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Messi No Longer PES Cover Star

Konami announce new star to lead new PES.

I bit gutted here, I must admit. Messi has been the cover star for PES since PES 2009, and over the years has been regarded as the best player in the world.

So it’s a bit of a shock to read in the press release that he’s no longer going to be the face of PES:


“This is the start of a major new era for PES,” added Murphy. “In the coming weeks we will detail more on how the ever-popular Master League has evolved, and will be unveiling the new face of the series. With PES moving ever upwards, it is time for an equally high profile and skilled cover star. The new player has all the attributes of the new game, in that he is a strong all-rounder, skillful, fast, and capable of making magic happen on-field. We have had a wonderful three years working so closely with Lionel Messi and thank him for his efforts and support. He has been key in the evolution of the series, and we wish him all the best.”


So long Lionel, it’s been great. *sheds tear*

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