eFootball, a particular field invader in the official screens

eFootball, a particular field invader in the official screens


A few hours have passed since the publication of the first gameplay trailer of eFootball, the new free-to-play incarnation of the old Konami PES, and in these moments someone on the web has noticed a particular detail from the subsequent game screens published on Twitter. Look at the image below where the user @HimmNob has put a red circle to highlight the oversight: what is that linesman doing in the center of the field during a game action?

Konami's new football simulator, FIFA's eternal opponent, will be free-to-play in its main multiplayer components, will run on Unreal Engine, will have new AI control systems for the game and the pitch and apparently will also have confused referees in the middle of the field. Does eFootball have a simulation so realistic that it implies the presence of a new virtual football club, or is the linesman in midfield a simple oversight?

Jokes aside, it is obvious that this is a distraction error on the part of those who packed the official images. In fact, the oversight would not seem to be present in the gameplay video as you can see at the bottom of this paragraph, but it only appeared in the game screens. In fact, the video shows in the same fragment of action the presence of the referee in that position, and not of his assistant. It remains to be seen if this error can then be replicated in the game that fans will try with their hands soon. We hope not.

Among the game innovations brought by eFootball, described in detail in this article, there is a focus on 1-on-1 duels, with a more realistic simulation of the body movements and balance of the players. The game also attempts to incorporate a more strategic approach into the simulation with the ability to change tactics smoothly during a match. We remind you that eFootball will be released this fall on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X and Series S, Xbox One and PC, and then have a future release on mobile for iOS and Android devices.

The simulator eFootball's rival football, FIFA 22, is coming October 1, 2021 and is already pre-orderable on Amazon.

Top college football recruits to watch during GEICO ESPN High School Kickoff

High school football is getting underway around the nation, and ESPN is kicking off the 2021 season in a big way.

From Thursday to Sunday, ESPN's family of networks will air seven games that feature more than 20 college football recruits ranked in the ESPN 300 and ESPN Jr. 300.

With prospects already committed to Power 5 programs playing throughout the weekend and even more making their case for scholarships, we want to highlight the future stars college football.

There will be an impressive collection of talent competing in each game. We broke down each matchup with a prospect on each team to keep an eye on.

Thursday, Aug. 26Southlake Carroll (Texas) vs. Highland Park (Texas)8 p.m. on ESPNUAT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas

Southlake Carroll: TE R.J. MarylandClass of 2022 ranking: Three starsCommitted to: Boston College

Initial buzz centered around the Dragons five-star QB Quinn Ewers, but he will no longer be a part of this matchup with his reclassification to the 2021 class and arrival at Ohio State. Replacing the top-rated signal-caller over the past two recruiting cycles will not be easy, but Southlake Carroll is a program that played for the state title last season, and the talent runs deep.

A key player will be Maryland, a big-play target needed to increase production for the vacated Ewers. The son of former Dallas Cowboys DL great Russell Maryland, R.J. is making a name for himself at tight end. He possesses impressive length, body control and strong ball skills to catch in a crowd. Watch out for him as a red zone target Thursday night with the leaping ability to high point the ball over smaller defensive backs. Boston College has a rich tradition at tight end and Maryland looks to be the next great one.

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    Highland Park: DE Jack CurtisClass of 2022 ranking: UnrankedUncommitted

    Curtis is a bit underrated and could be a prospect that raises his profile coming out of this game. Curtis is a good all-around football player; he may not wow in any one aspect, but is a productive and disruptive presence from his end position. He demonstrates great functional strength with active hands and leverage to overpower blockers at the point of attack and has a terrific initial burst off the snap to penetrate the backfield.

    He is a solid athlete that can change direction and elude blockers to chase down plays. He posted an impressive 7.15 second L-drill at the Dallas Under Armour camp this past spring. Look for him to move around the Highland Park defensive front to create favorable matchups; he can also cont/ribute on offense as a tight end.

    Curtis reports multiple FBS offers, but the only Power 5 school as of now is Arizona. It wouldn't be a surprise if more blue-chip schools offered him after this fall season.