Spanish Soccer team FC Barcelona enters in League of Legends Esports. Barcelona, a Spanish soccer team, will compete in the Superliga, the largest League of Legends esports event in Spain, in 2022. Every year, the Professional Video Games League (LVP) hosts the event, with Vodafone Giants taking home first place this year. Barcelona has set its eyes on winning the Superliga next season and will go up against some of Spain’s top teams in the process. Barcelona has three more teams competing in eFootball, Rocket League, and Hearthstone, and has been in esports for two years.
FC Barcelona paid €200,000 (£171k) for the slot, according to Esports.com. Esports.com also alleged that other Spanish football clubs, like Sevilla and Case Esports, were interested in the spot.
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We are entering League of Legends @LeagueOfLegends! 🔵🔴
Our blaugrana colors will flood the summoner’s rift in @LVPesLoL Superliga starting in 2022.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) November 10, 2021
Spanish Soccer team FC Barcelona enters in League of Legends Esports
With around five million viewers in the 2021 season, the Superliga is one of Europe’s most popular esports leagues. According to a statement released by FC Barcelona, the grand final was watched by more than 300,000 people.
Barcelona Esports says “The commitment to developing Barça’s new esports division is part of the Club’s digital strategy and is motivated by the same on-field desire as FC Barcelona – to become a major player in the digital esports sector globally in the next few years, building a leading division to help connect the Club and its philosophy to new audiences, particularly among emerging markets for football fandom, and to take the Barça brand to countries like the United States of America.”
The club will only participate in non-violent games, ruling out the possibility of a Barcelona esports lineup for Valorant or CS:GO. The team hopes to use its esports platform to promote gender equality and convey its values with players and fans alike.