Konami partners AFA for PES 2021

The agreement is part of a global expansion strategy of the Argentine Football Association and the Argentine National Team’s brands towards the young generation of players.

eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2021 Season Update came out on the 25th anniversary of the Pro Evolution Soccer video game series and was released on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in September 2020.
eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2021 Season Update came out on the 25th anniversary of the Pro Evolution Soccer video game series and was released on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in September 2020.

Konami Digital Entertainment recently announced a deal with the Argentine Football Association (AFA) as “Official Video Game Partner.” Through the relationship, spectators of the Argentina National Football team will see eFootball PES 2021 (PES 2021) branding through various marketing activations, signage and digital content platforms.

In relation to this agreement, Claudio Tapia, president of AFA, stated: “We are very happy to announce this new agreement with Konami, one of the most important video game companies in the world. Since we arrived to management, we have focused on digital development of AFA and on everything related to Esports. We know that these agreements are very important to position our brand throughout the world, especially with younger audiences, who consume these games and find there a way to feel close to the Argentine National Team. Within the global expansion strategy of the AFA brand that we have been developing, this agreement is strategic and allows us to continue growing in that sense.”

As for Takayuki Kubo, president of Konami Digital Entertainment, he explained: “We are very excited about this deal with AFA. We will work together and explore the different ways we can leverage our combined expertise and huge global reach to set a new standard in delivering football experiences and content to our respective fanbases worldwide.”

Konami will continue to leverage the AFA logo and iconography for global promotional activities for its PES franchise, including the in-game presence of the National Team.

eFootball PES 2021 Season Update delivers all the critically acclaimed features and gameplay that has won numerous “Best Sports” video game awards throughout its 25-year history. Along with the latest player and club data for the new season, the game also includes the exclusive UEFA Euro 2020 mode and content in advance of the rescheduled real-life tournament. This title is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC Steam, including backwards compatibility on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S. Global PES ambassadors Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcus Rashford and Alphonso Davies feature on the Standard Edition cover.