FC Barcelona Ups the Ante With Spanish League of Legends Entry

Published 11/10/2021, 1:51 PM EST


FC Barcelona already has vested interests in eSports and is now planning to venture into the Superliga as well. They will fill the empty slot that was left over after S2V’s departure from the league. FC Barcelona has its teams for a number of eSports titles and this will be the first time that they will venture into Super Liga and League of Legends.

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FC Barcelona venture into the Super League and League of Legends

FC Barcelona is willing to strengthen its commitment to eSports as a strategic sector ever since it ventured into the industry two years ago. Their aim is to develop a strong profile in the field of eSports just like they have done in soccer.

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According to the club’s official website, the Superliga had been watched by a record-breaking number of people – 5 million. The grand final of the 2021 event was watched by more than 300,000 viewers which smashed the previous record of 73,569 viewers and achieved an AMA (Average Minute Audience) of 43,191; this was a 165% increase from 2020’s Grand Final event.

The club has its eSports teams for Rocket League, eFootball and Hearthstone and has been competing for two years.

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The eSports division at Barcelona has the vision to transform the Barcelona brand into a global presence. They have been aiming to become one of the top players in the digital eSports sector worldwide and connect their club’s philosophy to this new venture. The club is excited to stalwart themselves amongst newly emerging football fandoms in the United States of America and China.

FC Barcelona’s roster for this elite competition is not known yet; however, it will be competing against some of the best teams in Europe, including MAD Lions Madrid, G2 Arctic, and Real Betis’ Cream Real Betis.

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One concern that might be interesting to note in this case would be how FC Barcelona would fare in eSports despite having financial crises looming over them. Nevertheless, the Culers would definitely love to see their club to fare best in sports and ventures beyond football.

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Siddid Dey Purkayastha

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Siddid Dey Purkayastha is an eSports author for EssentiallySports and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree at Christ (Deemed to be University). He has always been into gaming since the ripe age of 9 and has never looked back. Apart from his deep love for narrative-driven or campaign-based games, he enjoys casually playing online games such as Valorant, Fortnite, FIFA Ultimate Team, Warzone, and GTA Online.

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