Forgotten Real Madrid Star Marco Asensio Wins La Liga’s FIFA 20 Tournament
Real Madrid forward Marco Asensio was crowned the champion of La Liga’s FIFA 20 video game tournament on Sunday.
Asensio has missed the entire season with a serious knee injury but he seems to have put some good work outside the pitch with his performance in the tournament.
A lot of players have traded the field for PlayStation due to the ongoing pandemic of coronavirus and Asensio thought of taking his skills a notch higher when he participated in an online tournament organized by esports commentator Ibai Llanos and endorsed by La Liga.
Over 170,000 people watched Asensio, playing as Real, beat Aitor Ruibal of Leganes 4-1 in the final, the culmination of a weekend of action involving 18 La Liga sides.
— Marco Asensio (@marcoasensio10) March 22, 2020
The tournament, however, didn’t allow Barcelona and Real Mallorca to participate as their clubs are sponsored by Konami, the creators of FIFA 20’s main competitor Pro Evolution Soccer.
The tournament, which was also broadcast on Spanish television, raised over 140,000 euros ($149,212.00) to fight the deadly COVID-19 virus, which has claimed over 13,580 lives worldwide and more than 1,720 in Spain.
The Spanish sports media enthusiastically covered the online tournament, with leading newspapers Marca and AS broadcasting the matches on their websites as well as publishing match reports and live blogs of the games.