The score (France win 2:0) and the level of the match are anecdotal. What matters is that these video game players who share and comment on their games live are now organizing their own sports competitions between content creators. And capture an audience worthy of the great traditional competitions.
Alexander Ruiz in a comment
On the eve of the World Cup in Qatar, we believed: the Jean-Bouin stadium, a stone’s throw from the Parc des Princes, tickets are sold out (seats are sold from 15 to 53 euros), judges (including hardware video refereeing), 24 people. cameras, turf and Twitch sponsors, and media partner (Canal+).
Not forgetting faces known to football fans, commentator Alexandre Ruiz (ex-beIN Sports) in management and on the turf Laurent Paganelli (former professional footballer turned Canal+ interviewer). Thus, Paga conducted, as usual, in their unrestrained style, interviews with the players on the bench during the match.
There are even bad gestures: close contact between the players, a red card to the Spaniard and Spanish players attacking the linesman, forcing the organizers not to play at the last minute, which has become too tense.
AmineMathew, Carlito, JMariaiO…
On the lawn are the stars of video games and other platforms who have at least once entered the real world: AmineMaTue (1.4 million subscribers on the Twitch platform), the organizer of the event, in the precenter, and Carlito, the YouTuber star, in the center of the defense. In the ranks of Spain, DjMaRiiO, a famous YouTuber, is also present at the rendezvous of this Eleven All Stars.
As a bonus, a mini rap concert with big French names Niska and Gazo among others raises the curtain. This is a strong signal for the professional football leagues, which are struggling to attract these artists who are popular with young audiences.