Twenty amateur Latin American players from the League of Legends take part in this ambitious 12-week project, in which they face different challenges and only five will be the winners. The first elimination show will be broadcast on ESPN on Friday, September 27th at 11:30 p.m. ARG / CHI / URU 10:30 p.m. BOL / PAR / VEN 21:30 p.m. COL / ECU / MEX / PER. The staff will include a truly Latin American team made up of Argentinian Juan Marconi as host and Chilean Tommy Pervan as co-host, plus the special guest appearance by Fabricio Oberto.

ESPN plunges into the universe of eSports, the global trend of electronic sports, with the new ESPN CHALLENGE: Road to League of Legends, sponsored by Gillette, a cross-platform reality show for amateur players who dream of becoming professionals. The show is produced in Buenos Aires by Mandarina Televisión and it was first aired on Monday, September 23rd in streaming, while the television special show for the entire region will air on the evening of Friday 27th September. From Monday to Thursday, the daily activity and training of participants is broadcast live via streaming at 3:00 p.m. ARG / CHI / URU 2:00 p.m. BOL / PAR / VEN 1:00 p.m. COL / ECU / MEX / PER (approximately two hours a day) on Twitch channel of ESPN Fans and online by (


Twenty amateur players live together and are trained by coaches with the aim of improving their sports skills. The winners will receive an award that will bring them closer to the dream of becoming an eSports professional, as well as US$10,000 in prize money in addition to the possibility of being chosen by one of the great teams of Latin American eSports. Participants will receive the support of a physical trainer, a psychologist and a nutritionist as is the case with traditional sports.

Juan Marconi (former host of ESPN #Redes and former staff member of Pura Quimica) together with the renowned caster Tommy Pervan- from the eSports scene- will be hosting the show. There will also be special appearances by Argentinian sports star and former international basketball player and lover of eSports Fabricio Oberto.


The rest of the staff is composed of:

Coach 1: Gerson “Dye” Castaño (Colombian, Rainbow7 team)
Coach 2: Carlos “Akari” Calderón (Mexican, Infinity eSports team)
Commentator, play-by-play Caster: Santiago “Zombyra” Apesteguy (Argentine)
Commentator, Color Caster: Camila “Chunilda” Benavides (Chilean)
Jury 1: Francisco “Frankkaster” Postiglione (Argentino) CEO 9z
Jury 2: Eduardo “Skin” Saldaña (Mexican) Coach XTen
Jury 3: Rodrigo “Onur” Dalmagro (Argentine) Coach Furious Gaming

As for the 20 participants, there will be 5 Argentinians, 3 Mexicans, 3 Chileans, 3 Colombians, 2 Peruvians, 2 Uruguayans, 1 Venezuelan and 1 Panamanian. In total: 14 men and 6 women (2 Argentinian, 2 Uruguayan, 1 Chilean and 1 Colombian). See full listing below:

● Valentina Despaux “KKAFI” from Uruguay
● Natalia Robolledo “JUNGLERITA” from Uruguay
● Mauricio Vargas “FER” from Mexico
● Alexis Amaro Romero “LESHIN” from Mexico
● Cesar Valle “CESAR” from Mexico
● Luján Benítez “LU” from Argentina
● Belén Moine “PINKU” from Argentina
● Bartolomé Agustín Balaguer “TANGRAM” from Argentina
● Alan Marticorena “ALAN” from Argentina
● Franco Petrozzelli «PETRO» from Argentina
● Benjamin Alexander Llao Cheung «BENJA» from Panama
● Manuel Marín “MANOLITO” from Chile
● Daniela Arroyo Gatica “NANIE” from Chile
● Mauricio Farías “MEÑO” from Chile
● Winder Sousa “CANILLA” of Venezuela
Gabriel Jefferson Salazar Cáceres “JEEEF” from Peru
● Deyvis Palomino “DAVIS” from Peru
● Juan Camilo Gutiérrez Labrada “MILO” from Colombia
● Adriana Duarte “ROSE” from Colombia
● Marco Antonio Arias Echanove “TONI” from Colombia

League of Legends is the most popular PC game in the world, developed by Riot Games, in which two teams of five participants challenge one another to destroy the base of the rival team in order to win the game. Ninety -minute episodes will be broadcast as of Friday September 27th for twelve Fridays in a row. These episodes will contain the eliminations special shows in which the 10 players with the lowest performance of the week will take part. Two teams will face each other in a game and the winning team will continue in the competition while a participant of the losing team will be eliminated by decision of the three juries, with the help of the coaches, who will daily evaluate the participants` competitive progress and development. The reality show ESPN Challenge: Road to League of Legends, sponsored by Gillette will have a transmedia format, which will also provide content for different ESPN signals both on broadcast and digital television as well as on social networks.
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About ESPN Latin America

ESPN has been broadcasting sports-related programming in Latin America as well as the Caribbean for 30 years, reaching all of the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries and territories with 4 television networks available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (ESPN, ESPN +, ESPN2 & ESPN3) and two occasional networks for events ESPN 4K and ESPN Extra events, all of which with their corresponding streaming service through ESPN Play.

The company generates local content for all its platforms, including digital (ESPN Play, and mobile (ESPN App). SportsCenter is the flagship newscast, which has broadcast more than 30 weekly live editions for almost 20 years. ESPN, through its main platforms and locally produced programs, provides the sports fan in the region with a wide range of information and relevant entertainment.

About Mandarina Televisión

Mandarina Television is a 100% independent television production company. It was founded in 2005 with the purpose of developing, producing and distributing audiovisual formats for both local as well as for international television networks
Relying on great expertise in television, it also provides audiovisual and digital production services to companies and advertising agencies. Some of the most accomplished and well -known TV hosts, performers and journalists are part of Mandarina, and It is also constantly searching for the best «influencers». Mandarina’s commitment to new projects is clearly shown in every step of its creative expansion and development , becoming fully involved in the world of gamers and the eSports trend shaping the future of media

About Riot Games
Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill launched Riot Games in 2006 with the purpose of changing the way video games were created and of developing support games for players. In 2009, Riot released their first game, the worldwide acclaimed League of Legends. Since then, the popularity of the game has constantly grown becoming the most popular PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of the eSports industry. Players are the foundation of their community, and it’s for them that they continue to evolve the League of Legends experience. The Riot Games headquarters is located in Los Angeles, California, and has 23 offices worldwide.


The educational, scientific and cultural magazine program was recognized as “Best educational TV show” in the 25th FUND TV awards.
The ceremony was held last July 1 for the annual awards that acknowledge the cultural contribution to and social compromise with the Argentinean society all over the country, and whose goal is to raise awareness on the influence of TV and its educational impact.
On its third season on air in the Argentine Public Television, “Todo tiene un porqué” was the winner of the “Best educational TV show” category for its second season, led by Germán Paoloski.
This award comes after the TATO Awards for Best Cultural TV Show in 2017 and the nomination to the Martín Fierro Awards for Best Cultural / Educational TV Show in 2018.
This show is broadcasted through the Argentine Public Television channel from Monday to Friday at 6 p.m. The show is hosted by Juan Di Natale and he is accompanied by three specialized journalists: Maximiliano Tomas, Florencia Ballarino and Paloma Bokser.


Mandarina continues adding goals and bets on a strong 2019 regarding international digital production.

The landing and development of important projects created throughout 2018 has taken place so far this year, thus sealing alliances with signals such as Netflix, Fox, Discovery. There has also been a steep increase in digital content, added to the programming consultancy services to Channel 4 from Uruguay and the continuity of its four national cycles (El Diario de Mariana, Los ángeles de la mañana, Confrontados and Todo tiene un porqué).

In order to take this big step forward, Mariano Chihade (CEO), at this stage of the ideas and content production company, placed the bets on the relaunch of the International Department, under Juan Pablo Pichetto –International Content & Production VP- who will be working with Gisela Salinas -International Production Manager-.

Within its project portfolio, one of its coming releases is NO HAY TIEMPO PARA LA VERGÜENZA, a Netflix original docuseries produced by Mandarina.


Uruguayan channel Monte Carlo TV presented a renewed image which included a new logo and identity, more live programming and the goal of achieving closer proximity to viewership.
After three days of an “incognito launch”, where the new logo appeared on screen finally re-launched as Canal 4, the name it used to have 18 years ago.
Nowadays, Canal 4 adds to and joins the slogan Vivo para Vos (I Live for You). With this change of name, Canal 4 tries to be closer to its viewership, becoming the Uruguayan channel offering more hours of live broadcasting and a greater focus on national production.
The big launch, which could be viewed on screen and in social media, featured the stories of each of the channel’s presenters, and the performance of the main jingle by Braulio Assanelli, the winner of The Voice.
This path was the result of joint efforts made by Matías Allen, Canal 4 CEO, the Programming Managing Department, headed by Ignacio Mazza, the Marketing Managing Department, headed by Mariano Mosca, and the agency entrusted with this institutional relaunch.
In May 2018, Argentine producer Mandarina took the lead of the Programming Managing Department and, since then, has pursued this goal –among many others– of renewing the channel’s corporate image.


“Todo tiene un porqué” (Everything happens for a reason) comes back to Televisión Pública Argentina, this new season being presented by Juan Di Natale.
The educational, scientific, and cultural magazine program is aimed at teaching by encouraging curiosity and the feeling of wanting to learn in an agile and enjoyable way.
In its third season, it will be Juan the one in charge of bringing to the screen the questions of every afternoon in Todo tiene un porqué, and he will be accompanied by a team of specialized journalists composed by: Maximiliano Tomas, Florencia Ballarino, and Paloma Bokser.
All the contents included in the program are backed up by scientific consultants who analyze and verify the accuracy of the information, always by means of a dynamic, entertaining and varied proposal.
Todo tiene un porqué was awarded the 2017 TATO Award for best cultural program.
Being produced by Mandarina Televisión, Todo tiene un porqué, third season, will be broadcast in Argentina by Televisión Pública Argentina very soon.


The entertainment show keeps strengthen during the afternoons of ‘El Nueve’ channel, along with the amazing duo of Rodrigo Lussich and Carla Conte.
“CONFRONTADOS” was released on January 23rd, 2017 without interruption up to date. The team consolidated itself within the new grid of the channel, in which the live took center stage in its new programming bet.
Two years later, Rodrigo and Carla are celebrating and launching the third season with their team of specialized panelists in the entertainment news, stories and gossip about film, music, and television celebrities.


The night show hosted by Guillermo “Pelado” López on Channel 9 (El Nueve) turned a hundred programs on air.

On Friday October the 5th the entire team of Todo por hoy celebrated with a special dedicated to the first 100 emissions.

The best talents that have been on the show since the premier had fun with the most distinguished guests that have shared our set. The most acclaimed games, that are present every night in Todo por hoy were the competition between talent and guests. The classic “Un chino” and “El corchazo” were the stars of this fun night led by “el Pelado”.

With the premise that the audience each night goes to sleep with a smile, the show celebrated its first 100 shows on air in the nights of channel 9 (El Nueve).


Andrea Politti ended the successful cycle with the phrase that the audience loved every afternoon «If it´s not love, it better be nothing».
“Eyes Wide Shut” launched on January 8th, 2018 with the intention of giving place to love during the summer. The acceptance of the audience resulted in the extension of the show until September 7th.
A show that returned to Argentine television a format which was almost forgotten, talk show, by the renowned and successful host Andrea Politti who says goodbye to the air exceeding audience expectations.
With a total of 174 programs on the air, 178 couples were encouraged to confess their love, some melting into a deep kiss, others with the illusion of meeting again.
“Eyes Wide Shut”, a production of Mandarina for eltrece (Channel 13).


Guillermo «Pelado» López returned to the screen and launched “TODO POR HOY” with Ricardo Darín as the first guest, who had an unmissable hand to hand challenge of the game «un chino», in which the actor secured a rematch .
At the premiere, there was also place for the unknown talents that passed through: two young singers, a tightrope walker and an illusionist, who surprised both, the host and the prestigious actor.
The charisma that led the «Pelado» to the nights of channel 9 since the premiere and the presence of a great guest like Ricardo Darín, positioned “TODO POR HOY” as Trending Topic with #DarinEnTXH from the beginning of the program until after dawn.
Along with Alejandra Salas, Santiago Calzarotto and Romina Giardina the «Pelado» guaranteed the viewer from the premiere of “TODO POR HOY” that this show for the entire family has guaranteed fun until the end of the day.
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THE SECOND SEASON OF «The Why, everything has a reason» HAS BEEN LAUNCHED

«The Why, everything has a reason» is an educational, scientific and cultural magazine with the main objective of educating and entertaining by constantly motivating curiosity and the desire to know.
On Monday, May 14th, the program returned to the screen of the Television Pública Argentina and began a new season in which, in addition to revealing the infinite «Why» the spectrum was expanded and came into play the «When, How, Where and Why».
In the new season the questions were extended, the experts multiplied and the answers were guaranteed. Germán is accompanied by Carolina Di Nezio and Cristian Domínguez, who stand by him in the constant search for answers.
All the content exposed in the program is supported by scientific advisors who analyze and check the information, always with a dynamic, entertaining and varied proposal.
«What are museums for? and How is a work of art restored? These were the first questions raised by Germán Paoloski at the premiere, along with the participation of specialists in the field. Among them: Andrés Duprat, director of the Museum of Fine Arts, Alberto Alfaro on cultural heritage, and Orly Benzacar in the Ruth Benzacar Gallery, Pino Monkes, Bachelor of Visual Arts and restorer, and Daniel Molina, cultural critic. In addition, a new section was launched, «Making visible the invisible» in which he received the visit of biochemist Marcela Cedrola.
«The Why, everything has a reason» won the 2017 TATO Award for best cultural program and was nominated for Martín Fierro as Best Cultural / Educational Program 2018.
Under the production of Mandarina Televisión, «The Why, everything has a reason» is broadcasted from Monday to Friday, at 6 pm by the Televisión Pública Argentina.