eFootball: Konami loses MAJOR league and team in latest license blow

Konami has announced a huge loss for eFootball, with one of Serie A's biggest teams - Juventus - ending their exclusive deal with the company.

Check below for the full details and what this means for the Serie A license moving forward.

Juve Moving On

Juventus and eFootball's exclusive license deal is coming to an end, meaning Italy's Old Lady will now be available to be officially licensed in other games such as Football Manager and FIFA.

Juventus' inclusion in eFootball was a big draw for many players and the fact they are no longer exclusive to the game represents a big blow for Konami.

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OLD LADY BOWS OUT - Juve and eFootball's exclusive deal has come to and end

Whilst this is disappointing for eFootball moving forward, fans can breathe a sigh of relief that Juventus won't actually be departing the game.

According to Konami's statement, Juventus will remain in eFootball on both console and mobile versions.

League License Departs

In their statement, Konami has also confirmed that the exclusive Serie A license deal will end alongside the Juventus agreement.

This means that official league badges and aesthetics will depart eFootball and likely find a new home, with FIFA 23 the most obvious destination.

Serie A Sides Stay On

There is some good news for eFootball and Konami, and that's that a number of partner clubs will remain exclusively in eFootball.

Lazio, Roma, Napoli and Atalanta will all remain exclusive to eFootball, with only one major side departing eFootball for now.

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ROME WASN'T BUILT IN A DAY - AS Roma will remain exclusive to eFootball

This will - undoubtedly - leave the Serie A in a strange place in gaming moving forward, with a number of licenses now split across multiple games.

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