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Konami partners with Piqué’s esports firm on new football venture

Konami partners with Piqué’s esports firm on new football venture

By: SportBusiness International team

Posted:
14 Nov 2017
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Esports company eFootball.Pro, which was founded by Spanish footballer Gerard Piqué, has partnered with video game developer Konami to launch a new professional esports competition.

The international competition will use Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer title. It will seek to attract the world’s top players and there are plans to broadcast the event globally.

Konami said that more details of the competition would be unveiled soon.

Piqué (pictured), who plays for Spanish LaLiga club Barcelona and serves as the president of eFootball.Pro, said: “The goal is to drive all that makes traditional football the king of sports, towards electronic football, towards esports. We want to bind the best of both worlds to bring the public a new entertainment model that they love since the first day.”

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