Just as PES 2011 gears up for release (on 8 October), the end of the real-life PES 2010 world championship season is in sight.

The PES 2010 World Finals are to be held in Majorca on 25 September and Konami is, for the first time, to stream them live online.

Featuring 40 players from 23 countries, including the UK and US, the event will find one ultimate champion, and is constructed in a similar way to the real world cup. They will firstly compete in groups, with the top two of each going through to the knock-out stages, all the way to the final itself.

The action will be streamed live via www.ustream.tv/channel/official-pes2010-world-finals - kicking off at 5pm local time (4pm GMT) and concluding at midnight (11pm GMT).

There will also be a live chat window open alongside the footage, allowing viewers to talk to each other and ask questions of Konami representatives, who will also be online. The prize-giving ceremony will also be streamed, where PES European team leader, Jon Murphy, and Pro Evolution Soccer’s (or, more accurately, Winning Eleven's) Japanese producer, Shingo ‘Seabass’ Takatsuka, will both be on hand to present the trophy and prizes to the champ.

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