eEURO 2020 finalists confirmed as April’s play-offs concluded

Following the conclusion of the eEURO 2020 play-offs, the line-up for the final stages of the biggest ever national team efootball tournament has been named.  The 55 UEFA member associations involved in the UEFA eEURO 2020 qualifiers is now down to 16 as Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Montenegro, Spain, Turkey completed the list of teams who booked their spot for the finals slated in May. 

Despite the previous announcement of Konami Digital Entertainment B.V., the official EURO video game licensing partner, regarding the delay of the update for UEFA EURO 2020 downloadable content (DLC) for eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer (PES 2020), due on April 30, the eEURO 2020 tournament continued as scheduled with DLC and UEFA’s approval.

In that update pack, all 55 UEFA national teams will be featured in the DLC, with their latest kits and squads. They’re alsoadding Wembley Stadium to the game, which is the setting of the Euro 2020 final. Saint Petersburg Stadium has also been recreated for the update to the game. Euro 2020 is still on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One

The said eEuro 2020 esports tournament, due to take place in London in July, has now been pulled forward and will be a virtual event for the rest of its rounds, with the final taking place from May 23 to 24. Whether this tournament will feature the game’s Euro 2020 DLC has yet to be confirmed. Previously, the partnership between Konami and UEFA gave the publisher exclusive rights to the Euro 2020 for PES.

Over the last four Mondays of March, the group stage took place, with 55 competing countries competed for the first ten eEURO 2020 spot. After the series of matches that concluded over the weekend, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Romania and Serbia are through.

The remaining six nations to qualify was determined through the play-offs, whereas the ten group runners-up competed over two matchdays, happened last April 20 and 27. The teams were split into two groups of five, who played each other twice in a ‘home and away’ format. The top three in each group qualified for the final tournament.

Austria, played by Zeusinjo (Fedja Djedović, Sarajevo), a nine-time national PES champion and PlantifulBat7 (Igor Zečević, Kiseljak) along with Croatia and Montenegro as the play-offs winner, clinched the ticket to the finals as they played in the Play-off Group 1. Meanwhile, Denmark, Spain and Turkey, with the Spanish side as the play-offs winner, have successfully completed the Play-off Group 2.

During the play-offs round, each encounter consisted of two 1-vs-1 matches and the aggregate score decided the winner. The finals in May, due to be played as an online tournament, will determine the very first eEURO champion and will bag $40,000 out of a pool of $100,000. The remaining amount from the prize pool will be split between the quarter-finalists.

The UEFA eEURO 2020 commenced its qualifying draw last January 202. It is the first national team eFootball tournamentpowered by Konami and in partnership with UEFA. This tournament was played by professional Esports gamers, between two and four gamers, that represent their national team through the nomination of each participating National Association