Genesis Fuego, the first stop in the VALORANT Genesis Cups organized by LVP (MEDIAPRO Group) in association with Riot Games, has come to an end with the triumph of Team Heretics and spectacular record audience numbers: more than 395,000 cumulative viewers watched the competition throughout its four days of online Twitch broadcast.
In this sense, the grand final between Team Heretics and Vodafone Giants teams contested, despite the fact that it was resolved in only two maps, exceeded 73,200 spectators, with a peak of almost 10,000 concurrent viewers.
The tournament, which featured a qualification stage open to all teams through ArenaGG, was played between October 4-5 (group stage) and October 14-15 (playoff stage). In total, eight teams fought it out to win the tournament final prize amounting to €3,500 euros and which eventually went to the coffers of Team Heretics.
“Although we’ve been working with VALORANT for several months, Genesis Cups is our first own competition. And the response from the public has been excellent. For LVP, this competition is really important because it establishes the conditions for the best players and the best teams on the national scene to begin to flourish. The Genesis Cups are forging a way for the future of VALORANT in Spain”, explains Jordi Soler, CEO of LVP.
The Genesis Cups are a set of five VALORANT tournaments held in association with Riot Games, which furnish the opportunity for Spanish teams and players to earn a name for themselves among the shooter community. Over 60 teams took part in Genesis Fuego, including several well-consolidated teams in Spain as Team Heretics, Vodafone Giants, Cream Real Betis and S2V Esports.
The next stop for the Genesis Cups will be the Genesis Viento, with the qualifiers scheduled to kick off this coming October 17th. Once again, two teams will have the opportunity to win a place in the final stage, in which eight teams will again compete for a purse of €3,500 in prizemoney. This stage gets underway on October 21st and viewers can follow the tournament online on the LVP’s Twitch channel.
LVP (Liga de Videojuegos Profesional) is one of the largest videogaming competition operators in the world and the largest Spanish-language eSports organization. Through its offices in Madrid, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Bogotá and Mexico, it is present in more than 30 countries, operating the most prestigious national competitions (Orange Super League in Spain and Master Flow League in Argentina), major international tournaments, online competition platforms (ArenaGG) and distributing global events in Spanish, including the League of Legends European Championship© . A member of the MEDIAPRO Group, LVP also provides event production, advertising and audiovisual production services, covering every aspect of the eSports ecosystem.