Tokyo – March, 20, 2017 — GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc. (GOE) announced the company’s integration as a global title sponsor for the 2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC, runningfrom March 6, 2017 to March 22, 2017. The championship round will be held today, Monday, March 20 at the world renowned Dodger Stadium. The finalists include Japan, the Netherlands, United States, and Puerto Rico.

“We’re proud to back a distinguished league that represents the best athletes each country has to offer,” said Kazuki Morishita, CEO and President of GOE. “We want to encourage competition and excellence on and off the sports field, similar to how we embrace competition and innovation in the products we deliver.”

The 2017 WORLD BASEBALL CLASSIC is a worldwide baseball tournament held by World Baseball Classic Inc. once every four years. The top teams from each country, including players from Major League Baseball (MLB), compete to establish themselves as the best baseball team in the world.

As a cutting edge Japanese corporation, GOE is eager to increase its brand awareness and introduce its flagship video game titles, such as Puzzle & Dragons and LET IT DIE, globally. Additionally, GOE will continue to support sports industries and athletes, with its corporate objective to continue providing inspiration and a premium-level interactive entertainment experience to users worldwide.

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GungHo Online Entertainment America (GOEA) is a multiplatform publisher dedicated to delivering the best titles, content and support for the online gaming community. Established in 2012 and led by former Square Enix and XSEED Games executive Jun Iwasaki, GOEA is the US division of GOE, an established Japanese publisher. GOEA's content partners include leading developers Grasshopper Manufacture, Game Arts, Acquire, and Gravity, all of which are subsidiaries of GOE. GOEA publishes and distributes network-oriented games for console, handheld, mobile, tablet, and MMO-style games for PC. GOEA is located in El Segundo, CA. For more information, visit 

Dakota Grabowski
Business & Marketing Manager

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