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Konami partners with eSports outfit to launch a new  PES  league

Konami partners with eSports outfit to launch a new PES league

November 13, 2017 | By Alex Wawro




The folks at Konami published a vague announcement today about their new partnership with Barcelona-based eFootball.Pro to establish a "professional eSports competition" featuring the Japanese company's Pro Evolution Soccer franchise.

While it's yet unclear what this competition will look like, when it will take place, or what the stakes will be, Konami's announcement follows through on statements in its most recent earnings report that the company would pursue "aggressive promotions within the area of eSports."

Working with eFootball.Pro, Konami states that it plans to establish an "international league" for PES that will "attract players from all over the world" and be internationally broadcast. 

Incidentally, back in September Konami said that it had hooked up with the Union of European Football Associations (or UEFA) to make its extant PES eSports competition, the PES League World Tour 2018, the UEFA Champion League's official eSports competition. It's yet unclear how these two deals with intersect, if at all.



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