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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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‘Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 is a really big turning point for us’

Recently Pro Evolution Soccer has been growing in popularity – critically at least – and no where was that more apparent than last year’s PES 2016. The game reviewed pretty well, with some critics saying it was better than rival football title, FIFA 16. But, by Konami’s own admission, the …

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Gfinity set to host the Gillette Championship, a £15,000 PES tournament

Today Gfinity and Gillette have announced the Gillette Championship, a Pro Evolution Soccer tournament with a £15,000 prize pool. The competition will see the best players of Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 on PS4 battle it out across 24 qualifiers and a live finals that will be held in London. The …

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90-minute football gaming special to air on BBC Radio 5 this evening

BBC Radio 5 will air a 90-minute special dedicated to the history and impact of football video games this evening. Starting at 19:30, the show will be hosted by Dan Walker and Julia Hardy, and features guests including England women’s captain Steph Houghton, FIFA YouTuber Spencer Owen, Sports Interactive boss …

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Free-to-play version of PES 2016 coming to PS4 and PS3

Konami’s FIFA rival Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 is getting a free-to-play spin-off. Proving recent rumours true, the game has only been confirmed for PlayStation platforms – that’s PS3 and PS4 – so far. Described as an ‘entry level’ effort designed to attract newcomers (read: FIFA fans) to the franchise, the …

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Konami: We are not at all focusing purely on mobile games

Konami will be doing more in the mobile games market, but it is not abandoning its console business. This comes from a fully translated version of the Nikkei interview with Konami president Hideki Hayakawa. A summary of the interview had already been translated earlier this month, and it seemed to …

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