Real-time breaking news from Player! about the 75th National High School Basketball Championship!
Designing a new sports life that can only be done with a smartphone, from live performances to news
Sports startup company ookami will provide real-time breaking news on all games of the 75th National High School Basketball Championship held from December 23 (Friday) on the sports entertainment app “Player!”. Player! will deliver the best high school basketball battle. Let’s support the players who work hard from Player! iPhone app: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/id897872395
National high school basketball championship. The so-called Winter Cup is about to begin.
The men’s attention is again on Fukuoka Daiichi, who won this summer’s Inter-High with a big come-from-behind play with 5 seconds left, Fukuoka University Ohori, who won the Winter Cup last year, and Niigata’s Kaishi Kokusai, who won the Inter-High. . #8 Ryui Todoroki, who is famous as the No. 1 point guard of this tournament, will challenge for both summer and winter crowns. It will be interesting to see if Fukuoka Otsuke Ohori #13 Hayato Wakikawa can convert from a forward to a guard and lead the team to consecutive victories. In the women’s team, Kyoto Seika Gakuen, the champions of the Inter-High School Championships, and Ouka Gakuen, who were eliminated in the third round in the summer, are the strongest teams. Kyoto Seika Gakuen is led by absolute ace #4 Izoje Uche and #12 Yuka Yagi. Ohka Gakuen, on the other hand, has #4 Chinami Yokoyama and #6 Minami Takagi of the U18 Japan national team and is aiming for their fourth consecutive victory. Keep an eye on the 120 men’s and women’s teams competing for 7 days.
SoftBank Winter Cup 2022
Reiwa 4th 75th All Japan High School Basketball Tournament
December 23 (Friday) to December 29 (Thursday), 2022
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium (main venue)
Ota Ward General Gymnasium (sub-venue)
Player! tournament page
*You can check the detailed tournament schedule and results from here.
* Teams marked with (P) below are Player! implementation teams. boy
12/23 (Fri) 17:20~
Nagasaki Industry vs Kokugakuin Kugayama (P)
12/23 (Fri) 10:40~
Fukushima Toryo (P) vs Ohka Gakuen (P)
What is Player!
“In this world, sports diversity.”
Player! is a platform where anyone can create their favorite sports, support them, and get excited.
Over the past 50 years, the sports industry has developed through the trinity of mass sports, mass media, and mass sponsors.
Sports with few fans can’t stand national broadcasting, there is no mass media coverage, and mass sponsors are not available, and they are becoming more and more minor sports.
It was during the Showa and Heisei eras that a large gap emerged between mass sports and minor sports.
Is it really a minor sport for the hard-working softball players and the mothers who support them?
Player! proposes a lifestyle with “my sports” instead of “mass sports”. Find a city you like, try living in it, fall in love with it, and enjoy contributing to the excitement of that city. As for sports, it should be fun if you can find your own favorite sport, fall in love with it, and contribute to the excitement of that sport. Player! will create a world where everyone can create their own favorite sports, support them, and excite them. Sports diversity in this world. → Player! Official website: https://ookami.tokyo
→ Player! iPhone version: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/id897872395 → Player! Web version: https://web.playerapp.tokyo/
→ Player! Twitter: http://twitter.com/player_twi
About the company called ookami
ookami Co., Ltd. is a start-up company that creates new value in sports through the harmony of “people” and “information technology.” Today, we are in the midst of an information revolution, and individual lifestyles are still undergoing major changes due to advances in technology. There is also a need for a tipping point in traditional sports entertainment. In such a dizzying society, ookami develops and operates the sports entertainment app “Player!” to bring about innovation in sports around the world. All members will do their best to deliver a richer sports life and the excitement of sports to as many people as possible around the world.
Company name: ookami Co., Ltd. / ookami, Inc.
Head office: 1-21-8 Hanegi, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Representative: Taiyo Ogata
Business description: Development and operation of sports
entertainment app “Player!”, development and operation of sports information infrastructure
April 2014 Established ookami Co., Ltd.
June 2014 Fundraising from Dai Tamesue, Uzabase Inc., and individual investors September 2014 “Player!” Beta version released
March 2015: Raised funds from individual investors such as Tomohito Ebine and Toshiaki Komatsu
April 2015 “Player!” iPhone version officially released
December 2015 App Store Best of 2015 Award
April 2016 Fundraising from STRIVE
August 2016 “Player!” Web version released
September 2016 Received the 2016 Good Design Award
March 2017 Funding from Spiral Capital, Asahi Shimbun, etc.
June 2017 Participated in IVS 2017 Spring Kobe “LaunchPad”
October 2017 Finalist of “Tokyu Accelerate Program 2017” by Tokyu Corporation, New Work Award
June 2018 Fundraising from NTT Docomo Ventures, Mizuho Capital, Asahi Media Lab Ventures, ASICS Ventures, etc.
April 2019 Founding members selected as 30 representatives of Asia at Forbes Asia Under30
October 2019 Received Forbes JAPAN SPORTS BUSINESS AWARD 2019 November 2019 Participated in “GRASSHOPPER DAY 2019 WINTER” held by Dentsu Inc. December 2019 Ruby biz Grand Prix 2019 Special Award
February 2021 Received the “Innovation League Activation Award” co-sponsored by the Japan Sports Agency
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