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GungHo swings into WBSC Premier12

Tokyo-based gaming company GungHo Online Entertainment has agreed to become a top-tier sponsor of the World Baseball Softball Confederation’s inaugural Premier12 national team tournament.

As a gold sponsor, GungHo will have a presence on signage across all competition venues and media backdrops at the Premier12, which will feature the world’s leading 12 men’s baseball teams. The first edition of the tournament runs from November 8-21 in Japan and Taiwan.

Kazuki Morishita, GungHo president and chief executive, said: “This exciting new global baseball platform, WBSC Premier12, will be viewed and enjoyed by millions of fans of all ages around the world, and GungHo is confident that through this partnership on WBSC Premier12 we will continue to expand the range of new and loyal users who trust in GungHo to continue delivering innovative, new gaming products and experiences.”

Host nation Japan begins the WBSC Premier12 against South Korea at the Sapporo Dome on November 8.