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June 2019

Esportia Heads to New Jersey for the Rocket League World Finals

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FC Barcelona was one of the 12 teams competing for the prestigious title

The Rocket League World Finals took place June 21 and 23 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, with a prize pool of over $500,000. In the face-to-face culmination of its seventh competitive season, Rocket League saw teams from four different regions vie for the title; Europe, Oceania, North America, and South America.

The competition format placed the teams into four groups during the first phase. Only the top two teams from each group could move on to the playoffs.

This was the international debut for FC Barcelona, managed by Esportia. The squad consisted of Deevo, Bluey, and Alpha54. The team opened the competition, facing the Renegades of Oceania.

NRG Esports, PSG Esports, INTZ Esports, G2 Esports, Renault Vitality, GZG, Rogue, Cloud 9, Triple Trouble, and Lowkey Esports also fielded teams. After two days of competition, FC Barcelona qualified for the playoffs bracket but lost to Cloud 9 in the quarterfinals. Renault Vitality ultimately claimed the title.

RCD Espanyol Esports Wins The GG Series – Gamergy Edition

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The Rocket League team of los pericos beat all their rivals

This weekend’s biggest Rocket League competition was The GG Series – Gamergy Edition. The only Esportia managed team competing, RCD Espanyol of Barcelona eSports, took home first place in the Madrid competition.

The first rounds took place Friday the 21st, where the Magic los pericos triad became one of the favorites with their high-level performance. Stake, Zamue, and MiSTeR uBe reached the Saturday final where they played against ARG, another Spanish club. In a close match, RCD Espanyol won, allowing them to leave the tournament undefeated.

“We are very proud to wear the Espanyol jersey. Little by little, we’re gaining more confidence. At DreamHack Valencia, we will continue to give our best,” said coach Isengard after the final. At the same time, Zamué echoed his coach with an eye towards the future competition in Valencia.

During the competition, RCD Espanyol First Division team striker, Borja Iglesias visited the Rocket League squad and celebrated their victory.

RCD Espanyol Wins the Peninsular Dreamcup

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The Blue and White qualified for the DreamHack in Valencia

RCD Espanyol of Barcelona Esports won the peninsular Dreamcup, and will move on to the DreamHack Pro Circuit event in Valencia from July 4th to the 6th. The event is considered to be one of the most prestigious international Rocket League competitions.

The parakeet club had to take on the best teams in Spain, but the RCD Espanyol players arrived in good form and stayed that way through the final phase. No surprise from the team which dazzled at the ESL Masters.

RCD took on Besiktas JK, who won three sets in the first round. In the quarter-finals, they staged a comeback to defeat The Unit Esports, in a massive upset for the tournament. The finals saw the blue and white take on ARG. They won the first three matches, but ARG managed to tie the best of seven series with three consecutive wins of their own. The decisive semifinal match came down to the final five seconds where Stake of RCD scored the winning goal taking the team to a 3-2 victory.

The final match was played against ASP Esports, Portuguese champions. RCD lost in their first round but staged a four win-rally to take the cup and ensure their position in the DreamHack event.


FC Barcelona Opens Dedicated Esports Social Media Channels

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Twitter and Instagram will be the main platforms of the Catalan club

On Friday, June 14, FC Barcelona officially opened dedicated esports social media accounts. Twitter and Instagram will be the main platforms for this new initiative, which will see FCB Esports publicizing their progress and accomplishments in multiple games, including Rocket League and Pro Evolution Soccer. You can find them @FCBesports.

This is yet another step in the road towards the fusion of sports and esports. The recognition and reputation that define Barca’s world presence will contribute to the visibility of electronic sports, and help remove taboos still held by some critics.

The challenges for the Catalan club in the esports sector are linked with Rocket League, as both national and international finals are approaching. At the Spanish level, Barca will play in the final qualifies for the ESL Masters on Sunday, June 16, where they are favored to win. Internationally, the club plays in the Rocket League Championship Series finals starting on June 21.


Esportia in the ESL Masters Playoffs

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The final phase of the top national Rocket League competition will include RCD Espanyol and FC Barcelona

The fifth regular season of ESL Masters offered a total of 28 games, including Rocket League. Since the April 25th kick-off took place, 42 days have elapsed. The final day of competition served to confirm that Rocket League is a thrilling game of unpredictability.

The highlight of the last day was undoubtedly the first Barcelona eDerbi in history, in which RCD Espanyol of Barcelona Esports managed to pull off an incredible comeback against the hitherto unbeaten FC Barcelona. FCB already had their place in the playoffs assured thanks to great performances over the course of the competition.

Espanyol needed to win to ensure their place in the final qualifiers. After falling in the first game, they recovered from their setback and went on to victory.

Both teams will be seen in the playoffs on Sunday, June 16th. While Barca club will go up against FekyX Esports, RCD Espanyol of Barcelona Esports will play against ARG. The winners of these qualifiers will face each other in the grand final, which will be broadcast live on the Twitch channel of the ESL.


RCD Espanyol and FC Barcelona compete in the first derby in the history of esports

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The RCDE Stadium event served as a preview of the last day of ESL Masters Rocket League

Yesterday at noon FC Barcelona eSports and RCD Espanyol eSports put on the first intra-city competition between two Barcelona teams in the history of esports.

Marketing Director for Espanyol, Agusti Filomeno, opened the event highlighting his teams’ commitment to esports, before underscoring the values it generates, amongst which he emphasized, “teamwork, humility, persistence, training, and trust.”

Multiple media outlets were on hand to watch the Rocket League exhibition match with Samuel “Zamue” Cortes representing Espanyol, and Adrian “ByMateos” Mateos for Barca. The single 1v1 match, a different format than will be seen in the ESL Masters, saw the Andalusian player for the Parakeet Club taking the game 6-4.

The competition was followed by a quick photoshoot and an exchange of a declaration of friendship between the clubs. The event served as a preview of the unprecedented match that will take place Thursday at 20:15.

The ESL showdown will mark the end of the regular season of the ESL Masters. The two teams, both managed by Esportia, head into the competition with differing prospects since Barca is already assured a playoff spot after their double victory a few weeks ago. However, the Blue and Whites still need to earn their spot in the top four despite currently holding third place.