At the culmination of the UEFA’s Champions League final, Konami’s 10 year partnership with UEFA will be coming to an end.
Konami to end partnership with UEFA
For the past decade, UEFA’s partnership with Konami has yielded mutual benefits. The license partnership has been heavily featured in Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer. In the official press release, UEFA thanked Konami for its commitment to the UEFA club tournaments. Additionally, Konami in turn praised UEFA as a platform to showcase their dedicated titles and experiences for global fans. Both companies seemed to think highly of one another; however, they are mutually letting the license expire.
Furthermore, the official release states that both will look for alternative ways to work together. This could put a damper on Konami’s PES progress in the future. Exclusive licensing has been a problem for PES in the past. The UEFA Champions tournament had been an advantage for the franchise. This will also affect Konami UEFA eLeagues moving forward. To what end, only time will tell.
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