Official eLaLiga Santander competition returns

    The LaLiga eSports tournament resumes on June 8th under the slogan #BackToWin. In line with recommendations issued by the Spanish Ministry of Health, eLaLiga Santander will be contested online for the remainder of the season

    Madrid, 27 May 2020.- eLaLiga Santander’s official eSports competition is set to return in a bid to complete the season and to allow Spain’s leading EA SPORTSâ„¢ FIFA 20  gamers to go head to head in the final which will take place in July.

    In light of the current situation and following the recommendations and measures enforced by the Spanish Ministry of Health, eLaLiga Santander has also adjusted its format, with the rest of the campaign to be played out online in a bid to safeguard the health of all those involved.

    Under the slogan #BackToWin, created by LaLiga and Movistar to reinforce the idea that the return of football is a victory for everyone, eLaLiga Santander is back and stronger than ever in the wake of the health crisis caused by COVID-19.

    Following a break of over two months, eLaLiga Santander will return on 8th June with the Second Online Tournament. Meanwhile, over the weekend of the 20th and 21st June, Mid-Season will take place online, which will see the 16 players to have qualified from the Second Online Tournament face off.

    The Third Online Tournament will take place in early summer. In addition to eLaLiga Santander representatives, amateur players from across Spain can also sign up for this competition.

    The winner of the second season of eLaLiga Santander will not be crowned until the first week of July (4th and 5th), with the champion set to be awarded a virtual trophy and €40,000 in prize money. eLaLiga Santander is Spain’s most lucrative eSports competition, with a total of €100,000 distributed amongst competitors.

    The heart of eLaLiga Santander keeps on beating

    LaLiga has worked tirelessly over the course of the past months to produce content to entertain and help our followers and society in general during the lockdown. The partnership between real and virtual sport has proved stronger than ever, thanks to the participation of current eLaLiga Santander gamers and first-team players from LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank clubs.

    Initiatives have included the #LaLigaSantanderChallenge, launched by Ibai Llanos and which raised €190,000 for UNICEF to help in the battle against COVID-19. Other ideas included Zona eLaLiga Santander, which involved 12 shows broadcast over a six-week period that allowed viewers to get to know their LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank idols and discover the keys to the success of the eLaLiga Santander players.

    Meanwhile, 20 eLaLiga Santander stars took part in 30 show matches staged across three weekends that provided endless excitement and no shortage of fan entertainment.


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