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WWE 2K in Jeopardy, WRC eSports and More!
Konami Hosts #StayHomewithPES
Konami Digital Entertainment Inc. announced the #StayHomeWithPES tournament. Some of biggest names in soccer will compete against each other in eFootball PES 2020, including FC Barcelona striker, Antoine Griezmann, and Juventus’ Miralem Pjanić. The tournament launches launches April 26, 2020 via YouTube.
New NBA 2K Gamer Exclusive Shoe for MyPLAYER Nation Playoffs
As of April 25, players who win a MyPLAYER Nation playoff game can unlock a limited edition digital pair of the PG 4 ‘Digi-Camo’ GE for their online character. Unlocking the shoe in-game also gives them the chance to purchase a real pair of sneakers through the Nike SNKRS App.
WRC 8 eSports Tournament
In collaboration with the official WRC promoter, NACON (formerly BigBen) and KT Racing put together a virtual tournament in lieu of the postponed Rally Argentina event affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The event featured 11 drivers who competed in the WRC 2, WRC 3 and FIA Junior WRC support series. They battled it out online in several special stages from the rally.
WRC 8 is available on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch. Stay tuned for news and announcements on WRC 9, which is suspected to launch September 3 on PS4, Xbox One and PC via Epic Game Store.
UEFA EURO 2020 Update for eFootball PES 2020 Postponed
As a result of the postponement of the UEFA EURO 2020 tournament and ongoing impact of COVID-19 pandemic, Konami announced the upcoming UEFA EURO 2020 downloadable content for eFootball PES 2020 has been delayed until further notice. However, the UEFA eEURO 2020 esports tournament will continue this year with the finals taking place May 23 and 24.
New Madden NFL Competitive Content
EA and ESPN announced new Madden NFL 20 Championship Series (MCS) content to deliver more competitive action and entertainment following the excitement of the live 2020 NFL Draft. To kick off the programming, ESPN2 will air the first two episodes of the ROAD TO THE MADDEN BOWL as well as the final match of the ESPN Madden NFL 20 Celebrity Tournament and the live Madden NFL 20 Last Chance Qualifier. It starts this Sunday, April 26. All programming will be available for replay immediately after the ESPN2 airing via the ESPN App.
WWE 2K Future Plans
This week, there was confirmation from both the WWE and 2K regarding the cancellation rumors. As of now, there will not a be a new WWE 2K game this year. Instead, fans will have to wait and see what the company plans to announce Monday. April 27. We know there is something in the works focusing on a new and hopeful direction for the series.
We will be sharing details on the future of the WWE 2K franchise as well as some exciting news on Monday at 7:00 a.m. PT.
— #WWE2K20 (@WWEgames) April 24, 2020
Make sure to check out some of our other top stories from this week!
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- Madden 20: EA Sports and ESPN Announce Return of Madden Competitive Gaming to TV
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- How EA Sports can fix submissions in UFC 4
- Axis Football 2020 Release Date Announced, Not Coming To PS4
- New Super Mega Baseball 3 Trailer Released
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