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[9/25/2013] Konami to sponsor Nippon Series for third year in a row

by on Sep.25, 2013 @ 8:20 pm, under NPB

The NPB announced today that Konami will once again be a special sponsor for the Nippon Series.  The official name of the series will be Konami Nippon Series 2013.  The Pacific League team will have home field advantage this year.

The Konami Awards will also return this year.

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Konami Awards

みんなで選ぶコナミ賞
People's Choice Award
プレーで最も元気を与えた選手(優勝チーム所属選手から選出)
Given to the player from the winning team that plays with excitement.
パワフルプロ野球賞
Powerful Pro Yakyu Award
最もパワフルなプレーをした打者
Given to the batter that shows the most amount of power.
プロ野球スピリッツ賞
Pro Yakyu Spirits Award
ピッチングに最も魂(スピリッツ)が感じられた投手
Given to the pitcher that shows the most amount of spirit.
プロ野球ドリームナイン賞
Pro Yakyu Dream Nine Award
人々に最も夢を与えた選手
Given to the player that gives fans hope.
ベースボールヒーローズ賞
Baseball Heroes Award
ファインプレーで最も大会を沸かせた選手
Given to the player that provides the tournament with the most exciting play.

* Fans will select the winner of the People's Choice Award.  Winners for the other awards will be determined by committees selected by Konami and approved by the NPB.

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The official NPB Nippon Series site (http://nipponseries.npb.or.jp/) will open in early October.  The current site is for the 2012 Nippon Series.

The Konami Nippon Series site (http://www.konami.jp/nippons/) is now open.