It started as a joke between colleagues and friends, ended up becoming the first World Balloon World Cup. The tandem formed by Ibai and Piqué has shown that it is capable of reaching where no one has gone, and they have organized a totally new event. Something that has been possible thanks to the vision and entrepreneurial talent that both have, as well as their charisma, sense of showmanship and ability to convene the masses. All this together has led to the Balloon World Cup.
MORE THAN 600. 000 SPECTATORS
This championship was convened for the 14 in October at the Port Aventura Convention Center. It was the first edition (the first of many? Who knows), that a peculiar playing field has been held: u n large dining room that has been recreated between two huge windows. In the stands have gathered up to 300 viewers and the event, which has been broadcast in Twich live, has been followed by more than 600. 000 viewers. Piqué promised live that if the event exceeded one million spectators throughout the night, he would celebrate his next Barça goal by pretending to prevent an imaginary balloon from touching the ground.
A VIRAL VIDEO TAKEN TO THE LIMITS
The idea of Piqué and Ibai Llanos has materialized in a big balloon World Cup, a although the idea has not been entirely theirs. The inspiration was taken from a video that went viral on the Internet, and the FC Barcelona player and the most famous streamer in the country decided to take it to the limit. And they have succeeded, bringing together thousands of people virtually, and several hundred in the theme park that became the venue for this peculiar competition.
IBAI AND PIQUÉ BALLOON WORLD CUP: RULES OF THE GAME
What is the Piqué and Ibai Balloon World Cup? The object of the game was simple. The duel is of two people, the participants must prevent the balloon from touching the ground after the hit of their rival , and the winner is the one who wins each round of three games. Last Tuesday the two organizers carried out a great draw to define the qualifiers of the tournament in which they have participated until 32 selections.
A SIMULATED ROOM IN PORT AVENTURA
Each game was only two minutes long to give it more dynamism. The players have had to use chaste during each round , despite competing with balloons, since the scene of the matches has been a fictitious room but with complete furniture, with sofas, tables and chairs, to complicate the development of the game a bit.
THE WINNER IS RISED 10. 000 EUROS
Piqué and Ibai Balloon World Cup has been so serious that there was a big prize for the winner. The streamer had already announced during the championship call that there would be a ‘priezepool’ of 20. 000 euros and that the winner of this original tournament would win 10. 000 euros, plus a trip to Latin America. The result? Peru managed to beat Germany in the final and Spain came in third place. An event that has been a real success and has had famous collaborators .
KNOWN FACES IN THE BALLOON WORLD CUP IN IBAI AND PIQUÉ
Piqué positioned himself in favor of Spain, Colombia and Andorra, although beyond the competition, the objective of this Ballooning World Cup held in Port Aventura is for the public to have fun and enjoy something never seen before. There were well-known commentators at the event such as the El Chiringuito gathering Cristóbal Soria, Alfredo Duro, Jorge D’Alessandro and Rafa Guerrero. Some athletes such as Álex Márquez, the ‘Kun’ Agüero, Marc, Riqui Puig and Jordi Alba as well as the streamer Ander Cortés also attended.
THE NARRATIVE CAPACITY OF IBAI LLANOS
How is it possible that a balloon competition has generated such interest? Let us remember the innate ability of Ibai Llanos as a storyteller. The Basque streamer has shown great talent to give excitement to any event, including Marble Tournaments. In fact, the most successful moments of his Twitch are his sports broadcasts, which include narrations of all kinds of sports.
NEW PROJECTS IN VIEW?
Piqué for his part, has his own entourage of fans as a professional athlete, also married to Shakira, one of the most famous artists in the world , who was also at the balloon tournament. The friendship between the Catalan and the Basque was forged after an interview, one of the few that the athlete has granted to the media. From there, a professional union seems to have emerged from which a few more projects will probably emerge.
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