KONAMI ANNOUNCES THE EIGHT PARTICIPATING CLUBS TO TAKE ON THE eFootball CHAMPIONSHIP PRO 2023
The eFootball™ series’ flagship professional esports competition welcomes some of the biggest and most competitive clubs in the world
26th January 2023 – Windsor – KONAMI today is proud to announce that the eFootball™ Championship Pro will return for 2023 with a new roster of clubs. These clubs make up some of world football’s true elite institutions and will surely bring forth a fierce competition.
The eight clubs revealed
The 2023 edition of the competition sees the return of FC Barcelona, Manchester United, FC Bayern Munich, Arsenal FC, AS Roma, and 2022 champions AS Monaco.
These six will also be joined by two of the KONAMI’s newest partner clubs and potent rivals: AC Milan and FC Internazionale Milano.
The return to offline
For the first time in three years, 2023 will se the return of offline competition in the eFootball™ Championship Pro. All matches will be held in-person over in Barcelona, Spain.
Unlike the 2022 edition of the tournament, matchdays will be spread across four different months, seeing a more evolving, progressive league format before the ultimate knockout stage to determine the winners.
The full matchday schedule can be found below:
Matchday 1: 11th February 2023
Matchday 2: 4th March 2023
Matchday 3: 18th March 2023
Matchday 4: 8th April 2023
Matchday 5: 22nd April 2023
Matchday 6: 13th May 2023
Matchday 7: 27th May 2023
Knockout Stage: 24th June 2023
For more information of the competition, head to its official website: https://efootballpro.konami.net/
Get involved and win big with eFootball™ Championship Pro
During the tournament there will be two different giveaways for fans who get involved in the eFootball™ Championship Pro.
Firstly, if users watch Matchday 1 on YouTube through CP banner set in-game between 11th February (12:00 UTC) – 16 February (01:59 UTC) then they can win 2,000 eFootball™ points.
Secondly, there is the Victory Giveaway where fans can win official club merchandise based on the performances of clubs within the tournament. Details of this will be published online and on eFootball™ and club social media pages.
“eFootball™” was the rebranding of KONAMI’s popular gaming series “PES”. The change marked a great leap forward as the branding changed alongside the addition of a new football game engine, advancements in gameplay, and the remodelling of the title as ‘free-to-play’ across all compatible devices.
“eFootball™” is an ever-evolving platform with the aim of maximising enjoyment and accessibility for football fans around the world.
“eFootball”, “e-Football” and “eFootball logo” are registered trademarks or trademarks of Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. in Japan and other countries or regions.
About Konami Group
Konami Group was established in 1973, starting as an amusement machine manufacturer for arcades. Over the years, the company has grown to include different business units across various markets. Currently, KONAMI GROUP CORPORATION includes the Digital Entertainment, Amusement, Gaming & Systems, and Sports 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 company of Konami Group, develops entertaining content for mobile, console and card games. The company is known for global franchises such as eFootball™, Metal Gear, Silent Hill, Castlevania, and Contra, as well as the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game series. www.konami.com/games/corporate/en/