Alexander Walkenhorst and the beach League on Twitch: Revolution in beach volleyball | Multi-Sport

According to the footballers and basketball players, the volleyball players to take the game back. With a unique concept. Munich – "There will be in the next

Alexander Walkenhorst and the beach League on Twitch: Revolution in beach volleyball | Multi-Sport

According to the footballers and basketball players, the volleyball players to take the game back. With a unique concept.

Munich – "There will be in the next four weeks, only football and Basketball," said Herbert Hainer, President of the FC Bayern on Sunday in the Bavarian television. And, in fact, the Bundesliga has the "special game mode" since the 16th century. May resumed, the basketball players will start from Saturday in your tournament. A sport that flies in under the Radar, has forgotten Hainer, however.

From the 13. June to 12. July, the newly established "Beach-League" and provides the best beach volleyball players of Germany the opportunity to play for a title. "The idea lay dormant for a long time in me," says co-organizer Alex Walkenhorst. In the last few weeks he has developed with athletes spokesman Daniel star and Constantin Adam (Manager of the Duo's Karla Borger/Julia Sude) in cooperation with the sports city of Düsseldorf, a concept that the rules of hygiene holds .

Played in the Merkur-Arena in Düsseldorf. The athletes will be housed as a basketball player in a Hotel near the Arena. In cooperation with the health partners Cerascreen the athletes are a week and also in the course of the competitions regularly on the Corona-Virus tested. For the men - and women-Duos there is a League in which eight Teams compete. The best four teams will then qualify for a final of the Final Four tournament.

"Since the Olympic Gold-Julius Brink and Jonas reckermann one speaks in Germany of a football Boom. The prize money and sales you don't realize it,“ says Walkenhorst. The 31-Year-old has made a conscious decision for the structure of a League. Be a Sport will currently be perceived too much as an Event, the times here and there, get a hit, but not a permanent presence.

Walkenhorst likes to go new ways. And announces this loudly: "When people do something just because you have always done it this way, it makes me mad. You have to be open to innovation.“ The Beach League is on the Streaming platform "Twitch" transferred . Without registration, all games can be followed free of charge. The organizers are relying mainly on the interactive nature: During the stream, Fans can exchange ideas in a Live Chat, vote, and according to the parts direct questions to the player.

Walkenhorst is convinced that this is the future of sports broadcasting. The sports soldier is based on the e-sports learning, the transfer of your contests via Twitch. The Streaming platform is excited by the idea and offered full support. The German Volleyball Federation is the background of the League: "in the Media we see is definitely a Chance to give beach volleyball a boost and to establish itself as one of the major sporting highlights of the summer of 2020," says sports Director Niclas Hildebrand.

In the last few weeks has slept Walkenhorst hardly. That will not change for the time being. Currently, he is still looking for sponsors. The basic budget get, price money, you can not afford but still. From the 13. June, he takes part with partners Sven Winter to the League.

NICO-MARIUS SCHMITZ

Date Of Update: 04 June 2020, 00:33

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