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ESL and telco giant Movistar join forces to push esports in Spain even further

Philipp Saedler
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We are glad to announce the cooperation between ESL and Movistar in Spain. The Spanish brand of telecommunication giant Telefonica is set to support and widen the access to esports across tournaments, at events as well as on television. This step will take Movistar right into the centre of esports with a lot of benefits for the best as well as up and coming teams and players in Spain.

With this commitment, players in Spain can look forward to sponsored amateur and professional competition in games such as CS:GO or League of Legends, from open cups up to the Spanish ESL National Championship. Movistar will also be present at events like ESL Expo as well as support us spreading the word of esports through the ESL Arena and its tournaments.

Manuel Moreno, Managing Director of ESL in Spain, about the partnership:
“ESL has been active in developing electronic sports in Spain for over ten years and supporting national talent through a variety of competitions and events. This agreement is a monumental step forward for esports in our country. Both companies are world leaders in our respective industries and there is no doubt that this partnership will reinforce Spain’s position on the international stage.”

Luis Miguel Gilpérez, CEO of Telefónica España, about the cooperation:
“Movistar has been participating in major esports events for years, creating LAN parties and providing the best fibre for competitions. The agreement with ESL will help us create an esports ecosystem that will allow Movistar to develop and promote esports in Spain, making it one of the leading players in what is already the “21st century sport”."

Additionally, Movistar is set to launch “Movistar esports” TV channel in their network, showing not only Spanish esports events but local broadcast of a total of 13 events in 2017. On top, there will be esports segments in more of their channels to increase the audience even more.

Make sure to follow ESL Spain for more news and updates on Facebook and Twitter, where details on the new competitions will follow soon.