Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH has officially announced that it will be holding the final stage of its annual Pro Evolution Soccer World Championship in Cologne this year, with the timing set to coincide with the Gamescom trade show.
The matches are set to happen between August 17 and 19 and the best players from Asia, North America and Europe will play a number of knock out matches in order to capture the overall World Title.
The competition is set to take place in the KolnSky space, with those taking part and those observing the PES 2011 matches able to also enjoy a beautiful view of the German city.
Martin Schneider, who is the general manager of Konami Digital Entertainment GmbH, has stated, “Gamescom welcomes thousands of ardent video game fans to Cologne, so it is a fitting venue for the end of the PES 2011 season. We expect competition to be fierce at this year’s competition – especially with the eyes of Gamescom attendees on them all.”
Konami has a long history of supporting official Pro Evolution Soccer competitions all over the world and at the moment all territories have their official leagues, which are used to determine who will represent them at the World Final games.
There will be about 30 people taking part this year and all the matches will be played on the PlayStation 3 version of PES 2011.
A team at Konami is now working hard on the development of Pro Evolution Soccer 2012, a game that is set to offer a new dynamic for the game, with improvements made to the Artificial Intelligence of the players on the pitch both on the attack and during the defense phase.
The game will have to go up against FIFA 12 from EA Sports
, a game which comes with a major innovation in the form of the new Player Impact Engine, which enhances the realism of the game.