PES 2021: partnership with Atalanta BC announced

Konami has announced an important long-term collaboration with Atalanta BC for the 2021/2022 season of the eFootball PES series

Konami Digital Entertainment has announced that it has signed a exclusive long-term agreement with the Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio Sports Club, Italian Serie A club that ended the 2020/21 championship in third position. Based in Bergamo, Atalanta compete at the highest level in the football championship for over 60 years and boasts an incredible number of fans across Europe. The team has also reached the quarter-finals and the round of 16 in the last two editions of the most important European Club Competition, achieving truly exceptional results.

Come “Official Video Game Partner“, Konami she made sure i exclusive rights to use the Atalanta licenses, including player names, official badges and kits. Starting from football season 2021/22, the eFootball PES series will be the only real-time football simulation game to include an authorized reproduction of Atalanta.

Atalanta is shown in the new PES 2021 trailer

This new partnership of Konami for PES follows the agreements concluded with other Italian football clubs including AS Roma, SS Lazio and SSC Napoli. Below you will find a statement of Naoki Morita related to this collaboration:

As we prepare to unveil the future of the eFootball PES series, I am thrilled to announce this exclusive partnership with Atalanta BC, an incredible team with an exciting future at the highest levels of European football. Working closely with our Club Partners is an important element of our strategy to offer fans around the world an industry-leading football video game.

Also Luca Percassi, CEO of Atalanta, issued a brief statement regarding the partnership:

We are extremely happy to announce the partnership with Konami. Konami is an international brand that needs no introduction. This agreement represents another important moment of growth for Atalanta.

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