One of the brightest young talents in all of soccer has reached a partnership agreement with Konami’s eFootball PES series. 19 year old footballer Takefusa Kubo is the latest signee to join the soccer sim franchise.
“I am pleased to announce that we have signed a partnership agreement with the eFootball PES series to support me,” Kubo said in the official press release. “In the future, I will continue to challenge and grow together with eFootball PES series”.
It seems like a match made in virtual soccer heaven for the Kawasaki-born phenom to partner with the famed Japanese developer. The rising star joins the likes of Marcus Rashford and Alphonso Davies who’ve signed similar deals with the PES publisher. Kubo, however, doesn’t play for a current PES partner club possibly opening the door for a Real Madrid signing. This agreement also places Kubo in the running for cover athlete of PES 2022.
No release date has been announced for the next iteration of the series but it is expected to drop some time in the early fall. Many believe that Konami will likely have something to show for it at this year’s E3 event.
PES versus FIFA has become one of the great rivalries in sports gaming. PES 21 scored favorably compared to its main competitor FIFA according to both critic and user reviews. Perhaps with more signings like Kubo, Konami can continue to gain a bigger share of the soccer video game market.