Created in 1960 and each year bringing together the best clubs in the South American continent as the UEFA Champions League, the Copa Libertadores will allow players to select historic clubs like River Plate and Boca Juniors (already available in PES 2020 ) but also Flamengo, Corinthians and Colo-Colo in a new CONMEBOL Libertadores tournament mode or simply in kick-off mode, while enjoying new content in the FIFA Ultimate Team and Career modes. Note that the Copa Sudamericana, South American equivalent of our Europa League, will also be integrated into the game, as is the Recopa Sudamericana which is played every year between the last winners of the Copa Libertadores and the Copa Sudamericana (like the Supercup UEFA).
"This alliance with EA, one of the biggest video game companies, is a big step forward for the global spread of South American football and its image. Thanks to this agreement, our tournaments, clubs and players will have a greater reputation with football fans who will have a whole new way to follow their heroes.", rejoices Juan Emilio Roa, the commercial director of CONMEBOL, whose inclusion strengthens in passing the status of FIFA 20 as the most armored sports video game in terms of authenticity (more than 30 official leagues, 700 teams, 17,000 players and 90 licensed stadiums).
As it is also clear from the press release, the integration of competitions, clubs and players of the South American Confederation also responds to the need to extend the global reach of eSports. The ecosystem EA Sports FIFA 20 Global Series will host an eLibertadores tournament thanks to which the eSport department of the group hopes to accelerate the growth of competitions in new regions of the world. The eLibertadores tournament final will see the top eight competitors on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One compete on March 7 and 8, 2020 to earn FIFA Global Series points and a cash prize of $ 100,000.