-- AEK Returning to EA Sports FIFA --
After a three year absence, AEK will be included in the EA Sports FIFA 2018 video game.
The fans of AEK will have the joy of playing with their favorite team in next year’s EA Sports FIFA 2018 video game. AEK will be included in the game after a three year absence.
The reason for AEK’s three year absence from the video game was the club’s demotion to the Greek third division and their lack of presence in UEFA’s competitions (Europa League and Champions League). AEK did play in UEFA Europa League qualifying earlier this season (knocked out by Saint Etienne) and are on pace to qualify for another European spot this year via their Superleague placement. This convinced EA sports to accept the request of AEK FC’s commercial department to include the club in the 2018 edition of the video game.
AEK will be Greece’s fourth representative in FIFA as Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, and PAOK will be included in FIFA 2018.
As for Pro Evolution Fans, AEK’s request was denied by the gaming company and for now, will not be included in PES 2018. According to KONAMI, if AEK does return to the group stages of a European competition next year they will be re-included in the game starting PES 2019.