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The Sports Desk - This Isn't The End Of Pro Evolution Soccer

Posted On: Apr 23, 2018   |   Posted By: GameInformer

The Sports Desk - This Isn't The End Of Pro Evolution Soccer

Konami recently announced it is ending its 10-year licensing relationship with UEFA's Champions League - a loss for the company's Pro Evolution Soccer versus its license-rich, rival franchise FIFA. On the surface this may seem like a big blow, but I actually think this isn't a huge loss for the series.
WHAT WAS THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE BRINGING TO PES?
I'd rather PES have the Champions League license than not have it, but considering it was only integrated as a stand-alone tournament, popped up when appropriate during your Master League calendar, and was a basis for some MyClub campaigns, it wasn't a huge addition. Of course, you could argue that the license could or should have been more impactful within the game, but as it was, the loss of the license isn't ripping out the heart of the franchise. It'll no doubt be replaced with a generically named Champions Tournament, so the competition will still be in function just not in name.
Besides, for many supporters, winning their domestic league is the priority over...

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