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Konami Agrees Multi-Year Deal With USL

Konami has agreed on a multi-year deal with the United States soccer second division, the United Soccer League (USL). The agreement between Konami and the USL allows eFootball to use the league’s clubs, kits, crests, and players’ likenesses. In addition, eFootball will be at the forefront of the United Soccer Leagues advertisement. The eFootball logo will be visible during live matches in the USL and will be the presenting partner of Player of the Week Player of the Month awards.

This deal is very exciting news, given that the United Soccer League has never featured in a video game until now. Yuta Kose, President of Konami Entertainment, was proud of the agreement and thinks it will help build an audience in North America.

“USL has played a pivotal role in the growth of US soccer over the past several decades, and we look forward to building our collective reach in North America while delivering a comprehensive USL experience to eFootball fans all over the world.” Said Yuta Kose.

Vice President of the USL, Court Jeske was excited to have the league feature in a video game. “For nearly 30 years, soccer video games have been a part of fan culture across the globe. Konami has a rich history in producing some of the most popular and successful games in the industry, while also engaging with the next generation of fans.”

eFootball’s Growth

The USL officially coming to eFootball could mean Konami has plans for more modes for its football title. As of now, eFootball is still trying to recover from a disastrous launch. Earlier this month, Konami announced its first major update for eFootball would be delayed until Spring 2022. Hopefully, Konami continues to update eFootball and get more licenses like the USL for the game.

For our full review of eFootball 2022 you can check it out here.


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