What are PES 2017 Ambassador Players?
Konami have officially partnered with certain players for them to become PES 2017 ambassador players and therefore advocates of the PES series. Currently, PES ambassadors include:
- Andres Iniesta
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
- Mesut Ozil
- Gabriel Barbosa
PES 2017 Ambassador Players and myClub
Since 16/03/17 ambassador players have been available in myClub via the Special Agent: Iconic Moments. The ambassador players are younger versions of their original counterparts and have slightly modified stats. They are signified by having a star next to their name. The following players are currently available through myClub in ambassador form:
- Andres Iniesta 2008-09
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang 2015-16
- Shinji Kagawa 2011-12
- Gabriel Barbosa 2015
Ambassador Players vs Normal Players
As mentioned above ambassador players have improved stats over their normal versions. The current list of ambassador players are the first that have been available. We are going to compare the stats below.
We can see the ambassador version of Iniesta has the following differences in comparison to the normal version of Iniesta:
- Overall: 90 (+1)
- Lofted Pass: 90 (+2)
- Finishing: 80 (+5)
- Kicking Power: 76 (+5)
- Stamina: 84 (+6)
The ambassador version of Aubameyang has the following differences in comparison to the normal version of Aubameyang:
- Overall: 86 (+1)
- Attacking Prowess: 86 (+1)
- Header: 80 (+4)
- Kicking Power: 82 (+4)
- Body Control: 74 (+7)
The ambassador version of Kagawa has the following differences in comparison to the normal version of Kagawa:
- Overall: 84 (+1)
- Attacking Prowess: 85 (+2)
- Dribbling: 87 (+2)
- Finishing: 80 (+2)
- Body Control: 88 (+2)
The ambassador version of Gabriel has the following differences in comparison to the normal version of Gabriel:
- Overall: 83 (+1)
- Attacking Prowess: 84 (+2)
- Finishing: 84 (+2)
- Speed: 83 (+1)
- Explosive Power: 87 (+2)
In the four examples of PES ambassador players we currently have, all four have an overall rating of +1 in comparison. Naturally further attributes also differ. Each player differs on a further four attributes but the amount they differ isn’t the same between players. For example, Gabriel has a total difference of 8 in attributes whereas Iniesta has 18 points worth of difference. These subtle changes are enough to make the ambassador version of a player wanted but not enough to overpower them.
PES Ambassador Players in the Future?
It is likely these four won’t be the last PES ambassador players to feature in myClub. It follows a similar principle to in-form players on FIFA Ultimate Team which has proven to be popular. Varying player’s attributes based on form, or in this case time, opens up an additional element in myClub which will keep it fresh going forward. Follow us on Twitter @PESmyClub for any updates about PES ambassador players.