Real football matches are no longer an option for most clubs so Konami have signed up eleven teams, each represented by one of their players, to face off in a new #StayHomeWithPES Tournament. The event will be broadcast on the official eFootball PES YouTube channel on Sunday April 26th from 17:00 BST / 18:00 CEST.
Here are the #StayHomeWithPES Tournament teams and the players representing them.
- FC Barcelona – Antoine Griezmann
- Juventus – Miralem Pjanić
- Manchester United – Scott McTominay
- Arsenal – Bernd Leno
- FC Bayern – Javi Martínez
- FC Schalke 04 – Nassim Boujellab
- AC Milan – Rafael Leão
- Inter – Sebastiano Esposito
- Celtic FC – Odsonne Edouard
- Rangers FC – Greg Stewart
- Zenit – Aleksei Sutormin
Miralem Pjanić’s first match will be in the Quarter Finals against the winner of the bout between Celtic forward Odsonne Edouard and FC Schalke’s Nassim Boujellab. “I’m a huge PES fan,” said Miralem Pjanić. “I’m excited to be part of this tournament and play the game on such a stage. It’s going to be a lot of fun. For me anyway.”
Also competing in the Quarter Finals will be Inter’s rising star, Sebastiano Esposito who will be facing Scott McTominay, Manchester United’s talented midfielder. Yes, I am copying this from the press release, I don’t know sausage about football.
“I can’t wait to put my PES skills to the test against some of my favourite players,” said Scott McTominay. “I’ve got my eyes on a final against Antoine Griezmann. He might be a World Cup winner, but he won’t be ready for me!”
Earlier this month Konami announced that the upcoming UEFA Euro 2020 DLC for eFootball PES 2020 had been delayed. Originally planned for release on 30th April, the free content for the game has been pushed back “until further notice.”
— eFootball PES (from 🏠) (@officialpes) April 16, 2020
It makes sense on the one hand, since the real tournament has been delayed as all real world sports grapple with the coronavirus’ impact on holding sporting events. Euro 2020 has actually been delayed until the summer of 2021, but Konami and UEFA still plan to release the tournament’s DLC for PES this year.
Source: Press release