Konami has announced their dedication to esports by including a dedicated PES League mode for the upcoming Pro Evolution Soccer 2017.

The mode allows players to directly partake in Official PES League matches where previously players have to join scheduled external events to compete.

“As the PES series continues to go from strength to strength, we are exploring a number of ways to build its reputation within the eSports sector,” – Jonas Lygaard, Senior Director of Brand and Business Development at Konami Digital Entertainment B.V.

“Later this year we will be integrating the hugely popular PES League element as a dedicated mode within PES 2017 and future iterations, allowing organised competitions to become easily accessible to absolutely anyone owning a PES title.”

PES 2017 launches on September 15th 2016.