ESL SUBMERS 2019 MADRID GAMES WEEK INTO AN ESPORT FEVER
ESL, the largest esports company in the world, and which landed in Spain in 2006, offers online tournaments of the most recent and popular games in addition to holding large live meeting events. Set at the Madrid Games Week 2019, the fifth edition of the videogame and electronic leisure fair was held from October 3rd to the 6th at IFEMA. Here the esports fair fever was immersed at the ESL Zone in the Pavilion 2, a space of more than 5,000 square meters and hundreds of gaming stalls that, in addition to the aforementioned finals, had numerous tournaments and activities.
The highlight at this area was undoubtedly the Movistar stage that hosted the ESL Masters Grand Final of two tournaments: Masters Brawl Stars and Masters Rocket League. These finals held the four best teams of the Regular Phase of the competitions to decide the winners of the season. They were outstanding moments that made the public vibrate, both those who attended live and those who witnessed it online.
The first turn was Brawl Stars’, the action game set in the Old West. The QLASH Spain team arrived as one of the favorites and during the semifinals it confirmed this position, as in the final it certified its victory as the winner of the Masters Brawl Stars with solvency and thus obtaining the 10,000 euros prize. The next final that was resolved was that of Rocket League, the game that offers a peculiar mix between football and cars, and whose winner gave the surprise. In the semifinals RCD Espanyol ended up defeating FC Barcelona against all odds to finally beat ARG, another of the big favorites. In this way, Espanyol rose as the best team in the competition with a 5,000 euros prize.
The ESL zone not only offered these great finals, since it presented other spaces such as Carrefour esports, Mapfre, Amazon Gaming Experience or Omen by HP (hosted in Hall 12) to turn Madrid Games Week into the great esports party. In the different stands, numerous positions were enabled where players had the opportunity to face each other in many games, such as Counter-Strike, Global Offensive, League of Legends or Apex Legend, Fifa 20, Assetto Corsa, among others.
Thanks to the trust of ESL Spain, its production company, Fluge Audiovisuales provided the equipment and audiovisual technical personnel of the Movistar, Omen by HP, Space Mapfre, Carrefour eSports Tournament and Amazon Gaming Experience spaces.
For the Movistar stage space, Meyer Sound brand sound equipment was supplied with a Yamaha CL5 controller and, in terms of lighting, Robe, Clay Paky, Vari*Lite and Martin brands were provided. In addition, the video section featured a 6×3 meter main LED screen, two 4×1 meter banner-shaped LED screens and six 1×4 meter LED screens, all with 2.97 pitch.