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Cologne Hosting PES 2011 World Finals


To coincide with Gamescom, that takes place 18th-21st August, Konami are holding it’s PES 2011 finals in Cologne!

Between 17th-19th August, winners of tournaments from around the world will represent their country, with a chance to be named PES 2011 World champion. Not a bad title hey?

We’ll let you know what goes down, in the mean time read the press release below for further info:


Cologne: The Home of Football

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH announces Cologne to host
PES World Finals 2011

Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has announced that it will hold its annual PES World Finals in Cologne this year, with the prestigious competition taking place as the gaming industry gathers for gamescom, Europe’s premier video game showcase.

The PES World Finals 2011 brings the current PES 2011 season to an end, and will see the world’s greatest PES players gathered for a huge knock-out tournament. Entrants from Europe, Asia and America will gather for a series of matches between August 17th-19th. The tournament will open with a gala party that precedes the full competition, which will take place in Cologne’s KölnSky venue – a 27th floor location that offers striking views of the beautiful city.

KONAMI has been hosting PES competitions since more than a decade, and each major territory has official leagues that are used to determine the World Final competitors. About 30 players are expected to take part this year. The attendees will all compete on the PlayStation®3 version of PES 2011, with a series of groups giving way to knock-out competitions to determine the ultimate champion.

“gamescom welcomes thousands of ardent video game fans to Cologne, so it is a fitting venue for the end of the PES 2011 season,” offered Martin Schneider, General Manager of Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH. “We expect competition to be fierce at this year’s competition – especially with the eyes of gamescom attendees on them all.”

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