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From Neymar to Zlatan, what is the Kings World Cup, a competition created by Gerard Piqué ?

Footballer Gérard Piqué launchedé recently a new competition, the Kings World Cup, broadcast on the Twitch platform. The Frenchman Amine will participate.

Streamer Amine, known under the pseudonym aminematue, announced this Monday March 18 his participation à the 1st Kings World Cup, an international football competition september organized by Gérard Piqué. Amine had already organized At the end of 2022, the Eleven All Star, a football match between French and Spanish content creators, which took place in October 2022, will be released at the end of 2022. at the Jean Bouin &agrave stadium; Paris and brought together 1,155,060 spectators live on the online streaming platform Twitch.

What is the Kings World Cup ?

The Kings World Cup is a football world cup à September organized by former FC Barcelona footballer Gérard Piqué and broadcast on Twitch. Through his companyé Kosmos, the defender launched At the end of 2023, the Kings League, a championship bringing together teams led by Spanish-speaking streamers, which reviews the standard codes of football. Two leagues are already in place. existing ones: one in Spain and one in South America. With this World Cup, Piqu&eac; wants to bring together 32 teams for a World Cup, with 10 teams from the Spanish league, 10 from the South American league and 12 guest teams. eacute;es, coming from different countries around the world.

A five-star casting for an exceptional cash prize

In addition to the streamer Amine, who will play the role of president of the selection, many football stars have already joined the team. été announced. The Brazilian Neymar will also have a team, as will the former German international Mario Gouml;tze, who will be in a duo with the influencer Younes Zarou . As president of the competition, G&rard Piqué also announced the presence of the Swede Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the "King of kings" in his own words in his presentation video. 

For this first edition, Piqué saw the big picture. The competition will be held in Mexico for two weeks, with the key one million dollars for the team that wins the competition. 

An open selection

Unlike the Eleven All Star which brought together influencers and content creators, ten of the twelve players from the French selection will be selected via an open application à all. 50 potential players will be pre-selected for trials, in order to select the ten best who will participate in the game. the Kings World Cup. Finally, two players will be directly chosen by Amine. The French streamer also announced that the name of the team would be revealed. live on his Twitch channel this Tuesday, March 19, à 8 p.m.

Pique multiplies sporting experiences

We already had recently heard Piqué criticize the 90-minute format of the football match. In this competition, he tries new approaches, with bonuses for the teams such as the possibility of winning. to have a goal that counts double for a certain time or to obtain a penalty. With this competition, it also brings the broadcasting model back into play, with full and exclusive retransmission on Twitch. His companyé Kosmos had also purchased in 2018 the operation of the Davis Cup Tennis, before completely changing the format. Face &agrav; Following the failure of this new formula, the international tennis federation, the ITF, announced in January 2023 the end of the partnership.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

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