Gerard Pique, the former Spanish international and mastermind behind the Kings League, made headlines on October 24, not just for an unexpected tumble from the stage but for a surprising announcement that left fans excited.
On the fateful day of October 24, during an event promoting the Kings League, Gerard Pique had an unexpected encounter with gravity. As he made his way to the edge of the stage to greet eager fans, he inadvertently fell through a gap, disappearing from view.
Video footage of the incident showed Pique seemingly engrossed in a voice message on his phone just moments before the fall.
However, the talking point following the promotional event has been Pique’s return to the field. The 36-year-old former defender, who retired in November 2022, revealed that he would be participating in the Kings League International in June 2024.
— Universo Kings League (@UniversoKingsL) October 27, 2023
A seven-a-side thrilling soccer competition known as the Kings League started in Barcelona last year and is already receiving significant fanbase support. Pique’s passion for the tournament drove him to cross the Atlantic to North America, making sure the game had a worldwide dimension.
He still aims to leave a lasting legacy in the sports world with the creation of the Kings League. He has teamed up with other ex-soccer stars such as Iker Casillas and Sergio Aguero, hoping to achieve more success with his venture.
Gerard Pique brings his unique soccer league to Latin America
The mind behind the Kings League, Gerard Pique will for the first time take his unique way of doing soccer to Latin America. The Kings League, an interesting format with live-streamed gaming on teams of seven players led by Twitch personalities and internet celebrities is expanding its horizons.
Upon establishing an effective business in Spain, Pique and Llanos went further to the states of the US and Latin America by introducing a new franchise for the same venture. Soccer has evolved with time and now, we are experiencing the dawn of a new era – the introduction of The Kings League Americas to be held in January next year and sponsored by banking giant Santander.
Gerard Piqué is one step closer to taking his Twitch soccer league global. ⚽️✨🖥️ The former pro soccer player launched the Kings League in Latin America on Tuesday with creators from 10 countries, including the US 🇺🇸 with @Castro1021 + @ArcangelPrrra.https://t.co/bOtzfarxi2
— Jody Serrano (@jodyserrano) October 25, 2023
The Kings League is stepping onto Latin American grounds with a firm footing in Europe. The new entrant will have around twelve squads from Mexico and its headquartered will also be in the country. Former professional soccer star, Miguel Layun will be at the helm for the Kings League Americas to add more star power to the already strong cast of players.
In a recent livestream event, Gerard Pique expressed his enthusiasm for the expansion, saying, “We want to have more leagues and expand to the entire world. In the future, we also want to have an international competition [with leagues from every country] that we plan to announce soon. It’s the start of something beautiful that we think has a lot of potential.”
The Kings League has already made waves in the world of soccer. Its first season, held earlier this year, drew more than 92,000 in-person spectators to the iconic FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium. On Twitch, it reached over 1.1 million simultaneous viewers, ranking it among the top 10 channels in the platform’s history.