After the launching of LIGA Digital by the LFP, registration to defending Real Madrid colours at Liga Digital is already open

Madrid, June 25 th, 2012.- As the LFP has recently launched Liga Digital, fans and expert videogamers have started joining and competing to reach the top in the videogamers team of Real Madrid. Preseason 2012/13 starts next July 2 nd when all players will clash for a place in the first squad that will give them the right of defending Real Madrid colours in LIGA DIGITAL.

Video provided by the LFP about the first National Championship of Liga Digital http://youtu.be/sRJBCDl4yQk  

Entering videogamers team to try to compete at the National Championship of Liga Digital is open to everyone. This is an opportunity for gamers playing online with their console or computer. The players who join the White team will compete as members of its digital Academy. Also, those who prove higher skills will be selected to the digital first squad of the club and will compete at the league championship.

Liga Digital is a competition with a clear purpose: moving the Spanish tournaments of Liga BBVA and Liga Adelante to the world of videogames. The championship is born from the collaboration between the LFP (Liga de Fútbol Profesional) and Arena Digital Sports (ADS), which is a company responsible for OnlineChampions.com, a football gamers website and social network.

By being part of the videogamers team of Real Madrid, players are going to train and compete as top gamers do, learning and improving their skills day after day. Some of the better Spanish football videogamers with a huge list of winners in the international digital competitions are working as trainers and scouts.

About competitions in LIGA DIGITAL

Currently it is in dispute the ‘Start up Trophy’ in order to celebrate the launching of LIGA DIGITAL, where all clubs from Liga BBVA and Liga Adelante are competing with their squads, formed by active gamers from different national tournaments. Tomorrow June 26 the final picture for the Grand Final will be known, an event that will host the semifinals and final on June 29 th and 30 th in Valencia.

This trophy is only the beginning of a digital football proposal that LFP and ADS prepare for gamers and fans of Spain and the world. In just two months LIGA DIGITAL will replicate, matchday to matchday, every game of Liga BBVA and Liga Adelante championships.

On July 2 nd, pre-season 2012/13 begins. During this period, all registered players will compete in their Academies. According to the statistics and the results of their performances, along with the assessment of expert Gamers acting as real scouts, three starters and three reserves for each club of Liga BBVA and Liga Adelante will be chosen.

In parallel to the first squads championship, on season 2012/13 LIGA DIGITAL will hold the tournaments Liga BBVA Academy and Liga Adelante Academy. Every game played by videogamers listed on the Academies will count for the classification of their club.  Nevertheless, the first team is always open and subject to change, that is, any player is selectable and can reach the first team at any time.

Matches and activities take place in www.onlinechampions.com that is developing a whole social network around the electronic sports. Gamers who want to participate can visit the web or they can go straight to the Real Madrid Videogamers Team official page.

Beside the important awards and exclusive gifts for the competitors, the real prize is to defend Real Madrid colours in every digital competition that this club may join.

Hala Madrid!

About LIGA DIGITAL

LIGA DIGITAL is a worldwide pioneer competition, released by the LFP and ADS, which combines the fun and competitiveness of digital entertainment, with the impact, the official character and the passion of the largest football clubs. Clubs, brands and media confer the status that corresponds to the scene that gathers football and videogames.

About Online Champions

Online Champions is a website about electronic sports that works as a social network around digital entertainment. It is the realization of a new reality and a new scenario, the final leap into the official character of e-sports, their teams and their players. The goal of Online Champions: making the best gamers, become big stars.

About Arena Digital Sports

ADS  is a Spanish company dedicated to the integration of professional and electronic sports. It has a 10 years background organising digital competitions and being top experts on entertainment technology.  


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