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Konami to host the official UEFA Champions League eSports competition
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Konami to host the official UEFA Champions League eSports competition

by Neil Watton (neil363)September 25, 2017

PES 2018 has gone down a storm. In fact, it’s the best PES game for some time with a whole host of brand new features. Today though we bring you news that isn’t regarding the game itself, but instead the fact that Konami have confirmed they’ve gathered full rights to host the official Champions League eSports competition within the PES League World Tour 2018.

After working with UEFA since 2009, Konami were always going to be in prime position to host the eSports competition, so the announcement shouldn’t come as a surprise. But with PES 2018 providing stunning football mechanics, it’s great to see full confirmation.

“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.”

If you haven’t yet played PES 2018 on Xbox One, PS4 or PC, but are a football fan, then you really don’t know what you’re missing. Hit up our full review, have a read, get suckered in and then enjoy it for the next 12 months or so!

The PES League World Tour 2018 will kick off in December 2017, running through 2018.

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Neil Watton (neil363)

An Xbox gamer since 2002, I bought the big black box just to play Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee. I have since loved every second of the 360’s life and am now just as obsessed with the Xbox One. A massive racing fan, Forza 4 was the daddy of all Xbox titles but Forza Horizon 3 now trumps that. Online first person shooters are my hell….probably because my reactions are so poor, but give me a little Indie title and I’ll be in heaven.
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