Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. today announces collaboration with eSports company eFootball.Pro to create a professional eSports competition using Konami’s football game series. The new international league will aim to attract players from around the world and will be broadcasted globally.
“The goal is to drive all that makes traditional football the king of sports, towards electronic football, towards eSports,” stated Gerard Piqué, eFootball.Pro President and FC Barcelona player. “We want to bind the best of both worlds to bring the public a new entertainment model that they love since the first day.”
“KONAMI has always been committed to delivering quality entertainment experiences to its customers, and eSports is an opportune market for reaching a growing audience,” said Hideki Hayakawa, CEO of Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. “eFootball.Pro’s unique position in eSports, combined with its strong football leadership, will allow us to deliver a fresh way for customers to enjoy our products. We are thrilled to collaborate with eFootball.Pro.”
More details about the eFootball.Pro and KONAMI eSports competition will be unveiled soon.
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eFootball.Pro is a football eSports company, competitions promoter and related content creator and broadcaster. Its mission is to provide the public with the evolution of the traditional football social spectacle. eFootball.Pro is founded and headed by FC Barcelona’s player Gerard Piqué, and run by Javier Alonso as CEO. The company was created in 2016 thanks to a football, technology and eSports experts team with its headquarters based in Barcelona. Currently it is composed of 50 professionals from diverse fields involved in the project.
About Konami Group
Konami Group was founded in 1973, starting as an amusement machine manufacturer for arcades. Over the years, the company has grown to include different business units across various markets. Currently, KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION includes the Digital Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Gaming & Systems, and Amusement Businesses. The company went public on the Osaka Securities Exchange in 1984, the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, and the London Stock Exchange in 1999. For more information, visit: www.konami.com/en
About Konami Digital Entertainment
Konami Digital Entertainment, which is the core company of Konami Group, develops entertaining content for mobile, console and card games. The company is known for global franchises such as Pro Evolution Soccer, Metal Gear, Silent Hill, Castlevania, and Contra, as well as the Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game series. www.konami.com/games/corporate/en