Schalke 04 has been crowned the winner of the eFootball.Pro Invitational, the first eFootball.Pro event to be held. The eFootball.Pro Invitational, which is not part of the eFootball.Pro league opening play this fall, gave eFootball.Pro owners EMR a chance to show off some of the features of the new competition. The tournament, which was held on August 12 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, included the participation of Schalke 04, and the guest clubs Celtic FC, and Santos FC. Only Schalke participated as an official member of the eFootball.Pro League.
Celtic FC—with “EC_ONEILL” (Eldridge Clarens O’Niel) and “INDOMINATOR” (Mochammad Yos Krisna Sonneveld)—was the first team eliminated at the end of the group stage. Celtic drew with Santos FC, 2-2, and lost to Schalke, 2-0. Schalke 04, featuring the players “wide” (Dennis Winkler), “GoooL” (Matthias Winkler), and “EL_Matador” (Mike Linden) prevailed in the final against Santos, which featured the players Christopher Maduro and “GuiFera” (Guilherme Fonseca). Schalke’s players showed their enthusiasm after the victory. “It was a long but incredible day,” GoooL said. “The eFootball.Pro venue was amazing, and we managed to win the first eFootball.Pro Invitational tournament, our first cup for Schalke Esports.”
The event also included a Beat the Pro activity, in which crowd members were able to face off against Alex Alguacil, one of the world’s best PES players. Alguacil is the current PES League champion in CO-OP (3 v 3 mode) and the runner-up in the individual category. No one was able to beat him, but Schalke fans enjoyed the experience.
The eFootball.Pro Invitational was organised by the esports company EMR (Esports Media Rights). More news about the eFootball.Pro League is expected to be announced soon, including which clubs will join FC Barcelona, Schalke 04, and AS Monaco in the competition.