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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) Gets Free Lite Edition, Kicks Off eFootball.League 2020/21

by Rainier on Dec. 7, 2020 @ 3:09 p.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.

eFootball PES 2021 Lite

Konami announced eFootball PES 2021 Lite, the latest free-to-play version of the acclaimed football simulator for PS4, Xbox One and PC (Steam), which is available to download from today.

PES 2021 Lite provides unrestricted access to all the features of myClub mode, which allows players to build their very own dream team that suits their personal playstyle. Players can train their rookies into superstars, or sign Legends and other powerful footballers to get an edge on the competition.

The Iconic Moment Series, new from launch this year, is the latest way to improve your myClub squad. These strong player variants are based on memorable moments from the careers of current and former superstars, featuring boosted stats that reflect their performance at that time.

PES 2021 Lite also includes access to Matchday, a competitive PvP mode where players participate in mass events inspired by real world football matches and infamous rivalries.

Matchday is also the home of the eFootball.Open, a highly accessible esports tournament that welcomes players of all skill levels. Those that reach the highest stages of the tournament have the chance to be selected to join future squads of any of our professional clubs within eFootball.Pro.

For those looking to sharpen their skills against COM players, PES 2021 Lite provides the “Local Match” and “Training” modes in addition to the online modes detailed.

Finally, the highly popular Edit Mode is included for players on PS4 and PC Steam, giving the ability to customise and create uniforms, emblems, team names and more. There is also the option to import data created by other users for virtually limitless variety of designs.

eFootball PES 2021 Lite is now available as a free download with optional in-game purchases on PS4, Xbox One and PC (Steam), with backwards compatibility available on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.

Modes available:

  • Kickoff (Offline)
    • Local Match
    • Co-op
    • Training (Skills Training)
  • myClub
  • eFootball
    • Matchday
    • Online Tournament (limited to specific tournaments)
  • Edit Mode (PS4 and PC Steam only)

Clubs available in Kickoff Mode (Local Match & Co-op):

  • FC Barcelona
  • FC Bayern
  • Juventus
  • Manchester United
  • Arsenal
  • NOTE: All other modes allow you to use the same clubs as the full version of the game

Stadiums available in Kickoff Mode (Local Match & Co-op):

  • Neu Sonne Arena
  • NOTE: All other modes allow you to use the same stadiums as the full version of the game

Additional notes:

  • myClub data can be transferred between the full version of PES 2021 and PES 2021 Lite
  • Players from both the free version of PES 2021 and the full version all play on the same server, which means you won't have any trouble matchmaking
  • Please note that some modes, including Master League, are only available in the full version of the game
  • Some clubs are not available in certain modes in PES 2021 Lite
  • Not all eFootball mode competitions are available in PES 2021 Lite
  • Due to the ongoing impacts of COVID-19, some countries may implement last minute changes to certain tournament regulations. This may result in disparities with the way that regulations are described in-game. As a result, all tournament details are subject to change without prior notice

Konami also announced that the 2020-21 season of the eFootball.League has kicked off with the start of the eFootball.Open division. Last season’s eFootball.Open was a runaway success, amassing over 1.4 million tournament participants worldwide. Starting today, any eFootball PES 2021 Season Update console or mobile player will be able to participate in the Online Qualifiers.

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. The full list of participating clubs within the eFootball.League this season is as follows:

  • FC Barcelona
  • Manchester United FC
  • FC Bayern München
  • Juventus
  • Arsenal FC
  • Celtic FC
  • FC Schalke 04
  • AS Monaco
  • AS Roma
  • Galatasaray SK

eFootball.Open – Enter Now!

Last season’s eFootball.Open was a runaway success, amassing over 1.4 million tournament participants worldwide. From today, any eFootball PES 2021 SEASON UPDATE (PES 2021) console or mobile player will be able to participate in the Online Qualifiers.

Players on PES 2021 Lite, newly released and free to play, will also be able to enter eFootball.Open, ensuring its position as one of the most accessible esports tournaments globally.

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.

eFootball.Open is available to all users and takes place in certain Matchday events that use pre-set 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, including Iconic Moment Legends. Furthermore, during Online Qualifiers Round 1 from December 7th, all users can earn more eFootball Points in addition to regular rewards. Higher round users entered, more eFootball Points they can earn.

To celebrate the beginning of the new season, all users who login to PES 2021 or PES 2021 Lite can claim 10,000 eFootball Points. Earn more points by engaging with various eFootball League activities and exchange those for select Iconic Moment Series players.

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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