Via a press release, Konami Digital Entertainment has confirmed that its PES League World Tour 2018 will be the official UEFA Champions League eSports competition.
Official UEFA Champions League and PES
Since 2009, KONAMI has been working with European governing Football federation, UEFA, with the license agreement to recreate the UEFA Champions League. This is the competition that determines the best club football team in European Football.
“We look forward to this season’s PES e-Sports 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, added, “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.”
It will be interesting to check how this new eSport venture will fare if compared with the upcoming NBA 2K eLeague.