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2,000 Players Stayed Home to Join the Fortnite Competition
– A 16-year-old male high school student, “Mazuuuuuuuuuui,” snatched the cup, along with an hour-long gaming session with iconic gamer Nephrite –

Press Release2020/08/07

GameWith, Inc. (Head Office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative and President: Takuya Imaizumi; Securities code: 6552) sponsored the Play at Home Cup 2020, an online gaming event featuring Fortnite, a hugely popular online battle royale game with over 350 million registered users worldwide. GameWith is an operator of a comprehensive set of services for online game players, including the flagship “GameWith” game media site providing game-playing tips and game guides.

 

 

This fun online event was organized as part of the initiatives to encourage people to “stay home” while playing games to avoid contracting COVID-19. From among over 2,000 entries sent from across Japan, 500 lucky players were chosen by lottery to compete in qualifiers. Then on Saturday, July 11, 95 qualified players were joined by a guest player Nephrite (pro gamer affiliated with GameWith), to play for the championship online.

 

 

Having won four games straight from the qualifying round, a 16-year-old male high school student, “Mazuuuuuuuuuui,” won the championship of the Play at Home Cup 2020. In addition to coupons worth JPY50,000, he got to play with iconic pro gamer, Nephrite, for an hour, even receiving gaming tips in the process.

 

Comments from the Champion

(After playing with Nephrite for an hour)

Besides being an outstanding player, Nephrite was exactly the person I’d come to know after watching countless videos. He put me at ease by speaking to me when I was completely starstruck! He answered my questions most courteously and told me what I need to do to improve my skills in the current environment. I will use what I have learned from him, and I hope to see him again and win the cup for two straight years!

 

 

 

About the Event

Event name

Play at Home Cup 2020

Game title

Fortnite (cross-platform)

URL

https://gamewith.jp/fortnite/article/show/206485

Timeline

Application: 15:00, Friday, June 12, 2020 – 23:59, Sunday, June 28, 2020

Qualifying round: 12:00-17:00, Saturday, July 4, 2020

Final round: 12:30-16:00, Saturday, July 11, 2020

Venue

Online (both qualifying and final rounds)

Game mode

Solo custom matches for both qualifying and final rounds

Qualifying round: Survival points plus elimination points for one game

Up to 495 players playing online for qualification

The number of groups and qualified players may vary depending on the number of entries.

Final round: Survival points plus elimination points for three games

Competition among 95 qualifying players and a guest player

Prizes

Champion: JPY50,000 Amazon gift card

One-hour gaming session with Nephrite

Runner-up: JPY30,000 Amazon gift card

3rd place: JPY10,000 Amazon gift card

4th & 5th places: JPY5,000 Amazon gift card

The top ten players will also receive iMUSE eye KW Lactic Acid Bacteria from Kirin Holdings Company, Limited and HOP in GUMMI from INHOP Inc.

Eligibility

Players must be at least 15 years old on the day of the qualifying round.

Players younger than 18 years old must have consent from their guardians.

Players must be able to communicate with the event staff members and other players in Japanese without difficulty.

Players must be residents of Japan.

 

 

 

■ Footage from the Final Game

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3592tImdEI

 

 

 

■ Appearing in the Final Round

[Guests]

Guest player: Nephrite

Commentator: Zelarl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Prize-Winning Players

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

【Profile of Nephrite】

 

Originally from Osaka, Japan, Nephrite became affiliated with GameWith in January 2019 and has since played Fortnite professionally. His playstyle always ensures a high position in the competition, and he once had a 31 game consecutive winning streak (the world’s highest in Season 7) with his overwhelmingly proficient aim*1. Not to mention his brilliant skills in FPS/TPS*2 games, which he began cultivating as a child, he plays, in his own words, “more happily than anyone else,” a style that has earned him a broad fan base at an astonishing speed. With 810,000 subscribers on YouTube (current as of February 2021), the largest among active pro gamers in Japan, he is among the hottest game commentators.

 

*1 To be able to aim at moving objects/players using an on-screen crosshair with precision and accuracy

*2

FPS:First Person Shooting games

TPS: Third Person Shooting games

 

 

【Profile of Zelarl】

 

 

 

Formerly a Fortnite pro gamer, Zelarl is now a streamer. With his top-notch playing skills, he never fails to enchant the audience. He often includes his face in his videos, hooking hordes of fans with his handsome looks and unique expressions.

 

 

About GameWith, Inc.

Founded with the mission of “creating a world where people have more fun playing games,” GameWith, Inc. provides the three unique services of “Game Guide,” which provides edge-gaining tips on playing games to users, “Game Review,” which helps users to find games that suit their taste, and “Video Streaming,” which is hosted by famed gamers on YouTube. Going forward, we will seek new opportunities overseas, as well as in Japan, and push the boundaries of the gaming industry to include blockchain games and e-Sports events.

 

 

Corporate Profile

Company name GameWith, Inc.
Representative and President Takuya Imaizumi
Location 20F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, JapanEstablishment: June 3, 2013
Establishment June 3, 2013
Line of business Media business with a focus on the provision of game-related information
Capital JPY549 million (current as of February 28, 2021)
URL https://gamewith.co.jp/en
Twitter https://twitter.com/GameWith_inc
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gamewith.inc/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/gamewith_official/

 

 

Contact
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