Konami Picks up Copa Libertadores for Pro Evolution Soccer ’11
by Mohamed Al-Saadoon on April 8, 2010

Good news for Pro Evolution Soccer fans ahead of PES2011’s official announcement. After grabbing the exclusive UEFA Champion’s League license, Konami have now also secured the rights to the Copa Libertadores , The South American version of the Champion’s League.

Konami have been accused in the past of not using their resources to acquire licenses in the same manner as EA Sports but this acquisition will put a lot of never before seen South American sides into the game which should do wonders for Pro Evolution Soccer’s large fanbase in soccer crazy South America.

April 8, 2010

Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.

KONAMI announced today that it secured the videogame rights for the world’s renowned South American Cup, known as CONMEBOL’s “Copa Libertadores” and entered into a License Agreement.

Copa Libertadores is the soccer tournament run by CONMEBOL and this is going to be the first time ever in videogame history to reproduce the South America’s highly recognized tournament in the game.

“Winning Eleven” series already carried “UEFA Champion League” mode, which is the championship tournament to decide the No.1 club team in Europe and South America. This is the first videogame to provide both tournaments all in one in the game.

KONAMI plans to utilize the right of Copa Libertadores for the Winning Eleven series with a new mode so that players can use the same team as the real tournaments.

KONAMI will continuously work with the franchise to add more depth to the realistic football game experience and relay the exciting momentum as well as aim to contribute to the football cultures.

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