Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. is entering the key stage of its 2015/16 PES League season. With several new countries added to the nationalities competing, ‘Guilfera’ will represent Brazil, ‘AniRuud’ has emerged representing India, while ‘johonaKRA’ and ‘Ambidextrous’ will represent Peru and the UK respectively.
The 2016 World Finals of the UEFA Champions League eSports event will take place on May 27th and May 28th – with the two finalists getting the incredible opportunity to play a match pitchside at the Stadio Guiseppe Meazza ahead of the UEFA Champions League Final. Playing within the hallowed Stadio Guiseppe Meazza (otherwise known as San Siro) stadium will also give the PES League finalists a once in a lifetime experience, with the initial heats between all 34 entrants taking place at the Terrazza Martini located near the UEFA Champions League festival area.
The 34 players are competing for a total prize pot of 23,000 Euro, with the winner receiving 15,000 Euro and tickets to the UEFA Champions League Final, with second and third place receiving 5,000 Euro and 3,000 Euro.
Following huge growth during the 2014/15 season, PES League is truly a global tournament opening the competition to players from Peru, India, and Saudi Arabia, and hundreds of thousands of people have entered this season. French reigning champion, Rachid Tabane, will return to defend his title, having emerged victorious in Berlin last year.
PES League originally started in 2001 by KONAMI as a national tournament in France, and later broadened its scope to become a full-scale global tournament. With the PES League World Finals taking place on the same weekend as the UEFA Champions League Final, as it’s one of the biggest football spectacles in the world and draws a great deal of attention each year.