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eFootball PES 2021

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Sports
Publisher: Konami
Release Date: Sept. 15, 2020

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'eFootball PES 2021' (ALL) eFootball.League 2020/21 Kicks Off Next Month

by Rainier on Nov. 12, 2020 @ 8:49 a.m. PST

eFootball PES 2021 is a Season Update that delivers all the features and gameplay from eFootball PES 2020 with the latest player/club data for the new season as well as exclusive UEFA EURO 2020 content and the Iconic Moments Series.

As the eFootball PES franchise celebrates its 25th anniversary since its debut in 1995 and over 100 million copies sold, Konami invites football fans all over the world to join them once again as they head out onto the pitch for a new action-packed season of football and prepare for the future.

Konami announced the return and first details of the eFootball.League for the 2020/21 season, kicking off from December 7th.

eFootball.League is an esports tournament that welcomes competitors of all skill levels. As with last season, the series is divided into two divisions: eFootball.Pro, the elite competition exclusively for professional football clubs, and eFootball.Open, the amateur tournament open to all players.

In addition to FC Barcelona, Juventus, Arsenal FC, Celtic FC, FC Schalke 04 and AS Monaco, clubs that participated in the last season, Konami has revealed AS Roma will participate for the first time in the 2020/21 season.Other clubs participating in this season will be announced soon.

eFootball.Open – Starting December 7th

Last season’s eFootball.Open was a runaway success, amassing over 1.4 million tournament participants worldwide. Starting on December 7th, any eFootball PES 2021 Season Update (PES 2021) console or mobile player will be able to participate in the Online Club Qualifiers.

eFootball.Open is available to all users and takes place in certain Matchday events that use preset teams. Meet the conditions set out in each stage of the tournament to earn eFootball Points*, a new type of currency that can be exchanged for various in-game bonuses.

The top performing competitors in each round will earn a place to proceed onward and may eventually be selected to compete in the World Finals in July 2021.

For more information about the online 1v1 tournament, including the schedule of events, visit the eFootball.Open website here.

eFootball.Pro – Starting December 12th

With over 15 million total views on YouTube during the 2019/20 season, eFootball.Pro is back for the new season on December 12th with professional esports players representing some of the world’s biggest football clubs.

Continuing the mid-season change due to the ongoing pandemic, eFootball.Pro Matchdays during the regular 2020/21 season will be played online in 3v3 CO-OP matches. The elite participants have been selected by the competing football clubs, with these details set to be announced in the coming days.

As before, the eFootball.Pro clubs will be the same as those featuring in the eFootball.Open tournament, giving anyone the opportunity to climb the ladder and be considered by each club to join their professional esports team.

The very first eFootball.Pro Matchday of the new season will be available to stream on December 12th. For the latest information, visit the eFootball.Pro website here.

Naoki Morita, President at Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. commented: “Following the breakthrough success of the inaugural eFootball.League season, I am proud to share the first details ahead of the new season kick-off on December 7th. Thanks to the hard work of our teams around the world, we will soon showcase the most talented eFootball players and uncover the next generation of athletes.

Key Features:

  • Season UpdatePES 2021 is an updated version of last year’s title, eFootball PES 2020, providing the latest player data and club rosters. Due to the delayed season endings for many leagues, the latest data for certain licensed leagues and teams will be available via a day one patch (internet connection required).
  • Exclusive UEFA EURO 2020 Content – Ahead of the real-life tournament in 2021, the official UEFA EURO 2020™ content will be included at launch in PES 2021. Featuring the offline UEFA EURO 2020 Tournament Mode, all 55 UEFA national teams, Wembley Stadium and more, this is the best way to simulate the tournament before and after its summer debut.
  • Iconic Moment Series – Relive and recreate memorable moments from the careers of current and former football superstars with this new myClub series.

Standard And Club Editions

  • STANDARD EDITION – With a unique cover looking back at the history of one of the greatest footballers of all time, Lionel Messi, the Standard Edition of PES 2021 will be available in physical and digital retail stores at SRP $29.99.
  • PARTNER CLUB EDITIONS – For the first time, fans will be able to purchase special Club Editions of PES 2021 through digital platforms exclusively. Available for FC Barcelona, Juventus, Manchester United, FC Bayern and Arsenal FC, the all-new Club Editions will include unique club-specific content such as myClub squads, Iconic Moment Series players, exclusive kits, branded menus and more. The Club Editions will be available at SRP $34.99.
  • LOYALTY DISCOUNT – To recognize our most dedicated players, a 20% discount will be available when you pre-order a Club Edition of PES 2021 through eFootball PES 2020 (including LITE).
  • VETERAN'S BONUS – In addition, for those who played myClub in eFootball PES 2020, there will be a Veteran's Bonus available with various rewards depending on the milestones achieved in-game. Reward and Milestone details will be available on the official website.

eFootball PES 2021 Season Update is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC (Steam), including backwards compatibility on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.

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