Euro 2020

Uefa eEuro 2020 qualifying groups on PES are known – Euro 2020

by: Adam Smith


UEFA and Konami yesterday drew the groups for the UEFA eEuro 2020 qualifiers on Pro Evolution Soccer. Belgium is part of Group J with France and Croatia as the main opponents.

The eEuro 2020, the official competition launched by UEFA and Konami on Pro Evolution Soccer, will be held in parallel with Euro 2020 in July. Like its big sister, the virtual competition will be open to the 55 national teams that are members of UEFA and will therefore also have to be subjected to a knockout phase in order to qualify the top 16 teams for the finals. The latter will then be played at Wembley Stadium on 9 and 10 July, just before the Euro 2020 final.

The groups for the knockout stage were therefore drawn yesterday at the ESL premises in Cologne. Broadcast live on Facebook, the ceremony divided the teams into ten different pools, some consisting of five teams, others six. Only the winners of each group and the top six runners-up will win their ticket to the finals.

So there is very little room for manoeuvre for national selections! When you know that there is $100,000 (including $40,000 for the champion) and tickets for the UEFA EURO 2020 final to be won, the pressure may be maximum on the players.

Belgium inherited Group J for these qualifiers. Accompanied by France, Armenia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic and Croatia, the mission promises to be tough for our compatriots. Qualification should be played between France, Croatia and Belgium. Three nations for two tickets, the matches are shaping up to be tense and the rivalry more present than ever.

The group of death will be Group A during these qualifications. With England, Serbia, Albania, Spain and Latvia, it is difficult to determine a reliable prognosis before the start of hostilities!

After national online qualifiers organised by the ESL, two players were able to make their mark in order to receive their selection in the Belgian national team. Jon “Milan7Jon” Bruno and Mikail ” FETIH1453ElTurco” Gonen will be our Red EDevils at this event.

The first, Italian champion in “Pro Club” with his structure “PES Eleven”, is a regular in the top 100 in the general classification of the game. Having had to turn to Italy for lack of tournaments in Belgium, he met several international players playing at the highest level, which allowed him to progress and regularly rank at the top of the basket during these different Tournaments. He won the qualifying tournament to join the national team.

His teammate is also a talented player. Part of the top 100 in the last installments of PES, he notably qualified for the PES League 2019 in the category “Rest of the world” where he will be eliminated in the eighth final.

Both men are regulars on the transgaming.orgs scene on Pro Evolution Soccer and should be able to handle the pressure of the national team better than anyone else.

The PES scene is very little publicized in Europe, but with the acquisition of the eEuro and the rights of some famous teams for its eFootball League, things should change in the coming months!