eFootball teases major new Serie A event in latest blow to EA SPORTS

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After a dodgy start transforming PES into eFootball, Konami's title is really coming into its own with the latest eFootball 2023 update.

The company is looking to expand the game as much as it can and capitalise on the upcoming split between FIFA and EA SPORTS, hoping to become the biggest player in the football game market.

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A recent tease shows that something major is on the horizon, so read on to find out what it could possibly be.

Viva la Revolution

Something new is coming to eFootball, but what is it?

A teaser trailer on the official Twitter account gives us very little information, except that "An Esports Revolution is coming to Italy", dropping on Friday, 25 November.

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With shots coming from space, we get the feeling that this announcement should be grand and "out of this world", yet there isn't much solid information to go off.

Licences

The biggest blow to EA that this announcement could be is the acquisition of more licences - especially if they are exclusive.

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A fight has been ongoing between FIFA titles and eFootball for official club rights, with Serie A their most high-profile battleground.

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FIFA 23 came with the announcement that Juventus had switched sides and was now in a multi-year deal with EA, yet Konami has the big-hitters of AC Milan, Inter Milan, Atalanta, Lazio, Napoli and Roma!

If Konami has managed to tie down the majority of Serie A teams to a multi-year, exclusive deal, it will be a huge feather in their cap, showing they can be a thorn in the side of EA as they try to keep as many fans as possible going into EA SPORTS FC.

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Esports Competition

Another possibility - and we think the most likely one - is that an announcement will be coming soon that a new esports competition will be coming for the title.

We've seen eFootball World Finals events for the last few years, but they could be adding additional tournaments throughout the year as a draw for more competitive players.

Holding regular tournaments will get more high-profile players on the game while also increasing engagement on socials.

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This is definitely an area where eFootball can expand, and where better to hold it than in Italy, a place where they have already made massive ground on rival games by securing licences.