PES 2021 has recently released its Season Update and we are already getting a lot of news and exciting events. Starting from new Iconic Moments introduced to the UEFA EURO 2021 making its second appearance, the game is moving forward a lot quicker than expected. To add more excitement to us fans, the popular eFootball League matchday is coming back for its second season! The official handle of PES 2021 confirmed the news and the PES 2021 eFootball League 20/21 event is confirmed to kick off in the month of December 2020.
About PES eFootball League 20/21
eFootball League is an Esports tournament that made its first appearance last season. For KONAMI, the league’s inaugural 2019-20 season was a tremendous success and saw a fantastic turnout from established esports athletes, aspiring esports players, as well as a great deal of support from several major European clubs. As a result, the eFootball League will be returning this year with a scheduled kickoff date sometime in early December. Just like last season, the tournament will be divided into two categories: eFootball.Pro, the professional tournament aimed at elite esports players; and eFootball.Open, the amateur tournament open to all comers.
A console-exclusive tournament in which professional PES esports players are pit against each other. They play as representatives of real-world European football clubs. Final participants are selected after they compete in a 3v3 co-op football matches to determine a winner.
In addition, awards are given out to the players each matchday for things like ‘MVP’ and ‘top goal-scorer’. The clubs receive prize money according to their final ranking at the end of the tournament.
An online esports tournament open to all players of all platforms, but the Online Finals will be console exclusive. Splitting of players is on the basis of their online skill level into one of three tiers: Expert, Intermediate, and Basic. This is to ensure a fun and challenging competitive experience for all participants. Just like the last season, the event is expected to be held in matchday mode, where players will get rewards like Club Scouts, Agents, Trainers, and Coins.
Players at the Expert level will aim to pass through the online qualifiers, Regional Finals, and World Finals. The winners will receive a shoutout on social media from the club they have represented, and may also be considered to participate in future eFootball.Pro tournaments.
The esports tournament mode will range from winning Official Club Merchandises to cash prize rewards. As far as the matchday mode is concerned, the players will obtain the rewards according to their points accumulated in Custom Matchdays.
PES eFootball League 19/20 Season overview
The last season was the first time this Esports competition was run by KONAMI. Last season’s eFootball.Pro saw competitors representing European football clubs. There was the traditional league as well as an online cup format. According to the Official KONAMI website, eFootball.Pro matches have been viewed over 15 million times by users from all over the globe.
The eFootball.Open also proved to be a runaway success, amassing an impressive 1.44 million entries for the mode worldwide. The winners of eFootball.Open World Finals received shoutouts from the social media accounts of the clubs that they represented.
Bayern München won the inaugural tournament, by beating Barcelona 2-0.
Schedule and dates of PES eFootball League 20/21
As of now, the official confirmation is that PES eFootball League 20/21 will kick off in December. So, players can expect registrations to open soon before the event kickoff. However, you need to remember that Players have to select their club, region, and platform, which cannot be unchanged. Players can only select from the clubs participating in eFootball.Pro. The clubs will be announced later by KONAMI. Players need to link their KONAMI ID and eFootball PES 2021 game account to register.
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