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The Blue Wall Does it Again: Karmine Corp Fills Stadium With 12,000 People

It’s crazy to think that a French organization that entered esports just a couple of years ago is already filling stadiums in a consistent manner, which is something that not even the most iconic organizations can pull off. Karmine Corp made its first move in the esports industry by purchasing Nantes-based Team Oplon’s LFL slot, thereby replacing it beginning with the 2021 season of France’s top-level national league.

Since then Karmine Corp’s League of Legends team has been the strongest team we’ve ever seen in the European Regional League’s circuit. They are the current European Masters title holders and with their latest win they became the only team to win it thrice, at the same time being the only team to win it hat-trick.

The Blue Wall Does it Again: Karmine Corp Fills Stadium With 12,000 People
The Blue Wall Does it Again: Karmine Corp Fills Stadium With 12,000 People

While Karmine Corp has other esports divisions besides their League of Legends one, those are not as successful. They have players for Teamfight Tactics, Trackmania, Rocket League, and most recently they picked up a Valorant team. Their Rocket League squad won the WePlay Esports Invitational (EMEA region) in 2021. And today, we’ll be focusing on their most recent games from their Valorant and League of Legends teams.

The games didn’t go that well as both of their divisions fell against Team Vitality and Misfits Premier. The thing is that even though both of their teams didn’t perform up to the expectations, the fans will continue to show their support as Karmine Corp has the biggest fandom in the French scene, and the rest of the teams are not even close to them.

Under its wings, Karmine Corp has one of the biggest superstars in the esports world. Martin “Rekkles” Larsson is a Swedish professional League of Legends player who has a large number of titles under his belt. 4x LEC Champion, 4 LEC MVP, 6x LEC All-Pro First Team, these are some of the feats that this player has achieved throughout his career. With over a million followers on social media, Rekkles can be considered a rockstar in the industry.

The Blue Wall

Martin “Rekkles” Larsson, player for Karmine Corp’s League of Legends team

Karmine Corp is one the biggest esports organizations in the world, and by far the biggest one in French. Though they might not have the largest titles when it comes to 1st division leagues, they definitely have an incredibly large fan base.

If you see any of Karmine Corp’s posts on social media, you’ll notice that a lot of their fans have a blue wall as their profile pictures. “It was not something that we planned. We had ultras starting to have profile pictures putting the blue walls, it came from the ultras of KCorp.” said Zouhair “Kotei” Darji, one of the key figures on KCorp.

In fact, this organization has so much support from the fans that they have their own event. It’s called KCX, an event where they bring their players together with the fans. And in this 2nd edition of the KCD, the event was held at the Accor Arena in Paris, which has a capacity of 20.300, and Karmine Corp sold out 12.000 seats in less than 15 minutes.

To put things in perspective, the Accor Arena is the same place where the 2019 League of Legends World Championship was held, and Karmine Corp managed to fill it while just featuring a couple of matches, that’s how much power this organization has. For a lot of people it’s still unbelievable how an esports organization is capable of pulling off this kind of stunts, and in fact, a lot of top tier European orgs complain about this and want to shut down the blue wall.

During one of his streams, Kamel “Kameto” Kebir, co-owner of Karmine Corp, said the following about LEC organizations: “As they can’t organize such events themselves, they are so salty about it. So they were whining to Riot. They already complained to Riot last year (for previous KCX). They can’t stand the fact that a team that isn’t in LEC yet, that doesn’t have as much money as they do, could organize such events. They’re salty, but that’s life. They can cry if that makes them feel better”

It’s clear that Kameto enjoys having one of the largest fan bases in the world, one that surpasses even the ones from teams participating in the LEC, which is the European League of Legends 1st division.

If you want to bet on esports then be sure to stay tuned as we’ll be sharing our esports picks of Karmine Corp in the upcoming weeks as we follow their journey in the 2022 LFL Summer Split!

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