Konami has announced that the PES League 2019 World Finals will be held at Emirates Stadium, the home of Arsenal Football Club, on June 28th and 29th.
The Emirates also played host to the finals in the past, with Brazilian PES player Guilherme “GuiFera” Fonseca beating Italian Ettorito “Ettorito” Giannuzzi in the 2017 PES grand final at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium.
For 2019, 16 of the world’s best 1v1 players, and eight co-op teams will compete for the PES League 2019 World Finals crown.
PES League is the official esports tournament for PES 2019 where thousands of players around the world compete in local and online events.
This year’s iteration consisted of two seasons with regional winners coming from Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Newcomers and veteran players alike will be competing for the PES League 1v1 crown including PES League 2018 World Finals challengers Fmestre12, HenrykinhO and Germany’s S-Venom.
Fresh faces include Indonesia’s ZEUS_FAIDAN, though he’ll face stiff competition from the reigning champion, Italy’s Ettorito97, who will be looking to defend his title.
“We’re pleased to support Konami by hosting an event as esteemed as the PES League World Finals,” said Michael Leavey, Media, Marketing and CRM Director at Arsenal.
“Emirates Stadium is a befitting location for the world to witness these top calibre players as they engage in fierce competition to find out who is the best in the world.”
Players competing for the single-player crown are as follows:
|7||Hong Kong||Verysutton (IMHKVS)|
|8||Hong Kong||Kalok.c (ka_lok9177)|
Co-op entrants are:
|2||Spain + Italy||Broken Silence|
|6||Brazil||Tigers Esports #respect|
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.