The FIGC becomes more and more digital: social media channels dedicated to the eNazionale have been launchedOn the occasion of Italy’s historic first participation in the UEFA eEuro2020 on Saturday, the TIMVISION eNazionale are now on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Twitch
Thursday, May 21, 2020
The FIGC takes another step forward in the eSports sector with the new social media profiles on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Twitch all dedicated to news and events related to the Italian eNazionale team. The Italian national team’s history is full of tradition, but it also looks toward the future with a renewed vision: a tradition reinterpreted and transmitted with an approach that inspires the values of loyalty, fairness and integrity, just as the FIGC promotes.
The main objective of this first step in a wider digital project that will be developed over the coming months, will in fact be to listen to and correctly convey these principles across social media, to enlarge the audience and become a reference point for virtual athletes, fans and organisations.
The first event in the calendar that will be shown is the final stages of UEFA eEuro 2020, the virtual European Championship that will see the TIMVISION PES eNazionale team face 15 other finalists on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 May on Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 (PES 20) via Konami on PlayStation® 4. Italy’s matches will be broadcast live on TIMVISION, which is available on TIM Box, smart TV, smartphone, tablet, PC (www.timvision.it), the website (enazionale.figc.it) and on the recently launched eNazionale Twitch channel. Pierluigi Pardo, Luigi ‘Davdas’ Ragoni and Simone ‘Akira’ Trimarchi will provide commentary, whilst a summary will be aired from 14:00 CEST to 18:00 CEST on Monday 25 May on Sky Sport Football (Sky channel 203).
The TIMVISION PES eNazionale, made up of Rosario ‘Npk_02’ Accurso, Nicola ‘nicaldan’ Lillo, Carmine ‘Naples17x’ Liuzzi and Alfonso ‘AlonsoGrayfox’ Mereu, will make their debut on Saturday at 13:15 CEST against Denmark, before playing Serbia and Turkey who make up that group. The top two in each group will qualify for the quarter-finals, with the four winners drawn against second place of another group. Sunday will be finals day, starting with the quarter-finals, then semi-finals before the final, which will crown the competition’s winner in the evening.
The FIGC will guarantee complete coverage of the event and will follow the ‘virtual Azzurri’ adventure with results and highlights. Therefore, the FIGC aims to proactively create a series of opportunities for communication and involvement from the fans community, becoming a hub of information and participation in Italian virtual football.