EL SEGUNDO, CALIF. – November 13, 2017 – 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.