Konami have announced several huge additions to PES 2019’s partnership deals these couple of days which may tilt the licensing war to their favor. Firstly, they have added two European giants to their ever-growing license partnership list through the inclusion of two of the biggest Scottish Premier League teams from Glasgow, Celtic and Rangers F.C as partner clubs.
Via the partnership, PES 2019 will feature both teams’ full roster, along with their iconic stadiums; Celtic Park and Ibrox via post-launch data packs. That’s not all – the rest of the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership teams will also be available in the game.
We’re also happy to reveal that the iconic Ibrox Stadium will be added to the game via a Data Pack after launch. 😊 pic.twitter.com/CbBJ21SuzT
— Pro Evolution Soccer (@officialpes) July 31, 2018
— Celtic FC Shop (@CelticFCShop) July 31, 2018
Earlier in May, Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard was confirmed as the new manager of Rangers on a four-year contract. Celtic on the other hand, is currently managed by Gerrard’s former manager at Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers and have enjoyed an unrivaled monopoly of the league, having won it for the past seven seasons. With this announcement, players are finally able to replicate the Old Firm Derby on the PES2019 which would be an epic sight.
On top of the Scottish Premiership deal, Konami also inked a licensing agreements with the Turkish Super League, Dutch Eredivisie and the Russian League. Via these deals, the likes of Galatasaray, Fenerbahce, Besiktas, Ajax Amsterdam, PSV, Vitesse Arnhem, Zenit St Petersburg, Rubin Kazan and Spartak will all sport their official colors and logos in PES2019.
The Russian Premier Liga will be exclusive to PES2019 as well.
With these announcements, there will be a total of nine new leagues added to the 2019 game, with Argentinian, Belgian, Danish, Portuguese, and Swiss leagues announced a while back.
Despite losing the rights to Europe’s premier football competition in the UEFA Champions League, Konami have been busy bolstering their ranks with official teams and league partnerships all across Europe.
Can’t wait to try the game? Well you are in luck as the demo for the game will be available within a week’s time for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.