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In 2020 Konami is celebrating its 25th anniversary with eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2021 and PES 2021 has already been released all over the world on different platforms.
PES is one of the top rivals of FIFA when it comes to football video games. There is no doubt that in recent times PES replaced FIFA in terms of gameplay and realistic features.
Let’s take a look at when PES 2021 was released, the licenses PES 2021 has, the season update, and much more.
When is PES 2021 released?
PES 2021 was released on September 15, 2020, and it will be available as a downloadable ‘season update. while eFootball PES 2021 mobile was released on October 15
Konami released a trailer that is worth watching can be watched below.
What licenses will PES 2021 have?
Konami has been busy expanding its number of licensing agreements.
Everything indicates Barcelona will continue to be an official partner. Barcelona signed a new four-year deal with Konami in 2019.
Serie A giants Juventus will also be partnered with PES 2021. Juventus has signed an exclusive partnership with Konami in 2019. The exclusivity means that Juventus can’t be featured in FIFA 20 and 21.
Arsenal is another Premier League club other than Manchester United to become the officially licensed team after accepting their agreement with Konami and extending their contract for another three years in 2019.
Here is the list of the officially licensed teams confirmed by PES 2021:-
|Manchester United||Premier League|
|Zenit||Russian Premier Liga|
|Sao Paulo||Serie A|
|Vasco Da gama||Serie A|
|Atletico Mineiro||Serie A|
|UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE||Primera Division|
|COLO COLO||Primera Division|
|RIVER PLATE||Primera Division|
|BOCA JUNIORS||Primera Division|
|ALIANZA LIMA||Liga 1|
|SPORTING CRISTAL||Liga 1|
|SPORT BOYS||Liga 1|
Which consoles will PES 2021 be out on?
PES 2021 will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC.
According to reports the new game will also be released on the new Sony PS5 and Xbox Series X, but it is still in doubt to be featured in the launch title on the next-gen devices.
PES 2021 Season Update
Konami has confirmed that they have made the decision to launch this year’s PES as a “season update” rather than a full game.
Konami acquired an exclusive partnership with UEFA. It means that EURO 2020 will not be available on FIFA 2021, great news for PES gamers.
Leagues & Tournaments
check out the licensed leagues and tournaments in PES 2021:-
- UEFA Euro 2020 (Exclusive)
- Italian Serie A TIM
- Italian Serie BKT
- French Ligue 1 Uber Eats
- Ligue 2 BKT
- Portuguese Liga NOS
- Turkish Super Lig
- Tinkoff Russian Premier Liga (Exclusive)
- Dutch Eredivisie
- Belgian Jupiler Pro League
- Danish 3F Superliga
- Scottish Premiership
- Swiss Raiffeisen Super League
- Brazilian Brasileirao Assai 2020 (Exclusive)
- Brazilian Brasileirao Serie B (Exclusive)
- Argentinian Liga Profesional de Futbol
- Chilean Campeonato PlanVital
- Colombian Liga BetPlay DIMAYOR (Exclusive)
- Chinese CFA Super League
- TOYOTA Thai League (Exclusive)
- AFC Champions League (Exclusive)
Who will be on the cover of PES 2021?
Lionel Messi will be featured as the cover star for the standard edition of PES 2021.
The Argentine international is noticeable in the launch trailer and the promotional description on the official website, but he is not the only one to be featured.
Lionel Messi will join the main cover with his arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo, Bayern Munich Alphonso Davies, and Manchester United young sensation Marcus Rashford.
PES 2021 latest news
PES 2021 mobile will arrive at 6am UTC on Thursday, 15 October
In India it will arrived at 11.30 am.
There will be two European Clubs Challenge events. One will be between players vs COM, while the other one will be Players vs Players.
check out the full details of start events which will be featured in the game:-
- eFootball PES 2021 – Launch Login Campaign
- FC BARCELONA V MADRID CHAMARTIN B (Matchday Event)・
- Spanish League Tour (Tour Event)
- Spanish League Challenge (VS COM)
- Iconic Moment (Special Agent)
- POTW: National Oct 22 ’20 (Special Agent)
PES 2021 tips to know before you play
Use Finesse for your advantage – Finesse is the best tool that any players can use in PES for their advantage. The best way to tackle the situation is when the player approach from the left and you can use finesse in the opposite direction to create the space which will be beneficial during the gameplay.
Use the through ball – The best skill that you can use in PES is through ball. Just have to place the ball at the right time for the attackers which could be impossible for any defender to defend it.
Understanding player stats – Before every match, choose your best eleven for the game. Understand the stats and set up the players in their respective position. In FIFA most of the players focus on pace, while PES attributes can help players to build the game during gameplay with a detailed game plan.
Defend with persistence– It can be fascinating to tackle down the opposition with a sliding tackle with hope the payer will lose control. The problem arises with this tackle is that it’s often causing problem than solution during gameplay. It helps to create space and also cause players to get booked. Play with persistence.
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