Hi all, this is overdue.
I have been swamped with IRL stuff, and various productive projects, resulting in me generally drifting away from regularly using imageboards or being able to work on any project like this (don't worry, you're not the only project I'm neglecting). As a result, I cannot guarantee any activity on my end for at least a few months. I basically haven't touched anything this year. Someone else should host the cup.
I'm more than happy to give advice (you can get the setup working on either Windows or Linux+Wine) and facilitate handing over any keys (send me email for anything important!). And the game files are public and in working order, the only main thing is to update the teams and their assets for a new cup. If necessary, demand new teams to open PES and submit it themselves. The move to AET infrastructure makes it far, far, far more easy than the torture SKF and previous had to manage, so basically anyone who can run PES, host a stream and move files into folders is able to prepare and host matches, especially if there are still board-members like /v/'s manager who are happy to handle assets and team stats.
My only advice is that 32 teams, especially when doing one round per weekend, is torture or at least for me, due to timezones. It's probably good that I don't host this cup as I'd be too tempted to kick out all the boards that have toxic or argumentative users and just run a comfy 8 or 16 team cup.
Assuming we do 4 team groups (because getting kicked after only 1-2 games kinda sucks)
32 team cup is (16x3)+8+4+2+1 = 63 games OH GODDESS HOW HORRIFYING
16 team cup is (8*3)+8+4+2+1 = 39 games, with only 4 per day instead of 8 [4+ hour session]
Else a 32 team tournament is 16+8+4+2+1 = 31 games, but half the teams only get one game. Which would be ok if they ran more often, which is possible as it would require shorter sessions and hopefully multiple people actually volunteer to host.