Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2019
Philippe Coutinho

David Beckham on the Legend Edition
Platform(s) Xbox One, PC, PS4
Release date NA: 28 August 2018
WW: 30 August 2018
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer, Online
Rating(s) PEGI - 3+
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Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 (PES 2019), also known as World Soccer: Winning Eleven 2019 in Japan, is the sequel to PES 2018 that is developed and published by Konami.

This the first game since 2008 that Konami has not included a licensed UEFA competition after deciding not to renew its deal with UEFA for the Champions League, Europa League, and the UEFA Super Cup, which they had held for 10 years. Instead, the license is used in the FIFA series.

Konami have retained the license for the AFC Champions League, Ligue 1, Ligue 2, Eredivisie and Campeonato Brasileiro Série A as well as introduced eight new league licenses and seven new official partners. These are listed below.

Borussia Dortmund was originally included in some of the promotional assets of Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 but decided to terminate their contract with Konami prematurely, despite the contract originally ending in 2020. Additionally RB Leipzig will not appear in the game.

For the first time ever, Liverpool unveiled their new 3rd kit for the 2018-19 season using in-game footage from PES 2019 and have claimed to be the "first club to use video game graphics to launch a new jersey."

On 4 September, Konami announced the Toyota Thai League as a fully licensed league. It will be made available via DLC before the end of the year.


[edit] Cover

Barcelona and Brazilian forward Philippe Coutinho is the main cover star for the standard version of PES 2019, while David Beckham is on the front cover for the Legend Edition.

As part of the new licensing agreement with AS Monaco, captain Radamel Falcao became an official ambassador for the game and will appear alongside Philippe Coutinho on the French version of the game.

[edit] Demo

The demo for PES 2019 was released on 8 August, allowing users to experience these key additions at first hand, and features twelve fully licensed teams. They are:

[edit] Club teams

[edit] International teams

Games are set to 5 minute matches with a choice of 6 difficulties: Beginner, Amateur, Regular, Professional, Top Player and Super Star.

[edit] Licensing

[edit] Official partners

1 – New partnership for PES 2019

[edit] National Teams

[edit] Licensed Leagues

There are fifteen fully licensed leagues, featuring real players, kits and logo.

1 – New licensing for PES 2019
2 – Introduced in Data Pack 2.0

[edit] Unlicensed Leagues

Excluding official partners, these leagues will have fictional clubs names, kits and logos. Serie A has a fictional league name but real kits and logos with the exception of Juventus. Fictional second divisions in Italy and Spain will not feature in the game.

[edit] Other European Leagues

1 – Official partner

[edit] Other Latin American Teams

1 – Official partner

[edit] Licensed Cup Competitions

Teams Featured in the AFC Champions League

[edit] Stadiums


1 – included in the demo
2 – included in DLC post release


[edit] New Features/Improvements

[edit] Leagues

This year, PES 2019 welcomes 7 new leagues, an abundance of new partnerships and stadiums. A new global licensing initiative will see leagues from countries such as Belgium, Scotland, Denmark, Switzerland, Russia, Portugal, and Argentina added to the game - with the Russian league exclusive to PES! [4]

PES 2019 will also include lots of stadiums from launch, including FC Barcelona's Camp Nou and Palmeiras' Allianz Park, exclusively.

Additionally, new partner clubs and stadiums will be added after launch. [5]

[edit] Gameplay

Introduction of 11 new skill traits that will help enhance player uniqueness, including edge turn, no look pass, control loop, dipping shot and rising shot. These new skills increase the total in-game number to 39.

Player individuality has also been taken to the next level, where skills and strengths are more prominent in impact and motion during gameplay. [6]

The 11 new traits are:

  • Cross Over Turn
  • Double Touch
  • Step On Skill control
  • No Look Pass
  • Interception
  • Penalty Specialist
  • GK Penalty Saver
  • GK High Punt
  • Rising Shots
  • Chip shot control
  • Dipping Shots

Dribbling animation and fluidity is now based on variety of factors, such as player and ball positioning along the defensive line, precise feint movements to surpass around the sides and awareness of the close proximity of the opposition while turning.

New shooting mechanics with unique varied animations have been introduced, including motion of the ball slipping past the goalkeeper's outstretched hands, reactions of the attacker who just slightly missed and more intense/joyful reactions around the goal area.

A significant introduction is Visible Fatigue, which is a reworked, rebalanced stamina system. Players will give clear visual indications when they are tired, with their stamina level impacting how they play. How you manage players during a match and when you make substitutions could be the difference between winning or losing.

Quick substitutions will be available when the ball goes out of play. A simple button press will give you recommended changes based on stamina and position.

Improvements have been made to make the movement of the ball more natural and varied. The trajectory of the ball is now based on posture and how the ball was kicked. Also, situations like the ball bouncing off the goalkeeper's body or hitting a defender during a block have more realistic outcomes.

Full body touch introduced last year has been further enhanced. How the ball is controlled depends more on the surrounding situation, allowing for smoother and contextual trapping of the ball. [7]

[edit] myClub

Main article: myClub

Featured Players

PES 2019 introduces Featured Players, players who have performed well during match weeks. Their Overall Rating will be enhanced depending on their performance, and they may acquire new Skills.

Additionally, partner club players will be given a special Overall Rating through this feature approved by the club itself.

The player's portraits will be displayed in-game with exclusive Featured Players designs. [8]

myClub Legends

Legends such as David Beckham, Diego Maradona, Johan Cruyff , Pavel Nedved, Ruud Gullit, Paolo Maldini and Oliver Kahn will appear in PES 2019. [9]

Value improvements for player purchases with myClub Coins

The cost to sign one player will now be 100 myClub Coins. Additionally, there will be Agents that can sign 3 Players for 250 myClub Coins. Naturally, if you're running short on myClub coins, there will also be plenty of Agents who can be used with GP, too. [10]

Introduction of duplicate players and Trade system

You will now be able to sign duplicate players. Additionally, if you have 3 duplicates you will be able to trade them for a single Player of the same rarity. Improve your myClub team by making more specific trades to sign the best stars or members of your favourite club! All players acquired through trading will be at Lvl. 1. [11]

Maximum Player Slots increased

The maximum number of players acquired via Agents and Scouts that you can possess at any one time has now been raised to 1,000, therefore, it will no longer be necessary to expand slots. Try various different player combinations and strategies by building multiple different squads. Train them up and test them out in limited events in the WHAT'S ON page. [12]

Skill Trainers

Assign a Skill Trainer to a player to teach him a new Player Skill. Expand each player's repertoire of skills to increase his value to the team. [13]

Position Trainers

Assign a Position Trainer to a player and boost his suitability to a specific position. The more players in your team that can play different positions, the more options you have to help you win! [14]

Flexibility in acquiring managers

Manager lists will update more often, giving you a better chance of acquiring the manager with the formation and strategy settings you have been looking for. [15]

Compete and earn Acclaim

Acclaim is a new system that represents your skill level in 1 v 1 matches against other users in myClub. Each user has an Acclaim level which can be improved by racking up wins, with winners of tournaments awarded special Acclaim titles. [16]

Weekly PES League rankings

All matches in myClub influence your ranking, which is used to determine your overall division standing. Additionally, users of similar skill levels compete against one another on a weekly basis in Group Rankings, with top competitors from each group receiving rewards at the end of each weekly cycle. Check out the tournaments that will take place in WHAT’S ON daily and compete for a higher group or division standing. [17]

Compare Squads with your rivals

You will now be able to see the squad of each user from the rankings screen. Analysing the squads of rivals who have bested you or top ranking users will surely be a valuable tool in your strategic arsenal. [18]

[edit] Graphics

4K HDR support across all capable platforms. New enlighten software has been used to rework lighting, both natural and stadium based.

Snow weather effects have been added which will affect gameplay.

The crowd has improved animations and sound.

[edit] Master League

In Master League, the pre-season now features the International Champions Cup. Additionally, there are improved negotiations for transfers, budget management and more licensed leagues.

Player development will be more accurate and realistic, supporting all new 11 new skills traits that were added to PES 2019. "GK skill" added to key training. Furthermore, there will be a function to distribute the degree of focus for each training item. Users will also be able to develop players according to their team strategy. [19]

[edit] Data Packs

[edit] Data Pack 1.0

Data Pack 1.0 was released on the first day and introduced official trophies for the newly licensed leagues, as well the latest boots and ball.

Included were:


Additional Boots and Ball featured in DP1.


  • ORdem V ANFP


  • Hypervenom
  • Mercurial (yellow)
  • Mercurial (white)
  • Tiempo
  • Phantom VSN

[edit] Data Pack 2.0

Data Pack 2.0 was released on 25 October 2018.

Data Pack 2.0 saw the introduction of over 100 updated player faces within the game, as well as updates to stadiums and a new range of football boots.

The update expands PES' growing list of licensed leagues, with the full list of the Chinese Super League and Toyota Thai League club teams and logos being added to the roster of teams available in PES 2019.

Following the announcement of AS Monaco as a new partner club for PES 2019, Data Pack 2.0 will see the club’s Stade Louis II now available in both afternoon and night modes, meaning players can experience the 18,500-seat stadium in perfect detail both in daytime and under the floodlights. Also included will be the new eFootball.Pro Arena which will play host to upcoming eSports competitions.

Data Pack 2.0 will also feature a range of gameplay updates, particularly focusing on improved AI performance. These include more variation in the attacking style of COM opponents and better goalkeeper AI in 1v1 situations. Other gameplay improvements will see the accuracy of chip shots adjusted, improved headers and defender positioning.

Elsewhere, player equipment has also seen an update, with three sports brands featuring their latest footwear in the game. New boots from Nike, adidas and Puma have all been added to keep player appearances as up to date as possible.

[edit] Player Faces

Selection of player face updates from the English League
Selection of player face updates from the Italian League
Selection of player face updates from the Spanish League
Selection of player face updates from various Leagues
Selection of player face updates from various Leagues
Selection of player face updates from various Leagues

[edit] Gameplay Updates

The following gameplay updates featured in Data Pack 2.0:

  • COM opponents will play less long passes from the centre of the pitch to the wing.
  • COM opponents will now play less low crosses from the wing.
  • COM opponents will now display enhanced understanding of opposing player positions and will attack the goal more aggressively.
  • COM opponents will now display improved logic concerning shooting, enabling them to take advantage of a greater variety of situations and opportunities.
  • Goalkeepers will now display improved AI in 1v1 situations, ensuring that they rush out to meet players converging on the goal.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented defenders from positioning freely, causing them to occasionally become stuck behind opponents when competing for goal kicks and other high balls.
  • Improved the accuracy of headers on-goal performed by players who aren't under pressure.
  • Adjusted the accuracy of chip shots.

[edit] Data Pack 3.0

Data Pack 3.0 was released on 6 December 2018.

Data Pack 3.0 saw the introduction of over 50 updated player faces within the game, as well as updates to team kits, and a new range of football boots and balls. Additionally, it introduced Feyenoord's stadium De Kuip and Palmeiras' stadium Estadio Palestra Italia.

[edit] Player Faces

Selection of player face updates from Schalke 04.
Selection of player face updates from various English leagues
Selection of player face updates from Ligue 1.
Selection of player face updates from various leagues

[edit] Gameplay Updates

The following gameplay updates featured in Data Pack 3.0:

  • Fixed an issue that caused the player cursor to switch automatically in inappropriate situations.
  • Adjusted the way in which goalkeepers position when the goal is attacked from the wing.
  • Adjusted goalkeeper behaviour, preventing them from dashing forward too quickly in situations where an attacker is bearing down on the goal.
  • Fixed an issue that caused unrealistic ball behaviour when performing kick feints off of a first touch.
  • Adjusted the frequency with which the COM switches its cursor between players during VS COM matches.

[edit] Bug Fixes


  • Fixed an issue causing player locks applied on the [New Signings via Agent] screen to be removed in situations where connection issues prevent you from proceeding to the next screen properly.
  • Fixed a Master League issue that prevented use of Training, Skill Training and Youth Team Training, and also caused the Actual Progress displayed on the Development Sheet for some players to drop sharply after a certain age.
  • Fixed an issue that affected certain Master League matches after the update on 25/10/2018, causing them to be held during the day despite being night matches.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Master League’s AFC Champions League to be displayed as “Failed” in [Manager’s Office] > [Missions], even if you had not played the league to its completion yet.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented users from closing the chat window during matches in certain Online modes.
  • Fixed an issue causing the base colour of edited strips to remain unchanged even after downloading data packs that should alter the base colour.
  • Fixed an issue causing original player ratings to be displayed in the Team Select Screen for PES LEAGUE CO-OP competitions; even when the Uniform Overall Ratings setting had been applied.

[edit] Gallery

[edit] PSN Hong Kong Leaks

[edit] Announcement Trailer

[edit] New Leagues Announcement

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