|PES 2013 has 150 licensed teams, continues Champions League and Europa League agreement|
|Posted: 20.08.2012 15:34 by Nick Akerman||Comments: 0|
Konami has announced a host of licensed teams for PES 2013. In total, 150 deals have been struck, including the licenses of all Spanish La Liga and Italian Serie A sides.
Konami has also secured Manchester United, Bayern Munich, FC Porto, AEK Athens, Galatasaray Istanbul, Shahktar Donetsk, FC Kopenhagen, Zenit St Petersburg, CSKA Moscow, RSC Anderlecht, Dinamo Kyiv and Dinamo Zagreb for the game, amongst others.
17 more international sides have been announced, including England, Germany, France and Italy.
Konami has also managed to continue its exclusive deal with UEFA for the continuation of the Champions League and Europa League licenses.
Speaking in June, European PES team lead Jon Murphy said Konami cannot keep up with EA in terms of licenses and agreements.
"There are obviously a lot of existing contacts between EA and who they deal with and a lot of trust between them, and there's a lot of money changing hands, and trying to break into those situations is very hard," he said. "At the same time it should be pretty obvious that we can't compete with the massive budgets they have to throw at these things.
"So, for example, with the Premier League, we've opened up negotiations with them in the past and we've got quite close to what we thought was a good offer. It went to EA exclusively. And then after that EA have been dealing directly with the clubs themselves to lock us out of individual club deals as well. So there are several layers we have to be trying to fight through