Introducing the KONAMI Fans' Choice Award KONAMI Nippon Series 2011 Turns to Fans for Their Votes

November 9, 2011

KONAMI CORPORATION

KONAMI will establish the "KONAMI Fans' Choice Award" for the KONAMI Nippon Series 2011 (hosted by Nippon Professional Baseball and sponsored by KONAMI CORPORATION).

The KONAMI Fans' Choice Award will be given to the player who gets the most fan votes based on which performance energized fans the most throughout the KONAMI Nippon Series 2011.

In addition to online voting, any fans can place a vote at any time, from anywhere, even in KONAMI's social games such as "Professional Baseball Dream Nine" during KONAMI Nippon Series 2011. The results will be tabulated after each game, and the award will be given at the awards ceremony after the final game of the series.

This new approach will allow fans from all over Japan to directly participate in the selection of KONAMI Nippon Series 2011 awards, expanding the way in which people can enjoy baseball while strengthening the ties between professional players and their fans.

The KONAMI social game "Professional Baseball Dream Nine" and arcade game "BASEBALL HEROES 2011 SHINE STAR" will also be featuring award voting systems, with their awards named after their respective titles.

[Overview of KONAMI Fans' Choice Award]

Name KONAMI Fans' Choice Award
Purpose Given to the player who energized fans the most during the series
Voting Method The winner will be determined by counting the general votes from the KONAMI Nippon Series 2011 website as well as the votes from the 2 awards below
Prize Money 3 million yen

[Overview of Game Awards]

Name Dream Nine Award
Dream Nine Award Given to the player who was the biggest inspiration to children during the series
Voting Method The winner will be determined by voting within the "Professional Baseball Dream Nine" social game
Prize Money 2 million yen
Name Baseball Heroes Award
Purpose Given to the player who gave the most impressive performance during the series
Voting Method Voting Method: The winner will be determined by voting within the "BASEBALL HEROES 2011 SHINE STAR"arcade game*
Prize Money 2 million yen

[Click here to vote]

KONAMI Nippon Series 2011 Special Site
Voting Period From the first game (Saturday, November, 12th) to the final game

*Voting will also be possible through KONAMI's "e-AMUSEMENT GATE" arcade game community site.