KONAMI Nippon Series 2013 – KONAMI Fans' Choice Award Announcing the Mid-Series Fan Votes! After Two Games, Yomiuri Giants' Yoshiyuki Kamei and Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles' Masahiro Tanaka Top the Rankings

October 28, 2013

KONAMI CORPORATION

This news release brings you the current status of voting for the "KONAMI Fans' Choice Award*1," the prize decided by fan votes for the player who thrilled them the most during the KONAMI Nippon Series 2013, the championship that determines Japan’s top professional baseball team. (Organizer: Nippon Professional Baseball [below, NPB], Sponsor: KONAMI CORPORATION.)

The KONAMI Fans' Choice Award aims to deepen the ties between pro baseball and its fans, by offering the chance to select the single player who demonstrated the most exhilarating plays from among the teams competing in the series. Participation is easy for anyone, anywhere, anytime, as votes are accepted through the KONAMI Nippon Series 2013 special site (http://www.konami.jp/nippons/) and within KONAMI baseball entertainment titles including the Professional Baseball Dream Nine social media content series and arcade game "BASEBALL HEROES 2013."

With two games having been played, votes from fans around the nation have put Yomiuri Giants' Yoshiyuki Kamei and Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles' Masahiro Tanaka at the top of the rankings, making them strong contenders for the KONAMI Fans' Choice Award. We look forward to accepting more votes throughout the remainder of the series.*2

The Konami Group aids the growth and development of baseball through a broad range of supportive activities, including creating and providing a wide range of baseball-themed entertainment titles and acting as an NPB partner. We will continue putting all our energy into supporting the KONAMI Nippon Series 2013, so that it can bring inspiration, excitement, and courage to more people than ever.

*1   The award will go to the top-ranking player from the winning team.
*2   The final results of the KONAMI Fans’ Choice Award will be announced following the end of the KONAMI Nippon Series.



【KONAMI Fans’ Choice Award Voting Status after Two Games】

Yomiuri Giants
(Central League team)
Position
Player
1
Yoshiyuki Kamei
2
Tetsuya Utsumi
3
Shinnosuke Abe
Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles
(Pacific League Team)
Position
Player
1
Masahiro Tanaka
2
Takahiro Norimoto
3
Motohiro Shima