Marco Asensio crowned as the winner of Laliga Santander Challenge FIFA 20 Tournament

Author

SAMRIDDHA SAHA (Gl1tch_mast3r)

Date

Mar, 24.2020

Most of the football leagues all over the globe are in a halt due to the global pandemic that has affected the lives of many people.  One of the most popular football league #LaLiga Santander arranged for a FIFA 20 tournament #LaLigaSantanderChallenge which brought together 18 LaLiga Santander clubs, each represented by a top-tier player who competed each other on Sunday. The tournament was viewed by Over 200,000 people globally and was also Commentated by popular La Liga commentator Miguel Angel Roman and video game commentator Ibai Llanos. The Spanish media showed all their support in broadcasting and covering all the matches for the FIFA Tournament which was helping to raise funds for the fight against corona virus. Leading Spanish media houses such as 'Marca' and 'AS' broadcasted the matches on their websites as well as published the match reports and did live blogs of the games. The reason FC Barcelona and Real Mallorca did not participate in this is due to the fact that they were not allowed to take part in the tournament as their clubs are sponsored by Konami.

Spanish video game influencer Ibai Llanos planned up to host this tournament to raise funds for UNICEF and its fight against Covid-19. It also acquired over €40,000 as donation from the viewers all over the world which  would be collected by LaLiga and Santander bank that would help in fighting corona virus. At the end it was the 24-year-old Spain international Marco Asensio of Real Madrid who was crowned as the champion of La Liga’s Fifa 20 video game tournament after beating Leganes' Aitor Ruibal 4-2 in Sunday's final.

"It has been a spectacular tournament," Asensio wrote via Twitter. "The goal was to have a good time, laugh, entertain ourselves in these difficult times for everyone, and donate in the fight against COVID-19. And we have succeeded. "Congratulations @IbaiLlanos and all who have made it possible."