It’s half past midnight. I’m about to join a few fellow retro-PES enthusiasts for a couple of online matches. In order to get there, my 11 year-old PC which is still using Windows Vista must be able to run a 13-year-old game. A resilient machine for a resilient PES. I’m sitting in my room and it’s 2018, but soon enough my perception of time and space will disappear as I dive in head straight in a fantasy world of yesteryear…I manage to join the lobby. I celebrate vividly. In an age where a two year old smartphone is considered obsolete, pulling this trick off with stone age hardware and software is surely a win worth celebrating. Even though I’m happy, I’m not surprised. Excellence is tímeless, and I still trust my old HP as much as I still trust Retro-PES to satisfy my hunger for a deeply enjoyable football gaming session. The difference is, I know my HP will eventually get a well-deserved retirement when he stops working, whereas the life of Retro-PES will go on. It will go on because unlike modern gaming, Retro-PES is a temple where everyone’s allowed. The rich with the awesome PCs, and the poorer with the potato computers. The more skilled players, and the ones who think 360 directions for a player to run in is too much. The people who enjoy updated rosters and the ones who travel back in time to enjoy playing with teams and players from a different era. The ones who like modern football games too, and the ones who are unhappy with it and want another kind of football fix. Retro-PES welcomes and accepts all of them with its simple and accessible platform for gaming. And this is why Retro-PES wins a gamer’s heart: it lets him know, no matter who he is, how much he makes or what his beliefs and skills are; no matter how much the world changes without his permission, he’ll forever have a PES game waiting for him at home, tailor-made according to his preference. He’ll play it however he wants, in whichever game mode he desires, even if he has to edit the database himself to shape the virtual world of PES to his ideas. This guy could be you, me, the first one to reply to this thread, or just the guy who’s stopping by and doesn’t even have an Evo-Web account. It’s potentially every PES player and football fan. The Retro-PES Corner tapped into that potential. We’re managing to have an active micro-community of people focused only on decade-old games, it’s remarkable. Throughout this journey, I’ve learnt that I’m not and was never actually alone in my love for older PES games. In order to expand our already growing community of Retro-PES, we have to take advantage of how easy it is to connect with each other online, and find a way use that connectivity to improve our Retro-PES experience; a perfect merger of the modern and the classic. To accomplish that mission, we’re starting The Retro-PES Online Club. What is it? The Retro-PES Online Club is the first network dedicated solely to online Retro-PES players. It’s the place to meet your next online opponent. It’s the place where you share the results of you and your friends’ online league. In short, it’s the part of the Retro-PES temple which has wi-fi, and you're able to use it at will as long you're playing a Retro-PES game online. The Retro-PES Corner will of course remain open for general discussion about Retro-PES games, whereas here in the Club we'll be focusing on the online gaming aspect of it. After writing this very long post, I'll be shutting down my old HP and leave him resting for the night. But tomorrow is another day and come night time he'll be ready for yet another online WE9LE match. The question is, are YOU ready? If you are, now you know where to find me and everyone out there eager to take Retro-PES to the next level. Congratulations, now you belong to the Club. ...Enough talk, I challenge you to a match. Shall we? *Retro-PES is any PES game which is not the current, latest one.