The epic conclusion of the inaugural eFootball League season, played on eFootball PES 2020, was broadcast this weekend, with Konami Digital Entertainment has sharing the results of the eFootball.Pro Cup Knockout Stage and the eFootball.Open World Finals, shown on Friday (31st July) and Sunday (2nd August) respectively.
- Re-watch the eFootball.Pro Cup Knockout Stage here – LINK
- Re-watch the eFootball.Open World Finals here – LINK
With an overall prize pool of €250,000, FC Bayern, FC Barcelona, Manchester United FC, and Juventus were the four eFootball.Pro teams that advanced past the Group Stage of the eFootball.Pro Cup, to compete against each other in the Semi-Finals of the competition. Following close victories from FC Bayern and FC Barcelona, including a tie-breaking game in the first Semi-Final, it was the German club who proved themselves to be the ultimate champions.
The eFootball.Pro Cup Final, with FC Bayern facing FC Barcelona, was introduced by commentator Harry Channon claiming:“In terms of eFootballing royalty, it doesn’t get much better than this,” noting that the two teams have both shown tremendous form throughout the past three weeks of the Cup. Looking at the two teams’ past success rates when facing each other, Channon pointed out that the German club has a definite advantage, as they defeated the Blaugrana team in the Group Stage of the Cup, as well as in both games of Matchday 2 during the Regular Season. Continuing with his habit of scoring early in the Knockout Stage of this competition, Alex Alguacil carried on this new tradition by achieving his first goal of the Final in minute 6’. Harry Channon noted that putting his team ahead of Barcelona in the Final was “extra sweet” for Alex, as he played on behalf of his current opponents in the 2018-2019 eFootball.Pro season. The score stayed at 1-0 in favour of the German squad, despite various attempts by FC Barcleona to equalize the scoreboard. It was in minute 77’ that MESTRE solidified FC Bayern’s win, bringing the result to 2-0, making his team the winner of the eFootball.Pro Cup.
Alex Alguacil recognized the hard work and talent of his team, stating: “It’s like a dream come true, a lot of work behind us during this year… It’s really amazing and we are the champions!” Alex was also recognised as the MVP of the Knockout Stage and takes home an individual award of €15,000 for his performance.
The eFootball.Pro Cup was the German team’s chance to prove to fans what the rest of their performance in the Regular Season may have looked like, and what type of gameplay to expect from them in the future, as they emerge from the competition as the eFootball.Pro Cup champions.
For the full eFootball.Pro Cup Knockout Stage analysis, visit the official website – LINK.
If viewers missed the original broadcast of the Knockout Stage, they can still receive 100 myClub coins for free by watching the video through the campaign site (mobile users should go via the in-game news and console users should go here – https://forms.konami.net/efootballpro ) before August 5th 23:59 (UTC).
eFootball.Open, the company’s esports tournament open to all players across the world, also concluded this weekend with a tightly fought contest between the globe’s brightest eFootball talent – 27 players from each region (Europe, Asia and the Americas).
While the World Finals were originally planned to be held as an offline event to crown a single World Champion, the global pandemic required the format to change. Instead, finalists competed online against others on servers hosted on their respective platforms (PS4, Xbox One and PC). The champions of the 2019/2020 eFootball.Open are:
- PS4: Madakanachappy (FC Barcelona), Asia
- Xbox One: ThePhenom3392 (AS Monaco), Americas
- PC: twitch_peazyyy (AS Monaco), Europe
For detailed results information for eFootball.Open, please visit the official website – https://efootballpro.konami.net/open/worldfinals/results/
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