The winner of the first edition of the ‘eLaLiga Trophy by Hero Vired’ to get an unforgettable experience in Spain

New Delhi – LaLiga, Spain’s top-tier football league, and Hero Vired, India’s premium EdTech company by the Hero Group, recently concluded the first-ever eLaLiga challenge in India, titled the ‘eLaLiga Trophy by Hero Vired’. The tournament, which was held between 9th April and 25th May 2022, saw 7800+ registrations, with Akshat Khandelwal from Jaipur winning the Trophy. The winner will be traveling to Spain for a money-can’t-buy experience including match tickets, VIP stadium tours, exclusive opportunities, and more. 

 The eLaLiga Trophy by Hero Vired was inaugurated by Spanish football Legend, Luis García at a grand event in New Delhi earlier this year. The eSports championship was brought to India for the first time as an extension of the partnership between Hero Vired and LaLiga. It featured amateur players and influencers from various different parts of the country participating in the online tournament, with the semi-finalists and finalists being flown to New Delhi for the finals. The best participants in the eLaLiga challenge also won the official merchandise.

 Commenting on the tournament, Jose Antonio Cachaza, Managing Director, LaLiga India, said, “We brought the eLaLiga challenge to India recognizing the increasing interest and talent our audiences have in eSports. The fan engagement for the first-ever ‘eLaLiga Trophy by Hero Vired’ was beyond our expectations and we are pleased to provide a memorable experience for the participants and the winner. We hope to build an even grander experience in the upcoming editions for our fans through our partnership with Hero Vired. ”

 Akshay Munjal, Founder and CEO, Hero Vired, said, “Firstly, congratulations to the winners of the first-ever eLaLiga Trophy by Hero Vired. We are thrilled to have facilitated this fantastic experience exclusively for our learners. Hero Vired will continue to host sports, eSports and gaming-related learning opportunities through our partnership with LaLiga and our unique program in gaming. We believe that lifelong learning is instrumental to success in the age and era, be it on the football field or at the workplace. We are breaking barriers in education to bring world-class, global learning opportunities to Indians everywhere and carving a niche in the EdTech segment. The excitement and response to the tournament have been very encouraging and we hope to continue our efforts in shaping the future of learning in the country.”

 LaLiga announced Hero Vired as the “Official Knowledge Partner” in 2021 and has been working with the leading EdTech company to create robust learning opportunities for new and potential fans in India. By bringing the renowned eLaLiga Challenge to India, the partners seek to bolster eSports and gaming-related learning in the country. eLaLiga, the new competition by EA and LaLiga, is currently held in thirteen countries with two challenges in the United States and China. The competition further elevates the excitement of eLaLiga EA SPORTS FIFA 22 and FIFA Online 4 tournaments across the world. This format follows the lead of the 20/21 eLaLiga Fan Cup, which attracted 21,000 registered players and generated 3 million impressions on social media, the first step in the internationalization strategy developed by eLaLiga.