United's esports team is back: We're going for the title
Manchester United’s esports team return to action in KONAMI’s eFootball.League 2020/21 in December.
Hosted on eFootball PES 2021, our esports team return to action in the eFootball.Pro tournament on 12 December. This is a part of KONAMI’S eFootball.League that welcomes competitors of all skill levels.
As with last season, the series is divided into two separate events: eFootball.Pro, the elite competition exclusively for professional football clubs, and eFootball.Open, the amateur tournament open to all players.
United will play in eFootball.Pro, which is a 3v3 tournament. Due to COVID-19, the tournament will be online as the players will compete from their homes.
Our team for the tournament consists of Kamel El Morabet, Mikolaj Zietek and Eldridge O’Niel, with Wishal Changoer rounding out the four-strong squad.
Reds captain O’Niel is looking forward to getting back to competitive matches.
"This is a tournament you might not be used to as it’s not 1v1 but, with 3v3, it’s more exciting," he explained.
"In esports and football games in general, there are not many co-op games. Most of the co-op games are shooter games. It’s nice to see a team of three controlling 11 players because you have to coach one another to make sure one doesn’t create a gap or make a mistake.
"One little mistake can cost you everything, so communication is very important and trusting each other. I think people should watch it because of this."
With over 15 million total views on YouTube during the 2019/20 season, eFootball.Pro will once again see some of the world’s best players representing some of Europe’s biggest football clubs, including United, Barcelona, Bayern Munich and Juventus.
United face Galatasaray on Matchday 1 for a 14:30 GMT kick-off on Saturday December 12, tune in to the official Manchester United YouTube channel from 12:00 GMT to watch the whole of Matchday 1 live as it unfolds.
O’Niel believes his team has the quality to go far, saying the team has put in a lot of hours in recent weeks leading up to the tournament.
"Last season, we finished in the top four but, this season, we have to get the title," the captain said.
"That’s the ambition, that’s the goal. We’re Manchester United, the biggest and best club in the world. Nothing less counts, so we have to get the title."
LEAGUE FIXTURESGalatasaray (12 December)
Celtic (16 January)Arsenal (30 January)
Barcelona (13 February)Monaco (13 March)
Roma (27 March)Schalke 04 (10 April)
Bayern Munich (24 April)Juventus (8 May)
For more information about the tournament, including how to watch matches, visit https://efootballpro.konami.net.