Although it was initially scheduled in late March at SKEMA’s Sophia Antipolis campus, it only took place online due to the COVID-19 crisis. The matches were broadcast live with free access on the TwitchTV-Ritogaming platform to reach as many fans as possible within and outside the e-sports community.
The six teams in the finals (EM Lyon, SKEMA, Neoma Reims, Neoma Rouen, IÉSEG and GEM), comprising 30 players, faced off before an audience of nearly 30,000, who followed the matches live during these two days. Congratulations to the IÉSEG team who won this first edition and will now be staging the 2021 tournament.
“I am truly delighted to have helped organise this first ESC e-sport League of Legends French Cup. The results are beyond our expectations, with a total of nearly 30,000 live views (and a peak audience of over 2,000 views) and a lot of positive feedback. I am very grateful to all our partners who made it possible to see this project through successfully. A big thank you to Riot Games and the SGN, the BSSA, our specialists Sébastien Maire and Luc Stadler, students in the SKEMA e-sport association, Denis Boissin (deputy director of the Grande Ecole programme) and to all our staff involved, directly or indirectly, for their support. This has emphasised SKEMA’s dynamic energy in e-sports and how much it contributes to this rapidly growing sector. We are keen to repeat the experience in an offline version at our various campuses, and make SKEMA a key player in this respect – a place where people can come together and practise e-sport,” said professor Franck Luccisano from SKEMA’s SKILS Academy).