The eFootball Championship Pro 2023 is taking place this year with a new roster of clubs, marking the return of offline LAN events to eFootball for the first time in three years.
All matches will be held in-person over in Barcelona, Spain. And unlike the 2022 edition of the tournament, matchdays will be spread across four different months, in what Konami says will be ‘a more progressive league format’ before the knockout stage determines the winners.
Konami has also announced the dates and participating eight clubs for the eFootball Championship Pro 2023, and a couple of English Premier League clubs will be involved.
eFootball Championship Pro 2023 clubs, rosters and matchday schedule
In terms of clubs, The 2023 edition of the competition sees the return of FC Barcelona, FC Bayern Munich, AS Roma, and 2022 champions AS Monaco.
The Premier League clubs taking part are Manchester United and Arsenal.
These six will also be joined by two of Konami’s newest partner clubs and potent rivals: AC Milan and FC Internazionale Milano.
You can see their player rosters here:
The full matchday schedule is as follows:
- Matchday 1: 11th February 2023
- Matchday 2: 4th March 2023
- Matchday 3: 18th March 2023
- Matchday 4: 8th April 2023
- Matchday 5: 22nd April 2023
- Matchday 6: 13th May 2023
- Matchday 7: 27th May 2023
Knockout Stage: 24th June 2023
Konami will also be running two different giveaways for fans who get involved in the eFootball Championship Pro 2023.
Firstly, if users watch Matchday 1 on YouTube through CP banner set in-game between 11th February (12:00 UTC) – 16 February (01:59 UTC) then they can win 2,000 eFootball points.
Secondly, there is the Victory Giveaway where fans can win official club merchandise based on the performances of clubs within the tournament. Details of this will be published online and on eFootball and club social media pages.
The UK has some solid eFootball talent, with Scotland’s Big Stuff representing Team Great Britain in competitions like the Global Esports Games and Emzii winning a gold medal for Northern Ireland at the Commonwealth Esports Championships last year.
The eFootball Championship Pro 2023 gets underway from February 11th.
For more information on the competition, head to the official eFootball Pro website.
Dom is an award-winning writer and finalist of the Esports Journalist of the Year 2023 award. He graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
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