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The PES LEAGUE World Championships is Konamis fan tournament that is held every year for the supposedly best players in the world from their respective nations. But are those people really the best? After witnessing four tournaments live as a Konami representative for the Nordic area I have witnessed automatic, repetetive and mechanichal play. Never did I actually see creative football at these tournaments.
So what's the problem?
The problem is that people overuse exploits in the game and more suprisingly it is the same exploits over and over again since PES1. It all comes down to one thing. Automatic control of both passing and shooting.
Why should it be changed?
Because with manual passing and shooting it all comes down to your own creative mind and your skills. Can you see that run in the middle from your forward and actually put that perfect through ball in behind the defence? Are you good enough to finish off the shot if you need to concentrate on your players position and his finish with the manual shot? People need to realize that when playing the game with any sort of automatic controls they tear out a big piece of PES game engine depth. A depth that would give you so much more if you really, really learned to play the game with manual controls. PES is said to be the hardcore football game, but in Konamis World Championships it is the players that control the exploits that are the best. This need to change. PES needs to be deeper than a through ball that anyone can do and that goes through your defender, it needs to be better than the shot that is always on target. It can be a hardcore game, but then the creators need to change their biggest tournament. That will be the start of something new and something very attractive to all PES-fans, and to all football lovers.