Recently in the news, we saw that FIFA has failed to acquire the rights of football giant Juventus. Instead, FIFA’s red-headed step-child, Pro Evolution Soccer has swooped in and taken the precious, precious naming rights to that club. Now as some of you will know, I’m one of the more level-headed contributors to WellPlayed. Rarely do I make big calls; indeed, I tend to stay on the safe side and report on nothing (that’s my excuse for not contributing, Judge, and I’m sticking to it). This time is different, I can no longer sit idly by, pondering to myself why FIFA generates more sales than PES, it’s time to #call(in)it (sorry, Josh). The massive move from PES to take the naming rights of Juventus from FIFA is the beginning of the end for the once-great franchise. Mark my words, FIFA is in a slow decline and soon, real soon, we’ll see PES take its rightful place at the top of football simulation history. The true king of football, if you will.
I’ve known for some time that PES is better than FIFA. I think most people do but refuse to admit it. I’ve even written about it a few times in the past few years. I’ve consistently scored PES higher than FIFA in my reviews and I’ll fight anyone online that thinks otherwise. Knowing it’s the superior game, I’m ecstatic to see the decline of FIFA start and what a start it is, FIFA will now have to call Juventus Piemonte Calcio after PES, for the first time ever, makes a deal prohibiting FIFA from the use of the real name.
It’s an exciting time in gaming history and if you’re reading this article, welcome to the revolution! I’m looking forward to writing many, many more pieces like this on the glory of the finest football simulator in the world. Welcome to the big leagues Pro Evolution Soccer, we love you!