Konami has announced that it will be touring at four places in England and Scotland with eFootball PES 2020, offering people the chance to get on with the demo. You can download the demo at the moment if you don't want to hike out to play the game ahead of next month's launch. At the following places, the PES Tour bus will stop.
- Westfields Sheperd’s Bush, London – August 17th-18th
- NEC, Birmingham – August 23rd-26th
- intu Braehead, Glasgow – August 31st – September 1st
- intu Trafford Centre, Manchester – September 7th – 8th
On this tour Konami intends to offer some hands-on experience with the eFootball PES 2020 to as many fresh individuals as possible. Also those who have been playing for a while will be urged to attend as the game's mini-tournaments. The reasoning behind the name change of the Pro Evolution Soccer franchise was recently clarified by Konami saying:
Moving forward, the complete item name will be eFootball: PES. We announced eFootball PES 2020 for this year. We want to concentrate more on going forward on sports. In the past, by having contests like PES League and eFootball Pro, the professional club competition, we have already shown[ this]. There will be larger contests for esports coming up. We just believed that by including it in the name of the product, we're making a declaration and showing our fan community, but also the wider audience, that sports are going to play a very large role in moving forward.
This year Konami managed to get a bit of a boost for eFootball PES 2020 by winning the Juventus rights, which meant that FIFA had to alter the team's name to Piemonte Calcio in FIFA 20. On September 10th, eFootball PES 2020 will be published for PS4, Xbox One and PC.