The AccorHotels Arena -which has just received the best tennis players in the world at the Bercy Masters- will give way tomorrow to the gamers of the European team G2 Esports, founded by the Spanish Carlos «Ocelote» Rodríguez », and the Chinese FunPlus Phoenix.
The absence of the Croatian Luka “PerkZ” Perkovic on Friday at the press conference for the presentation of the final, should not worry the G2 fans, as it is expected that tomorrow he will be in perfect condition to play the final of the Worlds 2019 against some 20,000 on-site viewers and tens of millions from their homes.
Close to 100 million people watched at least one minute of last year’s final, with an average of almost 20 million.
Other potential venues such as the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, home to the French soccer team’s matches, were scrapped in favor of the AccorHotels pavilion in Bercy, drawing criticism from thousands of people who could not get a ticket.
After receiving the unconditional support of some 8,000 people in the semifinal played last Sunday in Madrid, once again G2 Esports is counting on the fans to turn with them to defeat FunPlus Phoenix.
After defeating the a priori almighty SK Telecom T1 in the semifinal and taking down the «Messi of video games», the South Korean Lee Sang-Hyeok, «Faker», from the path of a new crown, the G2 arrives with the morale with the clouds to clinch its first world title, which would also be a first for FunPlus.
“Playing in front of European fans is a great feeling and you feel that you have the public supporting you, but when I play I will try to block everything and focus on the game,” said G2 member of Pole Marcin ‘Jankos’ Jankowski at the press conference on Friday Esports.
Speaking to “L’Équipe”, “Ocelote” Rodríguez explained that he always looks for his team “players who enjoy when they play, because this is how they will make those who are watching them enjoy”.
Emotions are more important than victory itself. For me, G2 Esports is an entertainment company, as well as a club that must get results. Having fun is part of our DNA, “says” Ocelote. “
Paris will see this Sunday the wildly offensive style of FunPlus confront the equally attacking but somewhat more controlled tactic of G2, which also aspires to become the first team to achieve a Grand Slam.
The former Spanish star of “Lol” Mario “Motroco” Martínez, now a manager in the Movistar Riders team, explains to Efe that the most attractive thing about this video game is “the strategic variety it offers”, which in some way relates it to chess .
For “Motroco”, if “League of Legends” hooks so many millions of people it is because “it combines skill and a sense of community”, which means that “as happens in football, everyone can have an opinion.” EFE