The 2016/17 PES LEAGUE and the official UEFA Champions League eSports tournament open today

All roads lead to Cardiff and an incredible $200,000 first prize offer as Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. confirms its exciting plans for the revamped 2016/17 PES LEAGUE: the official UEFA Champions League eSports tournament.

The huge prize incentive comes as KONAMI increases the scope of its annual competition, which is recognised by UEFA as the official UEFA Champions League eSports tournament. The ultimate winner will receive an incredible $200,000, with those in second and third place receiving $100,000 and $50,000 respectively. Additional prizes will also be available, with $20,000 going to the winners of the two European Regional Finals, the Americas Final and the Asia Final, with additional prizes for the runners-up.

With such an incredible prize at stake, this year’s competition looks set to be the most ambitious and far-reaching yet, with KONAMI committed to making the PES LEAGUE the definitive eSports event. KONAMI has worked closely with UEFA on the details of the tournament – with all entrants looking to earn a place as one of the final 16 best PES 2017 players in the grand final which will take place alongside the UEFA Champions League Final in Cardiff next year.
The 2016/17 PES LEAGUE officially kicks off today. Users registered on www.pesleague.com (http://www.pesleague.com) can simply begin the first of many games as they play matches that will see them ranked against their peers. All scores and results from matches played within the PES LEAGUE mode are logged and entrants can monitor their progress via in-game stats and the PES LEAGUE website (www.pesleague.com (http://www.pesleague.com)). Entry is also open to those using the new free-to-play, PES 2017 Trial Edition.

Officially launching today, matches can be played against rivals within the same territory and through until mid February for the Americas, late February for Asia, followed by Europe running through until mid-March. Regional finals will be held to determine the final 16 to represent their region in Cardiff. The PES LEAGUE World Final will then take place alongside the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final in June 2017, a perfect setting as two eSports giants go head-to-head before Europe’s finest teams clash for club football’s highest accolade. Details of schedules will be announced accordingly in www.pesleague.com.

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