Konami has announced details of a planned joint activity between the company and top-flight German football club, FC Schalke 04, at this year’s gamescom (August 21st – 25th) in Cologne, Germany.
FC Schalke 04 will be bringing special guests to KONAMI’s main booth in hall 8.1/A033 on Wednesday, August 22nd to compete in PES 2019 tournaments where attendees can watch the action and get involved.
As a football club with a strong background in eSports, FC Schalke 04 will also be bringing German well-known eSports athletes Dennis Winkler and Mike Linden to showcase KONAMI’s latest football simulation game at gamescom.
To top it off, following a qualifier tournament at FC Schalke’s season opening in early August, four PES finalists will be invited to gamescom to compete for a once in a lifetime experience. The winner will not only take the glory, but a main prize of a unique experience on Schalke’s “fan sofa” pitch-side during an upcoming FC Schalke 04 home match.
For attendees at KONAMI’s booth on August 22nd, giveaways, competitions and hands-on time with PES 2019 will all be available throughout the day.
“FC Schalke 04 continues to be a pioneer in eSports and their all-in approach to gamescom this year exemplifies that,” commented Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director Brand & Business Development at Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. “We are incredibly lucky to have such an ambitious partner in Schalke for PES 2019 and beyond, and we look forward to welcoming them to our consumer booth later this month.”
The exhibition booths of KONAMI are located at hall 8.1/A033 (PES, Hyper Sports R and ZOE2) and in hall 5.2/E039 (Yu-Gi-Oh!). The booth for business partners and media is in hall 4.2/A048.
PES 2019 will be available on PlayStation4, Xbox One, and PC STEAM, on August 30th. PES 2019 will be available in two physical editions, with new global ambassador Phillippe Coutinho on the front cover of the standard edition and David Beckham on a special edition which gives fans the opportunity to unlock myClub bonuses. Also available at launch will be a digital-only Legend edition that will include even more content for myClub!
To pre-order PES 2019, please visit: https://www.konami.com/wepes/2019/