UEFA eEURO 2021 finals start on Thursday | Inside UEFA
Sixteen groups shall be vying to be topped eEURO 2021 champions from 8 to 10 July as the most important ever efootball event for nationwide groups reaches its climax. Contenders from all 55 UEFA member associations have taken half on this yr’s version, competing solely on KONAMI’s eFootball PES 2021 SEASON UPDATE on PlayStation 4.
Man-Laurent Epstein, UEFA advertising and marketing director
“The UEFA eEURO has given efootball fanatics the prospect to dream of representing their nation on the most important stage and we want to want all of the groups competing on the closing event the perfect of luck. The inaugural UEFA eEURO was an undoubted success, with over 15 million folks having watched competitors footage throughout UEFA’s platforms. We’ve got seen an enormous progress within the reputation of efootball over the previous few years and eEURO 2021 is constant to present us the chance to attach with new and current followers of nationwide workforce soccer.”
Followers of the sport may even be capable of watch the matches unfold on KONAMI’s official PES Twitch channel and different platforms. In the meantime, KONAMI is operating an in-game marketing campaign which can enable PES customers throughout console, PC and cellular to acquire eFootball Factors by watching the eEURO 2021 finals by way of UEFA or KONAMI channels.
A singular event
Every of the competing groups shall be seeking to emulate Italy, who had been the primary ever winners of the UEFA eEURO final yr. For most of the players, the competitors has additionally enabled them to fulfil a life-long ambition of representing their international locations in a significant worldwide occasion.
Yos Sonneveld (AFC_INDOMINATOR), Netherlands
“I feel the eEURO is a novel event and it is a large stage for PES gamers to indicate what they’re made from. This event makes it doable to signify your individual nation, and to be one of many gamers representing the Netherlands is really particular.”
Erman Gökdemir (Simegal_Erman), Turkey
“I feel this event is the most important and most essential event within the historical past of PES. It is an excellent degree of competitors, whereas the sport brings collectively good gamers from many international locations. The eEURO offers us the pleasure and happiness of representing our nation.”
How will the ultimate event work?
The 16 groups have been drawn into 4 teams of 4. Chosen encounters shall be broadcast on UEFA’s YouTube channel because the groups in every group play one another in a twin event bracket format (double elimination and not using a grand closing). The highest two from every part will advance to the quarter-finals in an eight-team single elimination bracket.
The 4 group winners shall be drawn randomly in opposition to a runner-up from one other group. Every match, till the ultimate, shall be a best-of-three sequence. The ultimate shall be a finest of 5. Matches shall be performed 1-vs-1. A complete of €100,000 in money prizes shall be break up between everybody competing within the closing event, together with €40,000 for the victors.
How did qualifying work?
The group stage draw came about in February, with the competing international locations divided into ten teams of 5 – 6.
Each nation performed two matches every (1-vs-1) in opposition to the opposite nations of their group; factors from each matches had been added to the group desk. The ten group winners certified instantly for the ultimate event.
The ten runners-up then took half in a play-off tournament to find out the opposite six finalists. The contenders had been break up into two teams of 5, with the highest three advancing from every.