Konami is taking the next step to bringing PES to eSports by partnering with eFootball.Pro to establish a professional competition.
The aim is to create a league and invite players from all over the world, and to broadcast the entire thing globally. PES is the best football videogame in the world, and Konami wants an eSports event to match.
Barcelona player Gerard Pique is the president of eFootball.Pro (bringing the conjunction with PES and Barcelona closer together), and he’s understandably excited about the prospect:
The goal is to drive all that makes traditional football the king of sports, towards electronic football,
towards eSports. We want to bind the best of both worlds to bring the public a new entertainment model that they love since the
Hideki Hayakawa, CEO of Konami, is also similarly stoked:
KONAMI has always been committed to delivering quality entertainment experiences to its
customers, and eSports is an opportune market for reaching a growing audience. eFootball.Pro’s unique position in
eSports, combined with its strong football leadership, will allow us to deliver a fresh way for customers
to enjoy our products. We are thrilled to collaborate with eFootball.Pro.
There are no hard details yet, but rest assured that when there are, there’ll be a news item that reads a lot like PR blurb to report on it.