Eleven Sports Portugal launches Play at Home esports tournament

Eleven Sports Portugal is launching a FIFA esports tournament in support of UNICEF that will feature a line-up of Portuguese footballers and entertainers.

Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Diogo Jota and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Andre Silva will battle it out alongside a host of Portuguese TV personalities and comedians for the Play at Home Cup.

Games will be shared with fans across Eleven Sports’ Portugal’s linear and OTT platforms as well as on social media.

The tournament will start today (1 May) and run for three days. It will be dedicated to raising funds for UNICEF Portugal’s efforts to distribute PPE throughout the country.

Nuno Filipe Miranda, the director of marketing and communications for Eleven Sports in Portugal said: “During this difficult period, Eleven Sports has strived to bring the best sports content to our fans. In the absence of traditional live sports, we have worked to create a range of eSports formats to continue to offer our fans some live action. Our latest FIFA format is committed to raising as much as we possibly can for to help UNICEF’s vital work in Portugal.”

The tournament is the latest in a line of e-events organised by the broadcaster.

The Virtual Race of Portugal in March put pro drivers up against motorsports fans and Eleven is currently running a new e-Racing Series, which is open to all motorsports fans to enter.

Across the Eleven group, the esports package also includes the Digital Swiss 5 elite cycling series and a number of NBA2K and FIFA events.

Eleven Sports Portugal’s subscription is currently free the end of May.

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