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GameWith Organizes One of Japan’s Largest e-Sports Prize Competitions on July 25 GameWith Cup Featuring FORTNITE Vol. 2 Supported by GALLERIA and Boasting a Prize Pool Totaling 2.5 million yen
—With commentary from content creator Hikakin—

Press Release2021/07/21

GameWith, Inc. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative and President: Takuya Imaizumi; Securities code: 6552) announced today that it will organize an e-Sports competition, GameWith Cup Featuring FORTNITE Vol. 2 Supported by GALLERIA, with support from THIRDWAVE Corporation (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Kensuke Ozaki), on July 25, 2021.

 

The competition will feature live commentary from the popular YouTuber and content creator Hikakin. To commemorate the second round of this massive e-Sports competition, a giveaway will be held on Twitter, giving one lucky person a chance to win a computer developed in collaboration with Nephrite, an e-Sports athlete affiliated with GameWith. Competition merchandise will be on sale as well.

 

○ GameWith Cup Featuring FORTNITE Vol. 2 Supported by GALLERIA Special Website

https://gamewithcup.jp/latest/121/

 

 

 

 

About GameWith Cup (GWC)

GWC is an e-Sports prize competition with one of the largest numbers of viewers in Japan.

To live up to our corporate philosophy, “Create a more enjoyable gaming experience,” we hope that both players (contestants) and viewers will have an unparalleled experience at the competition.

 

 

 

 

About the competition

This prize competition will include up to 33 teams hand-picked by the Secretariat of the organizer on a strictly invite-only basis. The total prize pool has been upped from 1,000,000 yen for the last round to 2,500,000 yen. With top players in Japan who meet the invitation criteria set by the Secretariat, this is one of the highest-level competitions of its kind in Japan.

This round again, content creator Hikakin will appear as a commentator. As someone who has collaborated with our own e-Sports athletes in the past, and an avid FORTNITE player himself, he is more than qualified to provide gripping commentary. The event will also be live-streamed on his gaming play-by-play channel, HikakinGames.

Furthermore, for many viewers to enjoy watching the games from their “favorite places” in the “usual community,” we will simultaneously stream the competition on the YouTube channels of popular game commentators, Neko-kun! and Ariken, on top of the official stream.

 

○ HikakinGames

https://www.youtube.com/user/HikakinGames

 

○ Neko-kun!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLFiFaxDZc3FmdU8fAJNKYw/featured

 

○ Ariken [“There’s-Always-One-in-Every-Class” Channel]

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3NHhO0wBaZ5OVxaabcDKrw?view_as=subscriber

 

 

 

 

About the GameWith Cup Featuring FORTNITE Vol. 2 Supported by GALLERIA

▼ About the competition

Date: Sunday, July 25, 2021

Time: 14:00-19:00 (subject to change)

Game rules: Trio x 5

Total prize pool: 2,500,000 yen

Number of teams invited: Up to 33

Streaming: Via the official channel, cheering channel, and players’ channels

 

○GameWithCup channel

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChU2oBl0GcVUC689RfpQFzA/featured

 

○ GameWith cheering livestreaming channel (distributed with screens mainly through the perspectives of GameWith-affiliated players)

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFkncXKwLRtA2MFdXOv34yQ

(Nephrite’s YouTube channel)

 

For more details (participating teams, etc.), see the special website below.

https://gamewithcup.jp/latest/121/

 

 

Corporate Profile

Company name: GameWith, Inc.

Representative and President: Takuya Imaizumi

Location: 20F, Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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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(TEL) +81-3-5775-5233 (FAX) +81-3-5775-5234 (Mail) press@gamewith.co.jp