KONAMI Nippon Series 2012 (hosted by Nippon Professional Baseball and sponsored by KONAMI CORPORATION) came to a close on Saturday, November 3rd after a heated game between the Yomiuri Giants (Central League) and the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters (Pacific League), with the Yomiuri Giants ultimately coming out on top.
At the awards ceremony, Tatsunori Hara, the manager of the Yomiuri Giants was presented with the KONAMI Nippon Series 2012 Championship Banner. In addition, the KONAMI Fans’ Choice Award, given to the player in the series whose performance energized fans the most (as determined by fan voting), was awarded to Shinnosuke Abe of the Yomiuri Giants.
Throughout the series, baseball fans and viewers across the country were also able to participate in the Everyone Join In! KONAMI Nippon Series Festival, which allowed anyone to participate in real-time game events during actual baseball matches, taking the ballgame experience from merely watching to participating.
Konami pledges to continue to support the promotion and development of baseball at every opportunity.
KONAMI Nippon Series 2012 Championship Banner Presentation
Tatsunori Hara, manager of the Yomiuri Giants was presented with Championship Banner for KONAMI Nippon Series 2012
The Yomiuri Giants
Left:Kazuhiko Uehara Senior Vice President, Corporate Officer of Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. Right:Shinnosuke Abe (the Yomiuri Giants) KONAMI Fans’ Choice Award recipient (player who energized fans the most)
[Recipients of KONAMI Content-Inspired Prizes]
Hisayoshi Chono (the Yomiuri Giants) PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU Award Most Powerful Batting Expertise
Tesuya Utsumi (the Yomiuri Giants) PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL SPIRITS Award Most Passionate Throwing Spirit
Atsunori Inaba (the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters) Professional Baseball Dream Nine Award Most Inspiring
Tetsuya Matsumoto (the Yomiuri Giants) Baseball Heroes Award Most Impressive, Heated Performance