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SEGA Co., Ltd. “National Prefectural Esports Championship 2024 SAGA Puyo Puyo Division” tournament details released! Entries will be accepted starting July 18th (Thursday)!

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“National Prefectural Esports Championship 2024 SAGA Puyo Puyo Division” tournament details released! Entries will be accepted starting July 18th (Thursday)!
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SEGA Co., Ltd. has announced the contents of the “National
Prefectural Esports Championship 2024 SAGA Puyo Puyo Division” for the competitive action puzzle game “Puyo Puyo” series, which is a Japan eSports Pro License certified title.
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[Image 2: https://prtimes.jp/i/5397/5849/resize/d5397-5849-58abf33f64df53a1db03-1.jpg&s3=5397-5849-a20c9f1f5a06801be98cb1f987419d5b-1200×750.jpg] This tournament is an e-sports tournament to determine the best Puyo Puyo in Japan. Each prefecture will be divided into 7 blocks, and the players who will advance to the “Block Representative Finals” will be determined through the “Block Representative Tournament
Preliminaries” held online.
The representative players selected as block representatives will participate in the Saga Main Tournament (final tournament) to be held in Saga Prefecture on December 14th (Saturday) and 15th (Sunday), 2024, “SAGA 2024 National Sports/All Disability Sports”. We will participate in the cultural program “National Prefectural Esports Championship 2024 SAGA Puyo Puyo Division” and determine the number one place in Japan.
[About entry]
Entries for participation are scheduled to start from July 18th (Thursday). Information on how to enter will be provided when entry begins. -Elementary school student section-
Reception period: July 18th (Thursday) to September 1st (Sunday), 2024 -General section-
Reception period: July 18, 2024 (Thursday) to September 4, 2024 (Wednesday) *The entry deadline for the general division varies depending on the block to which you belong.
[Blocks belonging to each prefecture]
-Block/Prefecture-
Hokkaido/Tohoku Block / Hokkaido, Aomori, Akita, Iwate, Miyagi, Yamagata, Fukushima
Kanto block / Tokyo, Saitama, Kanagawa, Chiba, Ibaraki, Gunma, Tochigi, Yamanashi
Hokushinetsu Block / Niigata, Nagano, Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui Tokai block / Shizuoka, Aichi, Gifu, Mie
Kansai block / Shiga, Kyoto, Hyogo, Osaka, Nara, Wakayama
Chugoku/Shikoku Block / Okayama, Tottori, Shimane, , Hiroshima, Ehime, Kochi, Kagawa, Tokushima
Kyushu/Okinawa block/Fukuoka, Nagasaki, Kumamoto, Oita, Miyazaki, Kagoshima, Okinawa
Saga block / Saga
・You can enter in the block to which your prefecture belongs. ・The prefecture to which you belong must be one of the prefectures listed below. (1) Place of residence (2) School attended (3) Place of birth (hometown) *If (1), (2), or (3) apply to different blocks, you can enter up to 2 blocks. competition summary
Tournament name
National Prefectural Esports Championship 2024 SAGA Puyo Puyo Division Title rules used
Nintendo Switch(TM) software “Puyo Puyo eSports” “Puyo Puyo Tsu” rules *Matches will be played using the latest version at the time of the tournament. Tournament format
■Block representative deciding match qualifying round
Elementary school section:
[July 18, 2024 (Thursday) to September 1, 2024 (Sunday)]
Posting format for score attack results in “Challenge” mode “Official Challenge” General section:
[Scheduled to be held in each block from Saturday, September 7, 2024 to Sunday, September 15, 2024]
Online tournament/single elimination tournament
■Block representative finals
[Scheduled to be held at 7 locations nationwide from Sunday, September 22, 2024 to Saturday, November 16, 2024]
General division/elementary school student division:
Offline tournament schedule/single elimination format tournament *A “Block representative deciding match qualifying play-off” will be held at the “Block representative deciding match final” venue where you can re-take the “Block representative deciding match qualifying round”.
-Event schedule/venue-
・September 22nd (Sunday): Kanto Block Aeon Lake Town Kaze (Saitama Prefecture) ・October 5th (Sat): Kansai Block Aeon Mall Shijonawate (Osaka Prefecture) ・October 19th (Sat): Tokai Block Aeon Mall Nagoya Chaya (Aichi Prefecture) ・October 27th (Sunday): Hokushinetsu Block Aeon Mall Takaoka (Toyama Prefecture) ・November 3rd (Sunday): Kyushu/Okinawa Block Aeon Mall Fukuoka (Fukuoka Prefecture)
・November 9th (Sat): Hokkaido/Tohoku Block Aeon Mall Shinrifu South Building (Miyagi Prefecture)
・November 16th (Sat): Chugoku/Shikoku Block Aeon Mall Hiroshima Gion (Hiroshima Prefecture)
■-Main Tournament-“SAGA 2024 National Sports/All-Disabled Sports” Cultural Program “National Prefectural E-Sports Championship 2024 SAGA Puyo Puyo Division”
December 14th (Sat) DAY1 Qualifying
Sunday, December 15th DAY2 Final
SAGA Arena (2-1-10 Hinode, Saga City, Saga Prefecture)
Elementary school student division/general division:
Offline tournament schedule/Preliminary league matches will be held, followed by a single-elimination final tournament.
Award
Awards to 1st to 3rd place players
*If a general player wins first place, he will be granted the right to obtain a “Japan eSports Pro License” for the “Puyo Puyo” series by JeSU.
*If a general junior high school student wins first place, he or she will be given the right to obtain a “Japan eSports Junior Professional License.”
*1st and 2nd place in the general category and 1st place in the elementary school category will be given the right to participate in the Sega official “Puyo Puyo Grand Prix 2025 Final”.
・Athletes participating in the Saga tournament will receive tournament uniforms with their prefecture and player name printed on them. Participation fee
free
*Each participant will be responsible for all expenses related to participating in this online tournament, including software, game consoles, peripheral equipment, charges for game platforms necessary for online competition, communication fees, etc.
*About transportation and accommodation expenses
Block representative finals: Subsidy for transportation expenses when using public transportation
Saga Main Tournament: Round-trip transportation and accommodation expenses subsidized through a commissioned travel agency
*The amount will be determined by the official. We do not provide financial assistance to suit the convenience of the athlete. Sponsorship/cooperation
■Block Representative Tournament Preliminaries/Finals
Sponsor: National Prefectural Esports Championship 2024 SAGA Puyo Puyo Division Executive Committee (Japan Esports Federation, SEGA Co., Ltd.)
Sponsored by: IO Data Equipment Co., Ltd., PUMA Japan Co., Ltd. Cooperation: Techwind Co., Ltd., Harman International Co., Ltd. ■“SAGA 2024 National Sports/All Disability Sports” Cultural Program “National Prefectural E-Sports Championship 2024 SAGA Puyo Puyo Division”
Sponsored by: National Prefectural Esports Championship 2024 SAGA Executive Committee
(Saga Shimbun Co., Ltd., Japan E-Sports Federation, Saga Prefecture E-Sports Association, Kyodo News Digital Co., Ltd.) Scheduled Cooperation: SEGA Co., Ltd.
others
■About giving Puyo Puyo ranking points
In this tournament, Puyo Puyo ranking points will be awarded according to entry and performance.
-Elementary school student section-
Entry: 3pt
Block representative deciding match final Participation: 5 points Saga main tournament participation: 10pt
Saga Main Tournament Best 4: 15pt
Saga main tournament runner-up: 25pt
Saga Main Tournament Winner: 50p
-General section-
Entry: 3pt
Block representative deciding match final Participation: 10 points Saga main tournament participation: 20pt
Saga Main Tournament Best 4: 25pt
Saga main tournament runner-up: 50pt
Saga Main Tournament Winner: 100p
[General Division Block Representative Tournament Qualifying Schedule] -Block/Preliminary Schedule/Entry Deadline-
Kanto block /Saturday, September 7, 2024, 11:00~ /Wednesday, August 28, 2024 Kansai Block / Saturday, September 7, 2024, 2:00 p.m. / Wednesday, August 28, 2024
Tokai Block / Sunday, September 8, 2024 from 11:00 / Wednesday, August 28, 2024 Hokushinetsu Block / Sunday, September 8, 2024, 2:00 p.m. / Wednesday, August 28, 2024
Kyushu/Okinawa Block /Saturday, September 14, 2024, 11:00~ /Wednesday, September 4, 2024
Hokkaido/Tohoku Block / Saturday, September 14, 2024, 2:00 p.m. / Wednesday, September 4, 2024
Chugoku/Shikoku Block / Sunday, September 15, 2024, 11:00 a.m. / Wednesday, September 4, 2024
Saga Block / Professional Players Block / Sunday, September 15, 2024, 2:00 p.m. / Wednesday, September 4, 2024
*Saga Prefecture, the host prefecture, and professional athletes (JeSU official license holders) will be held as a special qualifying round. Representative players in the special quota will be exempted from the “Block representative deciding match final” and will advance to the Saga main tournament.
-What is “Puyo Puyo”?-
The “Puyo Puyo” series is a nationally popular falling object action puzzle game that has been loved for over 30 years since its release. In 1991, the first version of Puyo Puyo was released on the MSX2 and Famicom Disk System versions, and in 1992, Sega released the arcade and Mega Drive versions. It became an explosive hit due to its simple and easy-to-understand game system, cute characters, and gameplay that introduced a competitive format for the first time in a falling object action puzzle game. Since then, it has been released as a standard action puzzle game on various game consoles, mobile phones, and smartphones, and continues to be played by a wide range of people regardless of age. In March 2018, it became an official title of JeSU (Japan E-Sports Union), and professional players have also been born. The e-sports scene is also booming, and many competitions are currently being held.
-What is “esports”-
“Esports” is an abbreviation for “electronic sports,” and in a broad sense, it refers to entertainment, competitions, and sports in general that use electronic devices. The name used when considering it as a competition.
-About the National Prefectural Esports Championship-
The “National Inter-Prefectural E-Sports Championship” is a national e-sports tournament in which prefectural teams from all over Japan compete. It was held for the first time in October 2019 as a cultural program of the “Ikiiki Ibaraki Yume National Athletic Meet/Ikiiki Ibaraki Yume Tournament”, and the first one was held in Ibaraki Prefecture, the venue, the second (2020 / Kagoshima) and the third (2021) Osaka prefecture won the 2022/Mie tournament, and Tokyo won the 4th (2022/Tochigi) and 5th (2023/Kagoshima) tournaments.
-About the “SAGA2024 National Sports/All Disability Sports” cultural program project-
Cultural programs are carried out with the aim of conveying the joy and excitement of sports and the power of sports through cultural and artistic activities, as well as conveying the diverse charms that Saga Prefecture is proud of, such as its rich nature, history, tradition, and food. It is something to do.
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【Product Info】
Product name: Puyo Puyo e-sports
Compatible models: PlayStation(R)4/Nintendo Switch(TM)
release date:
Package version: Now on sale (released on Thursday, June 27, 2019) Download version: Currently being distributed (delivered on October 25, 2018) Suggested retail price:
Package version: 1,990 yen (2,189 yen including tax)
Download version: 1,851 yen (2,036 yen including tax)
Genre: Action puzzle
Number of players: 1 to 4 people
Release and sales: SEGA Co., Ltd.
CERO notation: A category (for all ages)
Copyright notice: (C)SEGA
Official website: https://puyo.sega.jp/PuyoPuyo_eSports/
Official X (old Twitter): https://twitter.com/puyopuyo20th
*Arcade version “Puyo Puyo eSports Arcade” is also in operation. https://puyo-esports-ac.sega.jp/
Product name: Puyo Puyo Champions / Puyo Puyo eSports
Compatible models: Steam
Release date: Currently being distributed (delivered on Wednesday, May 8, 2019) Suggested retail price: 1,019 yen (1,100 yen including tax)
Genre: Action puzzle
Number of players: 1 to 4 people
Release and sales: SEGA Co., Ltd.
CERO notation: A category (for all ages)
Copyright notice: (C)SEGA
Official site:
https://puyo.sega.jp/PuyoPuyo_eSports/
https://puyo.sega.com/champions/ (*Western version official website) Sales page:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/971620/
*The PC version includes language texts in Japanese, English, French, German, Spanish, Korean, Traditional Chinese, and Simplified Chinese. In addition, the voice can be switched between English and Japanese as an option.
*For the required specifications for the PC version, please check the product introduction page on Steam.
■Company names and product names listed are registered trademarks or trademarks of each company.
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