Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and Play.com: A Statement

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and Play.com have issued a statement regarding cheating within its current PES 2008 tournament, following recent measures against players found cheating.

Konami and Play.com joined efforts in October to celebrate the launch of PES 2008 with a pre-order competition offer. Customers pre-ordering PES 2008 from Play.com were invited to partake in an online competition that will culminate in a play-off competition held at the Play.com Live show at Wembley, held over the weekend of March 15th-16th. The ultimate winner will receive£50,000 but it is with much regret that Konami and Play.com have been forced to disqualify a leading player in the competition.

Konami Digital Entertainment Ltd GmbH and Play.com will not tolerate cheating of any kind and reiterates its commitment that only the best players will be eligible to win the competition. The tournament is being overseen by Konami’s respect PES Rankings team, which is charged with dealing with disputes and have ultimate authority. Those caught cheating will be banned from the competition and will face a ban of up to one year from PES Rankings.


KONAMI CORPORATION was established in 1973, and became a holding company on March 31, 2006. KONAMI CORPORATION covers the fields of "Digital Entertainment Business", "Health&Fitness Business" and "Gaming&System Business". KONAMI CORPORATION went public on Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, the Singapore Stock Exchange in 1997, the London Stock Exchange in 1999, and the New York Stock Exchange in 2002. Home Page URL: www.konami.co.jp. Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH is a wholly-owned subsidiary, responsible for popular franchises like Metal Gear Solid®, Silent Hill® and Pro Evolution Soccer™ amongst other top sellers. For more information concerning Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH and its products, please visit www.konami-europe.com/games.

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