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Gamereactor var nylig på plass på Liverpool FCs stadion Anfield i forbindelse med PES Leagues regionsfinale. Under tilstelningen tok vi en prat med Konamis Jonas Lygaard (som er senior director of brand & business development) angående både PES League og gjennomføringen i Liverpool.
På spørsmål om hvor viktig Anfield var som arena for esport, sa Lygaard følgende:
"It's really important for us, it's a great pleasure for us to be here, having the opportunity to work with a club like Liverpool. Liverpool Football Club has a fantastic history, [Anfield is] an iconic stadium, and for us to be able to partner with a club like that and also being able to [collaborate] with the club in a way that we're doing, and to see the support that we're getting from the team now being in a situation where we have a PES League event, we have the second regional final at Anfield is a great pleasure for us."
Vi spurte også om de hadde noen erfaringer, eller om de hadde lært noe, mellom første og andre sesong:
"We learned a lot from Season 1 and you can probably see a lot from how we're streaming. There have been some learnings [...] as a simple thing, with the players now they're wearing jackets because where we have this competition is in an area which is slightly cold, so we needed to bring jackets in to make sure that they're branded properly, instead of them being in a random sweatshirt. So that's one change, we have changed the way they are dressed."
"Another [area] we have changed as well is the way that we are streaming it. So we basically want to be live all the time instead of chopping it up, and have more post-match interviews as well, making sure that we're creating more content during the event as well, not just having the games. But there's still things that we can learn and things that we can do even better for the next competition that we have. It's a nice way of evolving from where we started. I don't know if you saw our Milan event, the world final last year - that was a completely different scale [from] where we are this season here, and then how we have evolved from the Barcelona event and now this Anfield event has again taken a major step. And all of these learnings that we have from this Anfield event we will take it to the next event."
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