Ahead of this past weekend’s eLaLiga season kickoff event, Vodafone Giants and Movistar Riders announced partnerships to represent football clubs in the Spanish FIFA 20 league.
Vodafone Giants has teamed up with Sevilla FC and will play under the football club’s banner for the 2020 season. Four Giants players will represent Sevilla FC in the competition.
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José Ramón Díaz, CEO of Vodafone Giants, commented: “It is an honor for us to represent a club as important as Sevilla FC in the eLaLiga. I am sure that we will achieve great results together.”
Additionally, Atlético de Madrid eSports was unveiled as a new collaboration between LaLiga club Atlético de Madrid and Spanish esports organisation Movistar Riders, with one player representing the club in the eLaLiga.
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Fernando Piquer, CEO of Movistar Riders, said: “We couldn’t be any happier and prouder of the three years we’ve worked [out] with Atlético de Madrid. This will be a very nice competition organised by LaLiga. We’re going to give it our all to do as well as possible.”
The second season of eLaLiga will award a total of €100,000 (£83,246.50), with teams earning points via online matches and tournaments. The FIFA 20 Global Series league will hold a mid-season tournament in Barcelona and ultimately conclude on May 9th at a live finals in Madrid.
Esports Insider says: eLaLiga is one of the most prominent leagues in the FIFA 20 Global Series, so it’s great to see more LaLiga clubs signing up for this season. Not only that, but joining forces with established esports organisations is a smart move.