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A few weeks ago we received Javier Galiana, Digital Manager of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) in our showroom at the Wizink Center Madrid, so he could try the most updated version of 1VR1 and show him everything we do at BeFootball.

Javier is Digital Manager of the RFEF and FIFA/PES Team Manager of the Spanish National Team, and although he considers himself “not much of a gamer”, he has made every effort over the years to unite video games and football at the RFEF. This year, from their department and with the collaboration of Grupo Planeta, they are leading the eCopa, the first step towards representing the Spanish national team in the FIFAe Nations Cup, the FIFA 21 World Cup.

In this #BeFootballTalk we talked especially about the physical side of virtual reality as it relates to football and as opposed to eSports, but also about the possibilities of these solutions to be attractive for brands, and as an entertainment format.

Everything has its beginnings, and the emergence of eSports in the field of “the beautiful game” has not been easy. In the same way, VR eSports will have its journey and acceptance, and as Galiana mentioned “I understand that it is a first phase in the first stage, that in the end all eSports have gone through that phase”.

Regarding the feeling of immersion Galiana commented “I think you have to try it to really know what it is and how it feels”.

Javier also had the opportunity to try out a beta of BeFootball Superplayer, a new game for Oculus Quest that we are developing, and was intrigued by its social possibilities.

We thank Javier for his time and thoughts and welcome him as the 50th fan of our community.

We hope to invite many more people to try BeFootball 1VR1 and feel the mix of football and virtual reality one-on-one experience.