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Konami faces fresh allegations about poor treatment of staff

Almost two years on from a damning report about life for Konami workers, fresh allegations have been made about the company’s treatment of its workforce. Specifically, it has been alleged that Konami makes a pro-active effort to prevent former workers from gaining new employment. Nikkei reports that a former Kojima …

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PES 2018 release date confirmed for September, with loads of new additions

Konami’s PES 2018 is coming on September 14th 2017, the publisher has announced today, and will bring a swathe of improvements to the long-running football franchise, including a digital PC version on Steam in addition to the usual console offerings on PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360. According to …

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Maradona and Konami are now best mates

There’s a been an unlikely turnaround in the relationship between Argentine football legend Maradona and PES publisher Konami. Just last month the pair were embroiled in a public row over likeness rights, but now it seems that a long-term partnership has been forged. Kotaku reports that not only have the …

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Konami’s PES League is an esport for people who don’t dig esports

I haven’t followed football in years, but there’s something electric about being in Anfield, the home of Liverpool Football Club. It’s hard not to get swept up in the scale and spectacle of the place. We’re gathered here for the second European qualifier for the Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) League …

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Interview: Konami’s Jonas Lygaard talks PES League, football esports and his dream job

This weekend saw the second Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) regional final take place in Anfield, with 16 players coming together to compete for one of four qualifying places at the Cardiff final of the year’s PES esports calendar, which will award the winner £200,000. We spent the weekend at Anfield, …

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16 players qualify for PES Road to Cardiff event at Anfield

16 European PES players have managed to book a spot in the last regional competition in the PES League Road to Cardiff tournament.  RoNeX, crazyFlash7, TRS_EL_MATADOR, his_wideness, Suprema_Ettorito, Teclis-88, IndominatorTV,  Sam—, dNationPT, Neo_Lotfi, TioMiit_PW, joanfcb, AlexAlguacil_8, TBC, DexK and bad_boy_g_2011 will all head to Anfield to try and win a …

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Konami refutes Maradona’s PES accusations

In an unlikely public war of words, Konami and Argentine football legend Diego Maradona have come to blows. The football legend last week took to Facebook to accuse Konami of ripping off his likeness in PES 2017. The player appears as part of the game’s classic player roster, with his …

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Konami on PES’ biggest competitive year yet

Competitive PES has always been a thing, but in recent years it has struggled to keep up with the expansion that many other titles have seen. This year however Konami is pushing eSports hard, and the new version of the PES League is an obvious indicator. The competition has already …

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