KONAMI TO HOST OFFICIAL UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE eSports COMPETITION IN UPCOMING PES LEAGUE SEASON
Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has confirmed that its PES LEAGUE WORLD TOUR 2018 will be the official UEFA Champions League eSports competition.
Since 2009, KONAMI has been working with European governing Football federation, UEFA, with the license agreement to recreate the UEFA Champions League, the competition that determines the best club football team in European Football.
“We look forward to this season’s PES eSports events and the opportunity it provides for gamers and viewers to further engage with the UEFA Champions League brand,” said UEFA Events SA Marketing Director, Guy-Laurent Epstein.
Hideki Hayakawa, President of Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. said, “I am delighted to be able to work with UEFA for this opportunity not only to bring an exciting experience for the participating players, but to also be able to provide Football fans from all over the world an opportunity to enjoy this competition first-hand at the physical events or through live streams.”
KONAMI will continue to engage in eSports to deliver fun and excitement to our customers.
PES 2018 Official Website: https://www.konami.com/wepes/2018
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About PES LEAGUE WORLD TOUR 2018
A number of offline events will be held starting from Winter 2017 and running until 2018. The finals will take place in 2018 where the players who have achieved the highest points in the ranking will be qualified to fight for the world champion title. This upcoming season, there will also be a competition for the new CO-OP mode! Now you can take on the challenge to be the best in the world as a team or on your own. Further details regarding the competition will be announced on the official website.
About Konami Group
KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company of the Konami Group on March 31, 2006. KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION covers the fields of "Digital Entertainment Business", "Health & Fitness Business", “Gaming & Systems Business" and "Amusement Business". KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988 and the London Stock Exchange in 1999. Home Page URL: www.konami.co.jp . Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. is a wholly-owned subsidiary, responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Pro Evolution Soccer amongst other top sellers. Konami Group is also the manufacturer of the wildly popular Yu-Gi-Oh! TRADING CARD GAME, which has sold more than 25 billion cards worldwide. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment and its products, please visit https://www.konami.com
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