The 2nd YUBIWAZA CUP, one of the largest e-sports tournaments in Japan, was held in Osaka.
This time, I would like to report on "Winning Eleven 2020," a well-known e-football event.
Winning Eleven 2020 Preliminary Round
Winning Eleven 2020" is a soccer game with a long history.
This game is a must for soccer enthusiasts, and this time, the highlights will be the realistic controls as well as the unexpected opportunities such as lines and traps.
In the preliminary league, the tournament was divided into A-D blocks.
The preliminary league was held on the 1st floor of the Umeda Loft on the Loft Stage, while the main stage was located on the 1st floor of the Mainichi Broadcasting System in Chayamachi Plaza.
The teams were set up to be fairly homogeneous, with each player choosing their favorite players and teams, as well as a balance of players and teams to win.
Within minutes of the start of the game, Monaco was ahead by one goal.
The audience was so excited by the game screen that it seemed as if they were watching a real soccer game on TV, probably because of the excitement created by the movements and sound effects. The first half ended.
After the first half ended, the second half began with Monaco leading by one goal.
Celtic's defense held firm, but Monaco took advantage of some small chances to score another goal and further pull away.
Celtic also showed some close play and managed to score a goal in the middle of the second half to make it a one-goal game.
The final result was a victory for Monaco without being able to make up the one-goal difference.
After that, the matches started one after another, with the players showing off their own techniques and having pure fun while competing for the top four in their respective blocks, and the Winning Elephants were ready for the next round. The audience and spectators were able to enjoy the fun of e-sports through Winning Elephants.
Even though they knew it was a game, the audience was excited when a close play or a good play was made.
As the game progressed, the tension rose higher and higher with each point scored, and the players' expressions showed their joy at having reached the limit.
The best four players in the A~D blocks were decided, and Grizz, Chanko-Nabe, Peeechan_, and Murasaki won the championship. The top four players from Blocks A-D were decided, and Grizz, Chanko-Nabe, Peeechan_, and Murasaki all received tickets to the final.
Winning Eleven 2020 Final Tournament
The Winning Eleven 2020 finals continued to heat up after yesterday's qualifiers.
After the entrance of the players, Grizz and Chanko-Nabe spoke a few words of enthusiasm and then the game was on.
Grizz chose Barcelona and Chanko-Nabe chose Monaco, and in the first half, Slimali of Monaco took the lead.
In the second half, Monaco changed the lineup and brought in a stronger lineup than in the first half.
Chanko-Nabe's team was able to advance to the final after scoring a goal in the first half.
Next, Peeechan_ and murasaki appeared on the stage, and after talking about their enthusiasm for the game, the battle began.
Monaco scored the first goal in the first few minutes of the game, and the audience was excited. After that, while both teams were playing very close to each other, Arsenal took advantage of an opening and scored a goal to tie the game and end the first half.
In the second half, Monaco played very well, and both sides played offsides, and the tension was felt in the hall. Both sides were defending well, and neither side was able to score a goal, but then Arsenal scored an extra goal to break the deadlock, and the tension in the venue rose. The game time was up, and the call rang out to announce that murasaki had advanced to the final match.
The grand final began, and Chankonabe and murasaki appeared on stage.
After a round of applause, the two players gave a few words of enthusiasm before the game began.
Chankonabe chose Monaco (red) and murasaki chose Arsenal (yellow) to start the first half.
Both teams were competing with each other, trying not to lose the ball, but it was Arsenal who made the first move.
Monaco also had a good shot, but it was just missed for a corner, and the crowd cheered for the miss.
Arsenal, still in high spirits, added another goal with a shot from a passing move, and the crowd went wild.
The first half ended with this frenzy, and we headed into the second half.
In the second half, Chankonabe was a little nervous because of the two-goal difference. He went on the offensive and scored a goal, and he too was gut-punched!
In the midst of the tension between the two teams, Arsenal's Pepe scored a goal to pull away again to a two-goal lead.
The atmosphere in the hall and in the audience was like watching a real soccer match as both sides played.
The audience was surprised at the sudden surprise when Slimani of Monaco scored a goal after taking advantage of an opening in the opponent's box. The player who scored the first goal was murasaki.
The winner of Winning Eleven 2020 is now crowned.
The audience and audience members enjoyed the Grand Final as one, including the Q&A session and the feelings of the winner, Mr. murasaki.