Pro Evolution Soccer

The first game of the Pro Evolution Soccer series was released in 2001 by KONAMI. Since then, the Japanese game manufacturer updates the tactically challenging football simulation every year. Three players represent the S04 in the royal blue dress: The two DFB eNational players Mike "EL_Matador" Linden and Mehrab "MeroMen" Esmailian and the romanian player Adrian "Urma" Urma. As the second European top club after FC Barcelona, FC Schalke 04 Esports has been involved in the competition of eFootball.Pro since June 2018.

Pro Evolution Soccer

Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) is a football simulation made by Japanese game developer KONAMI. The players compete in eventful encounters. Regular changes and updates demand a high degree of flexibility from esports professionals. In addition to the appropriate tactics, speed of reaction, coordination and anticipation are decisive.

Above all, PES excels with its highly acclaimed gameplay, which gives fans of football simulation an authentic football experience: Strategic dribbling gives players considerably more control over possession and realistic maneuvers make it easier for attackers to play the defenders. The integration of a realistic ball physics intensifies the feeling of immersion, for example when the ball hits. Experienced players react accordingly to these situations.

The fans of the Royal Blues can look forward to a faithful replica of the licensed players department of FC Schalke 04 in Pro Evolution Soccer. In the course of the cooperation with KONAMI, the Japanese game manufacturer creates a detailed image of all players and transfers the technical abilities as well as the unmistakable “on and off the ball” movements of players like Ralf Fährmann, Amine Harit or Benito Raman to the virtual Race. Even the “living room of the miners”, the VELTINS-Arena, will find its way into the football simulation with its unique northern curve and incomparable mood.

The FC Schalke 04 is one of the most famous and successful football clubs in Europe and is committed to sustainable in esports. This fits perfectly with KONAMI. It is therefore great news to be able to portray the team and also the VELTINS Arena in PES 2021. We look forward to the numerous game-loving S04 fans.

Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director for Brand & Business Development at Konami Digital Entertainment B.V.

eFootball.Pro

FC Schalke 04 Esports is part of the competition eFootball.Pro – a professional league format for Pro Evolution Soccer, which was founded by publisher KONAMI in 2018. After FC Barcelona, ​S04 was the second top European club to join the virtual league. Meanwhile, the third eFootball.Pro season is running, S04 sends an international team consisting of the three players Mehrab “MeroMen” Esmailian, Mike “EL_Matador” Linden and Adrian “Urma” Urma into the race. A total of ten clubs take part in eFootball.Pro. In addition to S04 and Barcelona, ​​also Manchester United, A.S. Roma and Galatasaray Istanbul participate.

The project is another opportunity for the Royal Blues to expand the club’s presence in electronic sports: “In football, we were one of the pioneers when we decided to integrate our own esport department into the club. We plan to continuously expand our involvement in this area and to tap into other areas of the Esports, “said Tim Reichert, Schalke’s Chief Gaming Officer. Schalke Esport executives continued: “We are very pleased to be part of the the competition in eFootball.Pro, to consolidate our brand internationally while playing at the highest level. We believe that with opponents like FC Barcelona, ​​the competition will not only be a great experience for us, but also for our fans. We want to present our aspirations and expertise in the league.”

We are very pleased to be part of the competition in eFootball.Pro, to consolidate our brand internationally while playing at the highest level. We believe that with opponents like FC Barcelona, the competition will not only be a great experience for us, but also for our fans. We want to present our aspirations and our expertise in the league.

Tim Reichert, Chief Gaming Officer at FC Schalke 04 Esports

eFootball.Pro president and FC Barcelona star Gerard Pique is particularly pleased about the squires’ participation in the competition: “We are very happy, that FC Schalke 04 participates in our league. Schalke has a lot of experience in esport and will help us to set up a high quality competition. Schalke is a tough opponent – not only for Barcelona, but also for the other teams.”

Masami Saso, President of Konami Digital Entertainment B.V .: “We know how ambitious the club is not only on the pitch but also away from it and we are sure that the participation of FC Schalke 04 will only strengthen the league further. We are very much looking forward to presenting the Esport world the technical skills of Schalke.”

Where are the games broadcasted?

Competitions are broadcast live on streaming platforms as Twitch. The players proudly represent the colors of the traditional club from the heart of the Ruhr area.