eFootball PES publisher Konami today confirmed that Iconic Moments & Legends players from former partner clubs AC Milan & Inter Milan will be removed from PES with the PES 2021 season update. Earlier Konami announced that they were set to lose AC Milan & Inter Milan license after deciding against licensing contract renewal with both the clubs. There was a lot of speculation ongoing regarding the fate of Legends & Iconic Moments players from both clubs after this announcement, and finally, Konami have confirmed they will no longer be available next season as a result of the license loss.
Which Iconic Moments & Legends will be removed?
Konami have published the complete list of Legends & Iconic Moments players from AC Milan & Inter Milan that are set to be removed in the next season of PES. Interestingly, not all players from these clubs will be removed, especially players from AC Milan. This may be due to Konami’s personal license with the players, as is the case with Milan legend Paolo Maldini.
AC Milan & Inter Milan Iconic Moments to be removed
- C. Chivu
- F. Baresi
- J. Zanetti
- E. Cambiasso
AC Milan & Inter Milan Legends to be removed
Most of the AC Milan & Inter Milan legends are set to be removed in PES 20201 season update, with the same exception as earlier. The full list as released by Konami:
- I. Cordoba
- G. Bergomi
- F. Baresi
- D. Massaro
- C. Abbiati
- J. Zanetti
- D. Stankovic
- F. Toldo
- W. Samuel
- E. Cambiasso
- A. Recoba
- Y. Djorkaeff
- L. Guily
- D. Lugano
- R. Rocha
What players will you get in exchange for Milan & Inter Iconic Moments & Legends?
However, if you have any of the AC Milan or Inter Milan Iconic Moments or Legends players that will be removed in PES 2021 season update, you’ll get another random player of the similar card type, ball rarity and position in exchange as a fair compensation by Konami.
That means, suppose if you have Adriano Iconic Moments or Legends card, you’ll get another Iconic Moment or Black ball Legend of position forward respectively who are available at launch in PES 2021.
List of Iconic Moments available at PES 2021 launch
Konami earlier published the full list of Iconic Moments who will be available at PES 2021 launch on their website. That means, if you have any of the 5 Iconic Moments which will be removed in PES 2021, you’ll get a player of similar position from these players in exchange:
However, if a player of the same rarity (ball colour) and registered position is not available when the season update launches, your player will be exchanged for another Iconic Moment Series player of the same ball colour instead.
Final thoughts on Iconic Moments & Legends to be removed
Konami have said that there will be further details and announcements about the update to PES 2021 will be released sometime in late August. There is also a ray of hope for players who have these Iconic Moments or/and Legends who are set to be removed that there is a chance that the players listed above may be added to PES 2021 in time for launch. According to Konami:
Further announcements from Konami
Banning of accounts for exploiting refund system bug
Konami today also confirmed that they have permanently banned the account of the users who were confirmed to have exploited the game’s refund system bug after purchasing any coin pack in the game. After the weekly maintenance on August 6, the PES Mobile players who took advantage of the refund system in an unethical manner have been permanently banned from accessing the game.
After the weekly maintenance on 13/08/20, no Player data (Team/Condition rating) or Manager data(Affiliated Team, Tactics, Formation) will be further updated in the game until the next PES 2021 season update.
Legend players and Iconic Moment Series players will have their Condition Rating set to “B”. The Condition Rating for all other players will be set to “C”.
That’s all we have regarding the AC Milan & Inter Milan Iconic Moments & Legends to removed with the PES 2021 Season Update. What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comment section below!