Esports-Soccer gaming tournament to be televised by beIN
In the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, broadcaster beIN Media Group announced they will be televising a month-long online soccer gaming tournament. The tournament, which is being organized by the acclaimed Paris Saint-Germain Football Club, will be airing in France, the USA, Asia, and two dozen countries throughout North Africa and the Middle East.
The international soccer tournament will feature professional gamers alongside well-known Paris Saint-Germain Football Club players. Winger Julian Daxler, left back Juan Bernat Velasco, and Layvin Marc Kurzawa are just some of the athletes who join eSports pro Lucas ‘DaXe’ Cuillerier on the virtual pitch.
“With the coronavirus pandemic meaning that live physical sport is temporarily on hold in most countries, we anticipate strong viewing figures from gaming competitions like this one,” remarked beIN’s France Programs and On-Air Director Florent Houzot.
With athletes from Germany, France, and Spain participating, the event’s European credentials are undeniable. In addition, interest in this tournament from both the eSports and soccer communities has been strong out of the gate. beIN stated that within a dozen hours of announcing its online soccer competition, they received a whopping 1,400 applications from 66 countries around the world.
beIN Sports is a popular global sports channel network, which is operated by beIN Media Group. The chairman of beIN Sports, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, is also the president and chief executive officer of the Paris Saint-Germain Football Club, whose players are participating in the tournament. Nasser Al-Khelaifi also currently serves as a member of the FIFA Club World Cup organizing committee.
Viewers can subscribe to beIN Sports from their cable providers or through the company’s popular Android, Roku, and iOS apps on either a monthly or annual basis. Americas sportsfans can find more information by visiting www.beinsports.com/us/.