PES 2018 selected to represent Esports showcase at 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018 event
Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has today announced that PES 2018 has been selected as one of the competition games for this year’s 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018 esports event.
The Asian Games event is a continental multi-sport event hosted by the OCA (Olympic Council of Asia) and will take place in Jakarta-Palembang in Indonesia from August 18th. The 2018 event marks the first-time esports have been included in the line-up, with PES 2018 one of six games chosen to showcase the medium.
PES 2018 is regarded as a landmark in football simulation, and its inclusion as a representation of a key Esport title is welcome recognition. Visitors to the event will be able to see the game in action, while details of KONAMI’s ambitious esports plans will also be detailed.
With the announcement that esports are to be an official competitive sport as of the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou in China and also under consideration to become an official competitive sport within the Olympics, the Indonesian event will be an opportunity to show the competitive side of esports to a huge audience.
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About Konami Group
Konami Group was founded in 1973 as an amusement machine manufacturer for arcades. Over the years, the company has grown to include different business units across various markets. Currently, KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION includes the Digital Entertainment, Health & Fitness, Gaming & Systems, and Amusement Businesses. The company went public on the Osaka Securities Exchange in 1984, the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1988, and the London Stock Exchange in 1999. For more information, visit: www.konami.com/en.
About Konami Digital Entertainment
Konami Digital Entertainment, which is the core business of Konami Group, is a leading international digital entertainment company that develops entertaining content for mobile, console and card games. The company is known for globally acclaimed franchises such as the Metal Gear series, Pro Evolution Soccer, Castlevania, Silent Hill and Contra, as well as the popular Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game series. www.konami.com/games/corporate/en