Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has announced the 16 European PES 2017 players to qualify for the second European Regional Final of the 2016/17 PES LEAGUE ROAD TO CARDIFF competition at Anfield on Saturday, April 29th.
Each qualifier has come through weeks of absorbing play since the second European season began on February 23rd.
They will now head to the iconic home of Liverpool FC, Anfield, to compete for the final four European spots at the $200,000 Grand Final to be staged the weekend of the UEFA Champions League final in Cardiff in June.
The second European PES LEAGUE season wrapped on 23rd March, after which the top players in their respective local Ladders vied for the precious qualifier places at their relevant National Finals.
The European players heading to Anfield are: RoNeX (Austria), crazyFlash7 (Greece), TRS_EL_MATADOR (Germany), his_wideness (Germany), Suprema_Ettorito (Italy), Teclis-88 (Italy), IndominatorTV (Netherlands), Sam--- (Nordics), dNationPT (Portugal), Neo_Lotfi (Rest of Europe), TioMiit_PW (Rest of Europe), joanfcb (Spain), AlexAlguacil_8 (Spain), TBC (Turkey), DexK (UK & Ireland), bad_boy_g_2011 (UK & Ireland).
The finalists now have a few weeks to prepare for the Regional Final, which will take the form of an offline knockout tournament streamed live on Twitch, YouTube and Facebook with the winner taking home a cool $20,000 and a place in the Grand Final.
Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director - Brand & Business Development for Konami Digital Entertainment B.V, said: “The level of competition during Season 2 of PES LEAGUE has not let up and the fight to secure those 16 coveted spots at Anfield remained fierce until the very end. We’re proud of our relationship with Liverpool FC and can think of few better places for some of the world’s top football gamers to do battle. We extend our congratulations to our qualifiers and hope they enjoy what is sure to be a spectacular Regional Final.”
To watch the Second European Regional Final, visit: www.twitch.com/pesleague, www.youtube.com/officialpes or www.facebook.com/PES.
The winner of PES LEAGUE ROAD TO CARDIFF, the official UEFA Champions League eSports tournament will receive a top prize of $200,000 this year, while the runner up and third placed finalist will pick up $100,000 and $50,000 respectively.
On Twitter, @pesleague is the best place for updates from the Regional Final, including content profiling players and key matches. Be sure to also follow @officialpes on Twitter, which will be following the weekend with regular updates from big matches, behind the scenes photos and live streams of the Regional Final setting. In addition, don’t forget to ‘like’ the PES Facebook page for build up to the main event and a live stream of the entire competition.