Sponsoring the KONAMI Nippon Series 2012 New "PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU Award" and "PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL SPIRITS Award" In-Game Events to Be Held in Real-Time During Matches

October 11, 2012

KONAMI CORPORATION

KONAMI CORPORATION is proud to announce that it will be the name sponsor of the Nippon Series (held by Nippon Professional Baseball) to determine the top professional baseball team in Japan. Under the official title of KONAMI Nippon Series 2012, this marks the second consecutive year of sponsorship, with the first game of the series beginning Saturday, October 27th at the home stadium of the team who wins the Central League.

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Official Name
KONAMI Nippon Series 2012

Starting with the KONAMI Fans’ Choice Award, established last year, the KONAMI Nippon Series strengthened bonds between players and fans by holding votes to decide the player who energized fans the most, in addition to other notables. This year will see the addition of the PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU Award and PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL SPIRITS Award, to be given to players in the KONAMI Nippon Series with the strongest batting and most impressive pitching respectively.

This year, fans will also be able to participate in new events during games in real time using their mobile phones and PCs connected to the internet, adding a new layer of enjoyment to the baseball experience.

In addition to creating baseball-themed games such as the JIKKYOU PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU series, the "Professional Baseball Dream Nine" social media content, and many other titles, the Konami Group has always been an active supporter of baseball, aiding its development and popularization through a rich variety of activities as an NPB partner.

Konami pledges to put the full extent of its support behind this year's KONAMI Nippon Series, bringing yet more dreams, passion, and excitement to fans everywhere.

【Overview of Awards, Including KONAMI Fans’ Choice Award】

New Name Awarded To
KONAMI Fans’ Choice
Award
Best overall player who energized fans the most during series
(Select the player from winning team)
Professional Baseball Dream Nine Award Player who delivered the most inspiration
Baseball Heroes Award Player who gave the most impressive, heated
performance
Yes PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU Award
(New)
Batter who demonstrated the most powerful batting
expertise
Yes PROFESSIONAL
BASEBALL SPIRITS
Award (New)
Pitcher who demonstrated the most passionate throwing
spirit

※The KONAMI Fans' Choice Award will be given to the player who gets the most fan votes.

【A Look at the KONAMI Nippon Series 2011】

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Presentation of last year’s KONAMI Fans’ Choice Award
(Seiichi Uchikawa of the Fukuoka SoftBank HAWKS)
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The KONAMI Nippon Series 2011 winning team
(Fukuoka SoftBank HAWKS) holds up the Championship Banner