“We want to bind the best of both worlds to bring the public a new entertainment model that they love since the first day.” The competition will be played using KONAMI’s PES series. Hideki Hayakawa, CEO of Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd, noted: ‘eFootball.Pro’s unique position in eSports, combined with its strong football leadership, will allow us to deliver a fresh way for customers to enjoy our products. We are thrilled to collaborate with eFootball.Pro’.The press release concludes by stating that in alliance with the ‘global vision of the project’, the Chinese company Desports will also be involved and play an important role in the expansion of the competition throughout China. Esports Insider says: This is an odd but interesting one as we’ve precious little information to go on beyond the fact that eFootball.Pro and KONAMI have partnered up and will be launching a global esports competition. The release ends by stating more information will be unveiled soon, so we’ll keep tabs on this one and give more information as soon as it drops. Esports company eFootball.Pro and the developer behind the Pro Evolution franchise, KONAMI, have reached an agreement to create an esports competition. The press release stated that ‘the league will be international and broadcasted all around the world’. Gerard Piqué, eFootball.Pro President and FC Barcelona player, said of the announcement: “The goal is to drive all that makes traditional football the king of sports, towards electronic football, towards eSports’. The company (eFootball.Pro) was briefly in the esports spotlight some months back after news broke of its formation and the fact that it has Spanish international and Barca player Gerard Piqué as its President. The company was seeking professionals with a knowledge of both esports and football across a variety of roles in March, from business development to content creation, though this is the only news we’ve heard since that time.
3 Khan responded: “I think that’s what it needs to come to, I need to become like that. I need to start thinking a little bit more and to start being a little bit smarter in there where I don’t get hit with shots I shouldn’t get hit with.“I think I try to make it too exciting, but that can only get you hurt again…“Sometimes I see that red mist and want to put someone away.” 3 3 The 31-year-old dropped last week’s opponent Vargas twice during their fight, in the second and third rounds.However, after the second-round knockdown, Khan then became too aggressive, left himself open and was put on the canvas himself.“You shouldn’t be seeing that red mist now at your age son,” Big Sam answered.“You should have learned from those early days. Get your game plan and sort it out, you’ll be brilliant.”The discussion concluded with Khan admitting: “I sometimes get a little bit excited, it’s that young blood.”You can listen to Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin on September 22, live on talkSPORT At one stage, the famously defensive football boss began to quiz Khan about his attacking style and resulting vulnerabilities.He has been knocked down and out several times in his career, and was most recently put on his backside during his win over Samuel Vargas last weekend.(You can listen to the exchange at 1:40 on the audio player above)“Are you one of those that wants to excite the fans all the time?” asked Allardyce.“Or are you now becoming tactically more aware about the fact that it’s all about making sure you win and don’t actually damage yourself?” Amir Khan has been told to sort out his defence by none other than former Premier League manager Sam Allardyce.The welterweight star joined co-host Allardyce alongside Alan Brazil on the talkSPORT Sports Breakfast and their interview took an interesting turn. Khan climbed off the canvas to defeat Samuel Vargas Big Sam enjoyed Khan’s win, but struggled to fathom how he keeps making defensive errors Khan was last stopped by Canelo Alvarez in 2016