Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. has announced current Russian Premier Liga Champions, FC Zenit Saint Petersburg, as its latest Partner Club for eFootball PES 2020.
With FC Zenit already fully licensed in the latest game, Partner Club status will also see the Gazprom Arena, also known as St Petersburg Stadium, brought to eFootball PES 2020. This will arrive in a future Data Pack to be released in Q2 2020. The modern stadium will be recreated by Konami’s expert artists, ensuring it is represented in the highest possible quality.
The future addition of the famous stadium follows the announcement of former FC Zenit star, Andrey Arshavin as a PES Legend, who is available in myClub from today.
eFootball PES 2020 x FC Zenit – Partnership announcement trailer
The move to bring FC Zenit on board showcases how the Russian market continues to be of great significance for the eFootball PES series. Following the addition of the fully-licensed Russian Premier Liga exclusively last year.
The official partnership will also see an increase in local events and activations between FC Zenit and Konami. As the current Russian Premier Liga Cyberleague Champion, this also includes the exploration of esports opportunities in the future.
Dmitry Mankin, Commercial Director at FC Zenit commented:
We are proud that Zenit has been selected as a partner club for eFootball PES 2020. Interacting with fans in the virtual reality world is a modern trend that we cannot ignore. Thanks to this agreement our supporters will have the opportunity to play PES 2020 with skillfully rendered FC Zenit at an ultra-realistic version of Gazprom Arena.
Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director Brand & Business Development at Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. also added:
We’re honoured to announce FC Zenit as our latest partner club, reaffirming our commitment to the Russian football market.
Building on an already impressive roster of partner clubs, we hope that this latest agreement will show that we’re always looking to engage with our fans all over the world, especially in places where football continues to thrive.
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