LiveU Helps Bring LIGA MX Esports Tournament to the Masses

Amid the COVID-19 global pandemic, sports leagues and teams have been sidelined due to social distancing restrictions. Mexican Soccer League LIGA MX BBVA has found a way to bring the game to TV and engage with fans in a unique way, creating a virtual tournament with the top soccer players from various regions in Mexico to compete against each other. The live streamed eLiga MX by BBVA Tournament, sponsored by BBVA and Sony Playstation, will be presented to homes in Mexico via LiveU Matrix IP Content Contribution and Distribution platform. The LiveU technology enables viewers to enjoy the game from the safety and comfort of their own homes.

The Production crew at Magnum Soluciones Digitales will leverage a LiveU LU600 portable transmission unit to stream out the Playstation 4 game feed. TV and cable broadcasters with rights to the game will be able to pick up the live feed via LiveU Matrix and distribute the tournament to viewers at home. LIGA MX will also share the live stream on its Twitch and YouTube channels.

Each FIFA 20 40-minute game will be 1 vs. 1 person twice a day during the tournament. Everyone stays home to play. Each player will be equipped with the LiveU Smart app for their cell phone. The cellular bonding app enables the players to transmit high-quality live video, while maintaining a robust connection, to the LU Central cloud management platform for editing into the final production.

“The app allows players to interact with audiences and give them an exclusive look at their strategy and skills. Some participating players are soccer experts, but not gamers. So this tournament will be an interesting mix of sport and entertainment,” notes Jorge Camacho, Director General, Magnum Soluciones Digitales. “For the networks, there is finally something they can broadcast live so it is a win win.”

“At LiveU, we are pioneers in broadcasting of sports including esports tournaments. LiveU Matrix provided the perfect distribution outlet to allow everyone in Mexico and surrounding areas to enjoy soccer – even digital,” says José Luis Reyes, Vice President LiveU Latin America.

For more information on LiveU, please contact Dave Belding at daveb@liveu.tv.

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