Konami Amusement Co., Ltd. is thrilled to share that Kyowa Corporation's APINA VRAMeS won the BEMANI PRO LEAGUE 2021 Finals Stage as livestreamed on Saturday, October 2, 2021.
The BEMANI PRO LEAGUE is a new form of entertainment, a fusion of esports and music. Six companies* serve as team owners, with each team consisting of four players selected in a draft. This year's competition got underway on June 12.
After a total of 33 fierce matches across the First, Second and Semifinals Stages, APINA VRAMeS and ROUND1 emerged as the top teams. The two sides then went head-to-head in seven player-versus-player battles in the Finals Stage on October 2.
In the end, APINA VRAMeS achieved an impressive victory, thus winning the entire competition. At the awards ceremony following the Finals, they received prize money and trophies.
Finally, it was announced that in addition to "beatmania IIDX," next season's BEMANI PRO LEAGUE will see both "SOUND VOLTEX" and "DanceDanceRevolution" added to the competition lineup, for a total of three titles.
We hope you're looking forward to the next season of BEMANI PRO LEAGUE just as much as we are!
BEMANI PRO LEAGUE is yet another way that Konami Amusement will continue to offer new user experiences to a growing audience, creating titles that are fun and exciting for players and spectators alike.
※The company sponsors are
(in alphabetical order):
Leisurelan Co., Ltd.,
MATAHARI-ENTERTAINMENT Co., Ltd.,
ROUND ONE Corporation,
YAMAZAKIYA Co., Ltd.,
We want to begin by expressing our deepest gratitude to every player on the team for this incredible achievement. We would also like to once again thank KONAMI and everyone else who put this amazing competition together. Initially, our matches were closer than anticipated, but the team's adviser, DJ.Genki, helped DOLCE., UCCHIE, NIKE. and KENTAN maximize their potential. With each match, each player rose to the challenge and demonstrated their skills. Experiences like this can shape a person for a lifetime, and we hope the team will continue to receive the same guidance and encouragement that proved so instrumental here.
In addition to "beatmania IIDX," next season "SOUND VOLTEX" and "DanceDanceRevolution" will be added to the BEMANI PRO LEAGUE lineup, for a total of three competition titles.
BEMANI is the unified brand name for Konami Amusement's music games. The name comes from an abbreviation of beatmania, which was introduced in 1997, and it is used to refer to Konami Amusement's entire music game lineup.