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JUE 02.11.2023 | Institutional

LALIGA announce new esports season with EA SPORTS FC, Introducing LALIGA FC Pro

New format and the largest prize pool in its history, among the biggest novelties of the season


JUE 02.11.2023

The new 2023/24 LALIGA football esports season has arrived, introducing LALIGA FC Pro.  The new era of EA SPORTS FC as LALIGA’s title sponsor also extends to football esports and a complete rebranding of the domestic esports program.

Professional EA SPORTS FC 24 players will be competing in EA SPORTS FC’s new esports ecosystem, FC Pro, which offers the very best in national and international competition. LALIGA FC Pro will be the elite esports program for Spain.

The rebranding of LALIGA FC Pro is supported by the continued effort to raise the profile and professionalization of the competition. With the extensive sponsorship relationship between LALIGA and EA SPORTS FC, the new branding is more premium and higher quality than ever, reflecting the commitment of both brands to positioning the competition as one of the largest and most important events in the world. FC Pro ecosystem.

In the words of Alfredo Bermejo, LALIGA's Digital Strategy Director: “The LALIGA FC Pro season will be full of major new features, just like LALIGA EA SPORTS and LALIGA HYPERMOTION. The competition is the only official Spanish EA SPORTS FC 24, and we're looking forward to the substantial improvements to the EA SPORTS FC Pro ecosystem made by our principal partner which will dramatically improve club opportunities and visibility season-long. It is essential for us at LALIGA to always adjust and anticipate the requests of our fans, and this season we're going one step further with changes to the domestic and international competitions as well”.

Sam Turkbas, FC Pro Commissioner, said “I am proud to welcome LALIGA to our inaugural season of FC Pro. Our partnership with LALIGA, and the participating LALIGA clubs exemplifies our commitment to delivering a top-tier esports experience for fans and players. With a fresh format, direct qualification for the top clubs to the first-ever FC Pro World Championship, and the highly anticipated return of the LALIGA FC Pro Supercup, this season is set to be the most thrilling yet. Stay tuned as the competition unfolds and the next LALIGA FC Pro Champion is crowned.”

Now in its seventh season of football esports, LALIGA FC Pro will offer a host of new features, the first of these being an updated competition format. The Regular Season will be played over two weekends across February and March, during which participating clubs will be divided into eight groups competing for a crucial spot in the Cup and the Finals, with the format returning to 1v1 for all matches. Following on from previous years, as was the case in Madrid, Barcelona, Zaragoza and PortAventura World in Tarragona, these in-person, on-site events will visit exciting new locations once again bringing fan communities around Spain closer to the action. With a new name also comes new chances at glory, and this season the competition will have the largest total prize pool in its history at more than €350,000.

Stay tuned for further details as all is revealed over the coming months in what will be the most exciting season to date. This year, the season kicks off slightly later in November with the first title up for grabs, the Supercup.

LALIGA FC Pro Supercup, the first title of the season

Real Betis and RC Celta, last season's champion and runner-up, together with Real Valladolid CF and Atlético de Madrid, Supercup and Cup champions respectively, will compete for the title of LALIGA FC Pro SuperCup on 11th November. A 1v1 tournament using the new EA SPORTS FC Pro competitive format of 9 minutes per half, the event will feature a direct single elimination bracket with the semi-finals to be played best-of-one matches and the final best-of-two matches.

The event will take place as part of the UBeat Festival in Barcelona between 6pm and 9pm. In addition to experiencing the excitement of the competition in person, the public will get the unique chance to experience the new LALIGA FC Pro brand, participate in meet & greets with their favourite pro players as well as enjoying FC-themed activities at the competition and sponsor stands.

The tournament will be broadcast live on the official LALIGA FC Pro channels on Twitch, Youtube, TikTok, DAZN and LALIGA PLUS, starting at 6pm on the 11th November.

LALIGA FC Pro - here for the fans

LALIGA FC Pro will continue to expand its presence across its social media channels with new and innovative content on TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, Twitch and YouTube. The competition will continue to offer interesting and entertaining content from the competition and across the EA SPORTS FC Pro ecosystem.

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