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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 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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Season two of the PES League begins today

The second season of the PES League in Europe gets underway later today as the best players in the continent play against each other to try and book a slot in the finals that will be held in Cardiff alongside the Champions League finals.  Starting today players will compete on …

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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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Schalke 04 signs German PES champion

Football club Schalke 04 continues to grow its roster of eSports talent, this time by signing German PES champion Lennart “LENNAO” Albrecht.  LENNAO won the German championship back in 2016 and has been a top PES player for years. This year his main goal is to make it to the …

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16 European PES players head to FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou to compete for a spot at worlds

16 of the best European PES players will head to FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium to compete for one of four spaces at the PES League Final.  The competition will take place on February 11th at the iconic stadium, with the best players from the qualifiers battling it out in …

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PES 2017 has a free-to-play version

Konami has announced that a free-to-play version of PES 2017 focusing on the game’s eSports orientated mode is now available. The publisher last year gave the same treatment to PES 2016, but this time around the release will occur at the same time across all platforms – and far sooner …

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Konami expects PES sales bounce following critical acclaim

Its week one physical sales may have been lower, but Konami believes that the quality of PES 2017 will turn things around for its famous football franchise. The firm told MCV that it is on a mission to change perceptions about the series, which for a period had fallen behind …

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Retail banks on FIFA 17 to rejuvenate stagnant market

Retail buyers are banking on FIFA and Xbox One S to revitalise a struggling physical games market. Last week’s major releases – including the new PS4 and PES 2017 – failed to rejuvenate the sector after a summer of low sales. No Man’s Sky was a bright spot in a …

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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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