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Official eLaLiga Santander Competition To Return, LaLiga TV Free On Sky Sports In June

May 28, 2020

eLaLiga Santander’s official eSports competition is set to return in a bid to complete the season and to allow Spain’s leading EA SPORTS™ FIFA 20  gamers to go head to head in the final which will take place in July.   

In light of the current situation and following the recommendations and measures enforced by the Spanish Ministry of Health, eLaLiga Santander has also adjusted its format, with the rest of the campaign to be played out online in a bid to safeguard the health of all those involved.

Under the slogan #BackToWin, created by LaLiga and Movistar to reinforce the idea that the return of football is a victory for everyone, eLaLiga Santander returns stronger than ever in the wake of the health crisis caused by COVID-19. 

Following a break of over two months, eLaLiga Santander will return on 8th June with the Second Online Tournament. Over the weekend of the 20th and 21st June, Mid-Season will take place online, which will see the 16 players to have qualified from the Second Online Tournament face off.

The Third Online Tournament will take place in early summer. In addition to eLaLiga Santander representatives, amateur players from across Spain can also sign up for this competition.

The winner of the second season of eLaLiga Santander will not be crowned until the first week of July (4th and 5th), with the champion set to be awarded a virtual trophy and €40,000 in prize money. eLaLiga Santander is Spain’s most lucrative eSports competition, with a total of €100,000 distributed amongst competitors. 

The heart of eLaLiga Santander keeps on beating

LaLiga has worked tirelessly over the course of recent months to produce content to entertain and help our followers and society in general during the lockdown. The partnership between real and virtual sport has proved stronger than ever, thanks to the participation of current eLaLiga Santander gamers and first-team players from LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank clubs. 

Initiatives have included the #LaLigaSantanderChallenge, launched by Ibai Llanos and which raised €190,000 for UNICEF to help in the battle against COVID-19. Other ideas included Zona eLaLiga Santander, which involved 12 shows broadcast over a six-week period that allowed viewers to get to know their LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank idols and discover the keys to the success of the eLaLiga Santander players.

Meanwhile, 20 eLaLiga Santander stars took part in 30 show matches staged across three weekends that provided endless excitement and no shortage of fan entertainment.


LaLiga and broadcast partner Premier Sports have today announced that LaLigaTV, the flagship 24/7 channel offering all live matches from Spain’s top-flight LaLiga Santander, will be made available for FREE to Sky customers across the United Kingdom during the entire month of June. 

Sky UK customers will be able to enjoy the return of Spanish football from next month, including the title race between FC Barcelona (58 pts) and Real Madrid (56 pts) as LaLiga prepares to resume its 2019/20 season in line with a progressive return to everyday life in Spain. 

Sky subscribers in the UK can activate Channel 435 by visiting premiersports.com and registering their details with the promo code BACKTOWIN. In addition to full access to LaLigaTV HD, including ALL live matches, subscribers will also get 24/7 LaLigaTV streaming access via the Premier Player app. From July 1st, subscribers would be charged a standard monthly fee of just £5.99, cancellable at any time.

In addition to the top players and clubs of Spanish football, LaLigaTV viewers enjoy exclusive daily programming including classic matches from the past two decades of LaLiga and the weekly #BackToWin special chronicling the lead-up to the resumption of football in Spain, as well as the Talking Football series hosted by Guillem Balagué, which on Monday 1st June at 8pm BST will air an exclusive interview with former LaLiga player and manager Mauricio Pochettino.

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