Konami have today revealed the PES Virtual UEFA Champions League online tournament for PES 2014.
The competition once again shows the true bond between Konami and UEFA, with PES 2014 being the only football title featuring exclusive use of the official UEFA Champions League competition as a dedicated game mode. Registration for the tournament is open now and the first online ranked matches will start on March 26th.
The Konami-run tournament unites competitive PlayStation 3-owning PES 2014 players from the company’s European region. The League is free for anyone to join, and collates all the data from thousands of matches to create a definitive overview of form and results. Player results are automatically collected via the Konami online game data, and posted in the PES League leader boards, where players can view all previous results, form information and match data.
Players will have the chance to take part in some very special events. During the year, main prizes include €25,000 Euros in cash prizes from Konami, and additional items supplied by PlayStation, UEFA and their official partners, including official signed UEFA Champions League memorabilia and a VIP UEFA Champions League Final experience where the winner is flown to Lisbon, and presented with match tickets courtesy of PlayStation. Similarly, success in the PES Virtual UEFA Champions League will also secure a coveted space in global competitions against PES-playing peers from all over the world.
There is also a variety of related competitions to that of the main one. This includes a new UEFA Youth League PES Event, wherein eight of Europe’s top PES players will travel to compete in a very special tournament in Nyon, Switzerland, the host city of UEFA’s headquarters and the UEFA Youth League finals. The semi-finals and final of the inaugural UEFA Youth League season will be played on the April 11th and April 14th, respectively, with the U-19 teams of Real Madrid CF, SL Benfica, FC Schalke 04 and FC Barcelona striving for the trophy. PES players from the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, and Holland will be invited to compete in a gala competition at UEFA’s headquarters on the weekend prior to the UEFA Youth League final. This starts on March 28th, with there being a competition that will last a week. Those signed up to the main Virtual Champions League tournament will automatically be entered.
PES 2014 will also be a main figure in the Champions League Festival which is held in Lisbon. Those who play PES 2014 will have the chance to win win a trip to this year’s UEFA Champions League final host city. All PES Virtual UEFA Champions League members will be automatically entered, and a series of weekly matches will begin on March 31st. The top 4 players from each region will qualify for a regional final, and receive a UEFA Champions League goodie bag. These weekly winners will then get together at a specially created tournament to determine who will travel to Lisbon for the UEFA Virtual PES Champions League Festival tournament.
This is a great competition, celebrating the top club competition in the world. With prizes such as an expenses-paid trip to Lisbon and a prize bundle from PlayStation® and UEFA, there is a lot at stake. The winner of the knock-out competition will also win win tickets, courtesy of PlayStation, to that night’s UEFA Champions League Final at the Estadio Da Luz. The overall winner will also cement their place at the PES World Finals to be held later this year.
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