The time is finally upon us. This year’s iteration of the PES (Pro Evolution Soccer) open tournament is finally here. Named eFootball.Open, the tournament kicks off on Dec 9 and runs until the World Final in July 2020.
Format of eFootball.Open
The eFootball.Open tournament is divided into many stages and split across several platforms: PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One, and even Mobile. The below infographic describes the stages player must go through in order to reach the World Final. Participants are divided into Basic, Intermediate, and Expert levels so that players of all skill levels can take part fairly.
In order to participate in eFootball.Open, you must connect your Konami ID with your game account (depending on platform). This can be done on the signup website on the official Konami website. As an added bonus, everyone receives 300 MyClub points upon signing up.
The format of the tournament this year replaces last year’s PES League, which was of mediocre success. Upon signing up, you choose one of the ten teams to represent (includes stat balancing). Players cannot alter their choice, so it is advised that you choose carefully.
List of teams and first matchday
The teams participating include:
- FC Barcelona
- Manchester United FC
- Bayern Munchen
- Arsenal FC
- Celtic FC
- AS Monaco
- FC Nates
- FC Schalke 04
- Boavista FC
The very first matchday features FC Barcelona players going up against the PES-exclusive Italian giants, Juventus. Additionally, Manchester United vs Bayern Munchen will serve as a big secondary matchup.
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In-game rewards and prizes
More amateur players will have their eyes on the in-game rewards earned by participating in the game mode. The rewards depend on points earned and range from myClub coins to Black ball Agents and scouts.
There are also real-life rewards to earn. Every person that registers to a specific club will have a chance to win official merchandise from their club. These prizes will be announced at the end of December.
When it comes to cash prizes, the first prize winner will take home $15,000. Second place will have $10,000, with the amounts decreasing as you go, down to the 30th place finisher being one of several to take home $2,000. Naturally, the cash prizes will be eyed by only the serious players – those seeking contracts in the future or ones that may already belong to a certain team. You can check out the detailed rules and prize information for the eFootball.Open tournament on the official Konami website.
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