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Asahi Shimbun Co., Ltd. “Virtual High School Baseball” is certified by Guinness World Records (TM)! Achiev ed 3,482 games streamed at the 105th National High School Baseball Championship Memorial Tournament last summer. Officia l certificate award ce

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“Virtual High School Baseball” is certified by Guinness World Records (TM)! Achieved 3,482 games streamed at the 105th National High School Baseball Championship Memorial Tournament last summer. Official certificate award ceremony held

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Press release: June 10, 2024
“Virtual High School Baseball” is certified by Guinness World Records (TM)! Achieved 3,482 games streamed at the 105th National High School Baseball Championship Memorial Tournament last summer. Official certificate award ceremony held

Asahi Shimbun (Representative Director and President: Shiro Nakamura) and Asahi Broadcasting Television Co., Ltd. (Representative Director and President: Toshiaki Imamura) will be broadcasting a game from last summer’s 105th National High School Baseball Championship Memorial Tournament, which was streamed on “Virtual High School Baseball.” With 3,482 games, it was recognized by Guinness World Records (TM) for the most games streamed live on a platform in a single sports
championship. All games from local tournaments to national
tournaments. To celebrate this, an official certificate was awarded on June 10, 2024 by an official Guinness World Records (TM) certifier.   “Virtual High School Baseball” is produced by KDDI Corporation (Representative Director and President)
Sports media “SPORTS” operated by Athletic Tsushinsha Co., Ltd. (President: Kojiro Kurohi) with the cooperation of CEO: Makoto Takahashi)
Also available in “BULL (Sports Bull)” (https://vk.sportsbull.jp/koshien/) doing. By creating an environment where many people can support the hard work of high school baseball players, we are live streaming games on the Internet based on our philosophy of contributing to the sustainable spread and development of high school baseball.
* ◆History of “Virtual High School Baseball” *
Live streaming of the summer championship tournament began in 2015, and initially a total of 26 games were live streamed for the local tournament. “SPORTS
In 2018, when we started rolling out “Virtual High School Baseball” within “BULL,” approximately 700 games were streamed. In 2021, four companies launched a “project aiming to broadcast all matches at local tournaments,” and have expanded the number of matches every year. In 2023, for the first time, we covered all games from local tournaments to national tournaments, broadcasting 3,482 games.

The 106th National High School Baseball Championship is scheduled to begin this year as well, starting with the Okinawa tournament on June 22nd (Saturday). “Virtual High School Baseball” will once again support the spread and development of high school baseball by live streaming all games from local tournaments and reaching more fans.

* ◆Overview of the official certificate awarding ceremony * (*Titles omitted) ・Date and time: June 10th (Monday) 13:00~
・Attendees
Asahi Shimbun Co., Ltd. Executive Officer Kenichi Takano
Asahi Broadcasting Television Co., Ltd. Director Naohiko Takeda Kaoru Takara, Chairman, Japan High School Baseball Federation, Public Interest Incorporated Foundation
Host) Asahi Broadcasting TV Announcer Haruto Fukui

-Asahi Shimbun Co., Ltd. Executive Officer Kenichi Takano-

Creating an environment where people can support their alma mater or local school anytime and anywhere will help expand the popularity of high school baseball. With that in mind, we have been particular about broadcasting all games. We are determined to fully convey the fruits of our passion for high school baseball to fans across the country. We would like to use the Guinness World Records (TM) certification as a milestone to further expand the base of people who support us. -Asahi Broadcasting Television Co., Ltd. Director Naohiko Takeda-

Last year, Asahi Broadcasting Television and Asahi Shimbun have been working together with Asahi Shimbun to develop the Internet service “Virtual High School Baseball,” and last year we were finally able to achieve our long-held desire to stream all games from local tournaments. We were able to deliver a total of 3,482 games, including footage of all high school baseball players aiming for the top in the summer. We are very happy to have been recognized by the Guinness World Records (TM). We would like to express our deepest gratitude to everyone involved for their cooperation. I would like to continue to devote myself and study hard so that I can contribute to the development of not only high school baseball, but baseball itself. -President of the Japan High School Baseball Federation Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Kaoru Takara-

Congratulations on being certified by Guinness World Records (TM) for virtual high school baseball game streaming. When I was a child, I could never have dreamed that we are now in an era where every game from the first round of local tournaments can be streamed all over Japan and even around the world. As someone who loves high school baseball, I would like to express my deepest gratitude to those who made this wonderful “dream” come true, and to everyone involved who certified it as a Guinness World Record (TM).
-Kojiro Kurotobi, Representative Director and President, Sports Tsushinsha Co., Ltd.-

I feel that the belief of everyone involved in “distributing the best moments of every baseball player” made this accomplishment possible. Virtual high school baseball is very meaningful in light of our company’s vision of “making Japan a sports powerhouse that the world admires,” and it is an important event that will lead to a new era in which all sports can be supported anytime and anywhere using the power of communication. I think of it as a project. Sports News will continue to focus on developing sports culture, including this project, based on our strong partnership with KDDI.

-KDDI Corporation President and CEO Makoto Takahashi-

We would like to sincerely congratulate you on being recognized in the Guinness World Records (TM) for the number of virtual high school baseball games streamed. This accomplishment is deeply connected to KDDI’s vision of “evolving the power of connection and creating a society where everyone can realize their dreams.” We will continue to use our communications and distribution technology to bring the appeal of sports to more people, thereby contributing to the spread and development of sports in a new era.

* ◆Certification details *
English: Single-sport championships will be live streamed on the platform. Maximum number of games played
English: Most games of a single sport championship live streamed on a platform Tournament name: 105th National High School Baseball Championship Memorial Tournament
Number of games streamed: 3,434 games in local tournaments, 48 ​​games in national tournaments, 3,482 games in total

* ◆About “Virtual High School Baseball” *

Virtual High School Baseball was jointly launched by Asahi Shimbun and Asahi Broadcasting Co., Ltd. (currently Asahi Broadcasting Television Co., Ltd.) in 2015 as a service that allows you to enjoy high school baseball anytime and anywhere with videos and news. Content centered on live streaming of the National High School Baseball Championship, the National High School Women’s Baseball Championship, and the High School Baseball Competition (hardball), which is a special competition at the National Sports Festival (renamed from the National Athletic Meet from 2024). We are expanding.

* ◆About “SPORTS BULL” *
“SPORTS
“BULL” is an internet sports media that can be enjoyed for free from smartphone apps and the web. We deliver approximately 800 news articles a day on various sports, with a focus on live streaming of more than 16,800 student sports and amateur sports per year.

Furthermore, in addition to a breaking news function that allows you to follow the results of the matches you are interested in in real time, we also have a wide range of sports content that can be enjoyed by a wide range of users, from core sports fans to casual sports fans, such as completely original sports comics.
 We will continue to expand various contents and aim to enliven the Japanese sports world as a whole. (As of April 2024)

・Service name: SPORTS BULL
– Compatible with: iOS app, Android app, browser (PC/smartphone) ・Service URL: https://sportsbull.jp
・App Store URL: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/id1086719653 ・Google Play URL:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.undotsushin&hl=ja

* ◆About “Undo Tsushinsha Co., Ltd.” *
Location: 13th floor, Atago East Building, 3-16-11 Nishi-Shinbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Representative: Kojiro Kurohi, Representative Director and President Business details: Operation of internet sports media “SPORTS BULL” etc. URL: https://sportsbull.jp/about/company/
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