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.
People's Choice Award
Given to the player from the winning team that plays with excitement.
Powerful Pro Yakyu Award
Given to the batter that shows the most amount of power.
Pro Yakyu Spirits Award
Given to the pitcher that shows the most amount of spirit.
Pro Yakyu Dream Nine Award
Given to the player that gives fans hope.
Baseball Heroes Award
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.
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.