1. DarkDetective

    DarkDetective
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    Evert ten Napel, a Dutch football commentator who has been delivering commentary for the FIFA games for many many years now, has said during the finals of a Dutch FIFA eSports tournament on television that the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League will be added in FIFA 19.


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  2. Becks'

    Becks'
    Member

    Expected.
     
  3. Cappa

    Cappa
    Member

    finally?
     
  4. chadskin

    chadskin
    Member

    lol
     
  5. raldoh

    raldoh
    Member

    Guess it has to do with PES dropping the license?
     
  6. Kill3r7

    Kill3r7
    Member

    Basically no one is touching FIFA for the next 5 years or so. The opportunity to add CL cards and weekly matchups will be great for their business.
     
  7. FelipeMGM

    FelipeMGM
    #Skate4 Moderator

    as expected after PES dropped that
     
  8. Matush

    Matush
    Member

    PRO EVO had a "good run" I guess.
     
  9. Aokiji

    Aokiji
    Member

    They’ve been waiting for that contract to expire forever
     
  10. And there's the monopoly.
     
  11. Carl2291

    Carl2291
    Member

    Good.

    Gimme that CL theme at the John Smith's Stadium, right before Huddersfield make it there in real for the 19/20 season.
     
  12. AztecComplex

    AztecComplex
    Member

    What does PES has that FIFA doesnt at this point? The J-League? Anything else?
     
  13. TailorDKS

    TailorDKS
    Member

    some clubs have sold the rights individually like Barcelona, Real Madrid and so on - so they are still in PES
    But Leagues... thats complicated
     
  14. BLLYjoe25

    BLLYjoe25
    Member

    yes!

    RIP PES...you always were dead anyway.
     
  15. nekomix

    nekomix
    Member

    The final nail on PES coffin ;(
     
  16. AwShucks

    AwShucks
    Member

    I liked the PES demo better than FIFA last year so it's the first time I ever bought PES. I liked having Champions League in it, I'm a Liverpool fan so that worked out perfect. I did all the kit/name patches etc. But maybe it was due to years of playing FIFA, but so much about PES felt off. Controls, goalie AI, opponent defense, my own ability to play defense. In the end I won my league and champions league in my first season, but I didn't have as much fun as I normally do playing FIFA.

    Point is, I'm glad FIFA is getting Champions League because I won't ever buy PES again.
     
  17. Starlatine

    Starlatine
    Member

    i'm shocked!
    *pretends to be shocked*

    PES better add some bazookas and stealth action for their new game
     
  18. Damn Silly

    Damn Silly
    Member

    A blind man could see that coming after the news that Konami had lost it.
     
  19. Tickling

    Tickling
    Member

    Disappointing but not unexpected
     
  20. Zappy

    Zappy
    Member

    Wow. Not sure there is any point in another PES being made now. FIFA already had it sewn up.
     
  21. Spine Crawler

    Spine Crawler
    Member

    pes still has better gameplay imo
     
  22. ClarkusDarkus

    ClarkusDarkus
    Member

    Doesn't really matter to me as only played Fifa for Pro clubs anyway, PES is still the better football game but losing the license of the CL will hurt it alot as it did add alot of immersion and realism too the master league mode. EA with total monopoly now. Sony should reboot This Is Football as it's a sad state of affairs when for the last 10+ years all we have a choice of is FIFA/PES.
     
  23. Andrew Lucas

    Andrew Lucas
    Banned Member

    DAMN BOI. DAMNNNN.
     
  24. Cort

    Cort
    Member

    Definitely not a fan of sports games having no competition amongst eachother.
     
  25. Gamecocks625

    Gamecocks625
    Member

    RIP Pro Evo :(

    Man, like, I’m excited about FIFA 19 (assuming they’ll make a Switch version) but also sad that PES will never regain traction again
     
  26. Ahasverus

    Ahasverus
    Member

    Konamiiii
     
  27. Guymelef

    Guymelef
    Member

    Roberto Larcos and co. were the best PES years.
    Time for PES to shine again.
     
  28. RAWRferal

    RAWRferal
    Member

    FIFA 19 confirmed purchased
     
  29. SuikerBrood

    SuikerBrood
    Member

    He probably shouldn't have said that. :P
     
  30. Sei

    Sei
    Member

    PES19 will still have the best gameplay.
    Modders will add every license within a week.

    If only they would improve the Master League...
     
  31. Leplutorius

    Leplutorius
    Member

    With sad news of Konami dropping the UEFA licence I'm really expecting next PES to go full pachinko.
     
  32. Derp1414

    Derp1414
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    [​IMG]

    I’m so weak. I told myself i would never buy Fifa 19 after the disappointing Fifa 18, but here we are again. I do this every year. Champions League = Day 1.
     
  33. Rush_Khan

    Rush_Khan
    Member

    Massive news.

    The king is dead.
     
  34. Shibata100

    Shibata100
    Member

    Least EA will give us a game on switch. Forget about PES on switch. :(
     
  35. LordBaztion

    LordBaztion
    Member

    I bet microtransactions are paying for that licensing.
     
  36. Retroarnold

    Retroarnold
    Member

    Cool. I buy FIFA every other year, and this is my FIFA year. Glad we get real CL, rather the fake 'Champions Cup'. Will even get the epic CL anthem!

    Die Meister
    Die Besten
    Les grandes équipes
    The champions
     
  37. Jarmusch

    Jarmusch
    Member

    pes is so dead i doubt they ll bother making nextcgen ports
     
  38. VE3TRO

    VE3TRO
    Member

    Oh my gawd. Expected after the PES news but man can't wait for that anthem. Gonna play the shit outta this mode, tournaments always felt so bland in FIFA.
     
  39. Daffy Duck

    Daffy Duck
    Member

    This is amazing, and about time too!

    I’ve not played a fifa game for years but is the manager mode/league mode integrating with this so you can play every season and qualify etc?

    May tempt me to pick up the game, especially as Salah will be 99.
     
  40. flattie

    flattie
    Member

    Best forward ever.
     
  41. Xando

    Xando
    Member

    RIP PES
     
  42. Blablurn

    Blablurn
    Member

    Faster than expected
     
  43. Its most powerful weapon is the nostalgia felt by gamers in their thirties.
     
  44. eebster

    eebster
    Member

    Ever since there's basically no competition for Fifa and NBA 2k, both series have gone down the shitter.
     
  45. mauaus

    mauaus
    Member

    Gameplay and overall animations are mostly better imho
     
  46. Saint-14

    Saint-14
    Member

    It didn’t have champion before?
     
  47. Brazil

    Brazil
    Trailing in the sky Moderator

    I guess Libertadores is all that PES still has. Which is basically nothing.
     
  48. petran79

    petran79
    Member

    Will have to wait for unofficial mods for PES. Hopefully PS4 and Xbox support mods, like the PS3
     
  49. pld

    pld
    Member

    Last week I would have said shame but since Konami can't even release PES 2019 on the Switch it might even be better that people will be able to play Champions League in FIFA.
     
  50. Green Yoshi

    Green Yoshi
    Member

    The Amazon reviews for FIFA 18 are really negative here in Germany. Seems like the patches ruined the game.