The final of the virtual tournament crowns Iván Mesa for the third time

Sergio Carmona Garcia


Updated:08/05/2022 21:03h


Concentrated, without looking away from the screen, Ivan Table y Alfonso Garcia, the two finalists of the Mutua Madrid Open virtual tournament, fought a precious battle for the title. In full direct, surrounded by hundreds of visitors attracted by the narration of Anthony Arenasboth fought an exciting tennis duel with the aim of winning the 5.000 euros What was at stake for the champion?

The winner of the championship is, for the third consecutive time, Iván Mesa, who chose the avatar of the world number two, Daniil Medvedev for the last round, while his rival opted for the American John Isner. “I really like to play with a lot of rallying and the Russian reaches many balls and has some power,” the champion justified his decision.

The second classified, Alfonso García, opted for the powerful serve of the Greensboro giant and, despite the defeat, managed to take a total of 3.000 euros. There was also a juicy prize for the third runner-up, who went home with a check from 2.000 euros.

All those who qualified for this final phase received the console controller, a copy of the video game and some headphones as a gift, as well as an unforgettable tennis experience that included eat in the area reserved for players.

The triple winner of the virtual tournament made a promise after repeating the victory. “I’m going to make a Mutua Madrid Open tattoo. And I’m going to fulfill it,” Mesa joked. The winner, who has come from Barcelonayou’re still not sure what to do with the rest of your prize, but you’re starting to think about continuing to invest in eSports. “The competition has been very strongI did not expect to win. Before I dedicated myself more to this, but now I have another job and I don’t dedicate the hours I should.” Many of the competitors in the final phase already had references from their rivals for having competed in other editions.

The game that determined the winner of the virtual tournament was relayed on the big screen located on the set of Twitch sharing the stage with the images of the extremely tough women’s final between Jessica Pegula y Ons Jabeur. At that time, hundreds of fans crowded in front of the stand to watch both matches.

Both the qualifiers and the semifinals were held on floor -2 of the Caja Mágica, in an area set up for video games.

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