Mexican soccer is back! Yes, while Mexico still faces coronavirus under the measures of Health Emergency arranged since last March 30, the Liga MX is back virtually in esports and this Tuesday the first virtual tournament in history was announced under the name eLiga MX.
This tournament will have the Participation of players from each of the 18 First Division clubs, such as Santiago Giménez, Lucas Passerini and Jonathan Borja of Cruz Azul, Miguel Ponce and Fernando Beltrán de Chivas; Monarcas has contemplated his third with the goalkeeper Luis Malagón, Paolo Medina and César “Chino” Huerta.
It is worth mentioning that the Spanish League and Italian Serie A were the pioneers in organizing tournaments esports with professional club players before the COVID-19 pandemic, with Marco Asensio as the winner of the Spanish tournament, who as a prize received a cooking pot, same as him Real Madrid put in the trophy room.
What are esports?
The esports or electronic sports are a novelty in the field of video game. This concept is used to name the corganized events at a professional level. They are competitions multiplayer from different disciplines. Its operation is very simple: each esport it has own rules and they have access to different devices and platforms so on-line u offline.
What does a video game need to be considered e Sports?
Currently just one ten video games are considered electronic sports: League of Legends, StarCraft, Dota 2, Call of Duty, FIFA, Overwatch, Hearthstone, Smash Bros, among others. All of them have a series of common characteristics to be considered esport, the following stand out:
- He game allows the confrontation between two or more players and they will compete on equal terms.
- They must exist leagues and official competitions with professionalized rules, teams and players.
- He videogame it must have reached thousands of fans that they play or follow the competitions. In this way, an information demand is born and the media broadcast and report on these official competitions.
When does the eLiga MX start?
From this one Friday, April 10 The official esports tournament of Liga MX will begin, with Date 1 having games at 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. There will also be duels on Saturdays and Sundays.
Where will the eLiga MX be broadcast?
Televisa, TV Azteca, Imagen Televisión and Chivas TV will be the four platforms through which the Liga MX. Of the 18 First Division clubs, Guadalajara will be seen on Chivas TV and the White Roosters in Image, while Televisa and TV Azteca will be divided into the remaining 16.
For a few weeks now, the League’s marketing department has met – via videoconferences – with the clubs to organize the tournament. At the beginning they had to overcome difficulties such as logistics and the issue of television rights, for which Both Fox Sports and ESPN gave up their teams’ broadcasts, since they decided not to send production teams to the places where the soccer players are as a preventive measure for the pandemic.