche. @SevillaFC vs @RealBetis comentado por @IbaiLlanos en Twich. 1v1 @BorjaIglesias9 contra mi en el Fifa. ¿Cómo lo veis? Todo sea por divertirnos un rato… 😂✌🏻 pic.twitter.com/t4LzFmBvP2
— Sergio Reguilón (@sergio_regui) March 15, 2020
LaLiga Charity Football Tournament
The previous tweet was the start of a current that reached its highest peak last weekend.
Sergio Reguilón (Sevilla FC) and Borja Iglesias (Real Betis) played from their own homes the derbi sevillano of LaLiga which was cancelled due to COVID-19. The match gathered more than 60 000 viewers online, more than the ones that could have fit in the real stadium.
From there, the renowned caster Ibai Llanos proposed a competition between the 20 teams of the Liga Santander. Specially now since most professional football players had to stay home for their own safety.
Caster Llanos recognized that some clubs had to do some qualifying matches before the final phase.
For example, that was the case of Real Madrid, played by Marco Asensio after defeating Carvajal and Courtois in the previous classification.
The full list of players who participated in last week’s tournament was:
Participantes del torneo de LaLiga este finde: @FCBarcelona_es: Sergi Roberto @realmadrid: Marco Asensio @SevillaFC: Reguilón @RealSociedad: Januzaj @GetafeCF: Jason Remeseiro@Atleti: Marcos Llórente @valenciacf: Carlos Soler @VillarrealCF: Manu Morlanes
— Ibai (@IbaiLlanos) March 18, 2020
*You can consult the remaining 20 participants in this thread.
Real Madrid, winner
The tournament took place on Thursday evening and it was broadcasted not only on Twitch, but also on Movistar + Sports.
The three following days until Sunday managed to gather more than 100 000 viewers on average. Moreover, the competition raised a total of 180 000 euros from donations even before the last day of tournament.
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Ha sido un torneo espectacular. El objetivo era pasar un buen rato, reírnos, entretenernos en estos tiempos difíciles para todos, y donar en la lucha contra el COVID-19. Y lo hemos conseguido. Enhorabuena a todos los que lo han hecho posible. Primer título de la historia de #LaLigaSantanderChallenge para casa, @realmadrid 🎮💪🏽. Gracias a todos por el gran apoyo recibido. ¡Hasta el final, vamos Real! PD: No podía faltar la celebración. 🤣😜
Marco Asensio played with the Real Madrid FC and won the tournament. He destroyed the Granada FC, Villarreal, Eibar and Leganés. The last one played on the final against Asensio.
The casters of the tournament, apart from Ibai Llanos, were the usual narrators of football matches in Spain: Miguel Ángel Román, José Sanchis and Danae Boronat (Movistar+), as well as Rubén Martín and Manolo Lama (Cadena Cope). Evidently, every single one of them contributed from their respective homes.
Ibai Llanos, Unai Ondulado y Manolo Lama
El mejor trio de comentaristas. pic.twitter.com/FdkCXEkiI7
— Ibai (@IbaiLlanos) March 22, 2020
Other eSports Leagues during Quarantine with less repercussion
The Cádiz FC was one of the first football teams that wanted to make a difference through video games and social media.
Consequently, the leader of the SmatBank League gathered thousands of followers to see how the team played a FIFA20 tournament.
The actual players had to be fighting to reach the First Division on the football pitch. However, it has not been possible due to the Coronavirus and consequent Quarantine.
Like the previous eSports Leagues during Quarantine, the Mambo Cup #FIFACONTRACOVID19 gathered gamers for a good cause: raise money for those affected by COVID-19.
FIFA20 and an online tournament was the reason why some renowned footballers played some online matches. For example, players like Carvajal, Facu Campazzo or Nico Laprovittola (both Real Madrid Basketball players) as well as renowned national and international gamers.
¿Pero así quién para a @thibautcourtois que no sea el propio Courtois?
— Mambo FC (@SomosMamboFC) March 19, 2020
Formula One simulates cancelled races
The last sport that has joined the eSports Leagues during Quarantine has been the renowned and luxurious F1.
We will be able to enjoy all the GP that have been cancelled or postponed in the F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix. They will use the simulator of the F1 2019 from the PS4.
Who will drive the cars? Some will be real pilots. In fact, the winner of the Bahrain GP was Zhou, Renault’s test driver.
Let’s take a look back to some of the best moments of the Bahrain GP from the F1 Esports Virtual Grand Prix:
Online Cycling eSports Leagues during Quarantine
But there is not only football or FIFA20, other sports have taken the chance to make the quarantine as pleasant and entertaining as possible.
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Bkoolers Stay Home Cup has just landed! We join once more @lastlap_es to launch this new competition and enjoy our great passion, cycling. The stages will include the ones that are currently being canceled due to the Coronavirus crisis: Paris-Nice, Milan-San Remo, Tirreno Adriatico… Are you ready? Save the date! March 20th! #eCycling #eSport #Cycling #IndoorTraining #CyclingIndoor #StayAtHome #QuedateEnCasa #YoEntrenoEnCasa #Bkoolers
You will only need a bicycle trainer (which you can connect to interactive platforms), as well as a bike and a good physical shape. You will have to complete the stages of the international trials that have been suspended due to the COVID-19.
In the end, you will enter a classification and you may even win a series of prizes if you manage to be one of the best. Moreover, you will not have to do all the races at the same time, since there will be classifications per day and race.
This means that, if you love cycling, you will be able to stay in shape with this tool while staying home!
In HSN, we stand with all these initiatives in order to support those that have been affected by the COVID-19. Moreover, we strongly suggest following a healthy diet as well as to do exercise at home in order to stay as healthy as we can.
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