KONAMI becomes new partner of FC Schalke 04

A new international addition in Schalke’s sponsoring portfolio. From the 2018/19 season, FC Schalke 04 will co-operate with KONAMI. The Japanese game manufacturers will become official E-Sport partners of the Royal Blues and will extend their licence agreement for the world-famous football simulation game – Pro Evolution Soccer (PES).


Schalke’s marketing director, Alexander Jobst: “We’re happy to have on board a world-famous games manufacturer like KONAMI. It shows the leading role that FC Schalke 04 have in E-Sports internationally. KONAMI is like no other company and allows our fans to play with the true S04 in game.”

We’re happy to have on board a world-famous games manufacturer like KONAMI.

Alexander Jobst

Jonas Lygaard, senior director for Brand and Business Development at KONAMI, said: “FC Schalke 04 are one of the most famous and successful clubs in Europe and are working hard in the domain of E-Sports. That suits KONAMI.”

Fans of the Royal Blues may look forward to a true representation of FC Schalke 04 due to the licence agreement given the Pro Evolution Soccer. KONAMI will manufacture a detailed profile of each player and gives the likes of Ralf Fährmann, Amie Hairt and Breel Embolo realistic movements on the virtual pitch. Also, the VELTINS-Arena will be recreated in game so Schalke fans can play in front of their very own Nordkurve.

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