Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio Wins La Liga FIFA 20 Charity TournamentPosted on: Mar 23, 2020 By smartlaunch in Tournaments,
Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio was crowned champion of La Liga’s FIFA 20 video game tournament on Sunday.
With Spanish soccer on hold along with most live sports while the world fights the coronavirus pandemic, players traded the pitch for Playstation in an online tournament organised by esports commentator Ibai Llanos and endorsed by La Liga.
Over 170,000 people watched Asensio, playing as Real, beat Aitor Ruibal of Leganes 4-1 in the final, the culmination of a weekend of action involving 18 La Liga sides.
Barcelona and Real Mallorca were not allowed to take part in the tournament as their clubs are sponsored by Konami, the creators of FIFA 20’s main competitor Pro Evolution Soccer.
The tournament, which was also broadcast on Spanish television, raised over EUR 140,000 to fight the COVID-19 virus.
The Spanish sports media enthusiastically covered the online tournament, with leading newspapers Marca and AS broadcasting the matches on their websites as well as publishing match reports and live blogs of the games.
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