Konami and SSC Napoli sign an exclusive licensed partnership for the eFootball PES series of the 2022/23 season.
According to an official statement released this morning on their respective websites, Konami Digital Entertainment BV and the Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli have announced their long-term agreement.
The video game contract will officially unfold its effects in the upcoming 2021/21 esports football season and will serve to administer numerous marketing rights.
Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli, with 95 years of story, is one of the most recognized football teams in Italy.
Additionally, the eFootball PES series will be the only real-time football simulation game to include an authentic fully licensed recreation of Napoli.
This partnership announcement for the eFootball PES series follows on from previous ones with the Italian Football Federation, AS Roma and SS Lazio.
In addition, KONAMI has announced that they will also become the Official Training Center Partner for popular football club. From 1st July 2021, the facility will be officially named “SSC Napoli KONAMI Training Center”, featuring a brand-new gaming area for players and guests.
Naoki Morita, President at Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. commented:
“With this close partnership between our two companies, we will further establish eFootball PES as the definitive video game series for Italian football. Showing strong belief in our long-term plan, we are humbled that Napoli chose to sign this exclusive agreement with KONAMI.”
Serena Salvione, Chief International Development Officer at Società Sportiva Calcio Napoli commented:
“We are delighted to launch this exclusive partnership with an innovative, international brand such as KONAMI to create content and unique experiences for Napoli fans. KONAMI has further tied its name to the Napoli brand by acquiring the naming rights to the training ground. This partnership is the latest step in the wider drive towards internationalisation of the Napoli brand that the club has been working on in recent years.”