Last month, Konami Digital Entertainment B.V., the official EURO video game licensing partner, has announced that the update for UEFA EURO 2020 downloadable content (DLC) for eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer (PES 2020), due on April 30, has been postponed. Earlier this week, the game developer revealed the dates of the update release.
Despite the postponement of the UEFA Euro 2020, Konami promised that its free Euro 2020 update would be ready on April 30, until it was pushed back due to the “state of emergency declared in Japan”. Less than a month following the announcement, Konami has confirmed that the Euro 2020 update will be available on June 4 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
In that update pack, all 55 UEFA national teams will be featured in the DLC, with their latest kits and squads. They’re also adding 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 official UEFA Euro 2020 Group Stage match ball will also be available at launch. “Featured Players, themed Matchdaysand other in-game events are still planned but subject to change, with further details to be shared in-game,” Konami explains, before confirming that the Team of the Tournament will no longer be released.
They also announced the finals of the eEURO 2020 following the successful group stage in March and play-offs last month. “Ahead of the DLC launch, the UEFA eEURO 2020 esportstournament will draw to its conclusion with the final group stage of 16 national teams taking place between May 23 – 24.” UEFA eEURO 2020, commenced in January 2020, is the first national team eFootball tournament.
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.
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. 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. 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. These teams were divided into ten groups to compete in the finals.