Malta National Team Available To Players For First Time In Five Years

Local Football fans can once again lead their team to victory in the virtual world in the upcoming video game PES2020. The Malta National team has not been available to players for over five years and was last available in FIFA World Cup edition 2014.

Thanks to Konami, this lack of inclusion in the virtual realm will finally be addressed. Konami recently announced that it was able to reach an agreement with the UEFA that will allow over 50 national teams to be exclusively recognized in their upcoming game alongside other notable teams such as FC Barcelona, Manchester United, and Celtic FC.

The agreement also means PES2020 will be the official game of the UEFA 2020 tournament, which is a huge win over their competitors, FIFA.

The UEFA Euro 2020 tournament will also be exclusively featured in PES2020 in a free DLC package that will be added to the game after launch. This is a nice change of pace in the micro transition world of the video games industry today.

The game will include new features such as improved dribbling skills, better ball physics, and “new first touch techniques”.

This exclusive deal and improved gameplay will definitely cause an intense competition between the two franchises over the next few months.

The reign of FIFA might finally be coming to an end, or at the very least will be challenged by its updated and polished competitor.

This agreement also expands the real-life tournaments reach into the esports competitive scene as there will be a companion esports tournament which will put the national teams from all over the continent head to head against one another.

The first step of the tournament will be an online qualifier in which 16 lucky competitors will make it to the finals that will be held in London, England. This in-person event will take place between the semi-finals and finals of the real-life tournament.

The Malta national team will now join other football clubs who have also expanded from the traditional confines of sports into the digital realm. This trend of expansion will no doubt continue as other teams and organizations realize the market and popularity of the Esports world

Mark September 10th on your calendars in honor of the release of PES2020 (over two weeks before FIFA will be released) and prepare to lead your favorite local team to victory.

Posted by Michele Schembri on 24th August 2019, 11:24

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