Seasoned players in the PES Master League Online mode are able to secure successive victories and achieve high rankings as they understand the game well, know what works in PES Master League Online, and are able to exploit the weaknesses of the game to punish their opponents. In this tutorial, you will find out how you can apply some of these tricks in your next online game.
1. Controlled Shot
The controlled shot in PES 2013 and PES MLO is very effective, perhaps too effective for everyone’s liking. If you have a top striker, a controlled shot has a high chance of finding the net. To execute a good controlled shot, aim towards the far post with the player’s stronger foot, charge up the shot and press R2. The striker will curl the ball nicely past the goal keeper into the corner of the net. Online players use this frequently to great effect, and you should as well.
2. Chipped Through Pass
An effective way to split the defence. The chipped through pass enables you to bypass the entire defence with a simple ball. Use this in conjunction with a fast striker, and you will have plenty of one-on-one chances with the goal keeper in PES 2013. This is used to a great extent in PES MLO, and definitely a necessary skill to master in order to rise up the rankings in the online mode. To use the chipped through pass, push right analog stick towards the striker and trigger a forward run. Once the striker start his run, hold L1 and charge up the through pass button. Placing the striker all the way to the top in the formation will aid in the implementation of this trick too.
3. Play Left Footer at Right Flank
And vice versa. Think Robben and Ribery for Bayern Munich. Or Ronaldo and Angel Di Maria at Real Madrid. Playing a left footer at the right flank is very useful as it allows the player to easily cut into the box, aim for the far post, and send a powerful shot towards goal. It also puts your player in the best position to execute the controlled shot mentioned earlier in this tutorial. When you are playing with a formation with two side midfielders or wingers, select appropriate players for the role such that a left footer player is on the right flank and vice versa. For a formation with 2 strikers, you can also play a left footer striker as the right striker and vice versa.
These are the top 3 strategies used by majority of the top players in PES Master League Online. Practising and using these strategies will allow you to match up to the top players in the online mode.