Weiss Dream Team from Saudi Arabia Wins the 'Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team' Exhibition Tournament and the Official Announcement of Dream Championship 2020

Tokyo, Japan – July 28, 2020 – KLab Inc., a leader in online mobile games, hosted a worldwide online Exhibition Tournament for its head-to-head football simulation game Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team on Saturday, July 18 where Weiss Dream Team was crowned the winner. Following the end of the tournament, it was announced that the worldwide Dream Championship 2020 would be held again this year!

This online event was held to commemorate the 3rd anniversary of the release of Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team. The tournament was carried out between eight powerful players from all over the world remotely challenging each other using the Online Mode Group Match feature of the game. At the end of these fierce matches, "Weiss Dream Team", a player from Saudi Arabia, emerged victorious.

"Exhibition Tournament" Event Report

The exhibition tournament was live streamed on YouTube Live on Saturday, July 18, 2020, from 3:00pm to 9:00pm (JST).

The MCs for the tournament were Shibayan and Fumifumi, hosts of KLab's in-house broadcast program KLab Games Station+Plus which introduces the latest information about games, along with commentary by fellow KLab Games Station MCs Matthieu and Alberto, and special guest, Yumeji.

Eight Players From All Over the World, Including France and Dubai

Players
Atravelyan (https://www.youtube.com/atravelyan/)
Mitchi CTDT(https://www.youtube.com/Mitchkk29/)
Atshushi(https://www.youtube.com/Atshushi/)
nothingxs(https://www.youtube.com/nothingxs/)
Usagi Dancho (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdUguF5OMWvEFksn-a02YAA/)
Weiss Dream Team(https://www.youtube.com/WeissDreamTeam/)
Andrea Baldini(https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTYZe_arTBu4pBxKgTJBgFA/)
Super Striker Gaming(https://www.youtube.com/SuperStrikerGaming/)

*The YouTube Channels run by the respective players are listed in the parentheses.

Viewers and Supporters from All Over the World Gathered Online!

The tournament was translated into a total of five languages: Japanese, English, Cantonese, Arabic, and French. The MCs were familiar faces from KLab Games Station broadcasts including Matthieu, Alberto, Dorra, Obada, and Mr. Fish.

In addition, for the first time, fans and players were gathered from around the world to be Supporters through social media while watching the tournament in real time. A Zoom channel was set up where fans could cheer on each player as Supporters.

Image: Supporters signing the letter "W" to cheer on Weiss Dream Team!

"Weiss Dream Team" Wins the Tournament!

The game started with a high level of dramatic development from the first round, with the only Japanese player, "Usagi Dancho," getting eliminated in the first round after a penalty shootout.

In the first match of the semi-final, "Weiss Dream Team" won by scoring 2 points against "Atshushi". In the second semi-final match between "atravelyan" and "Andrea Baldini", "Andrea Baldini" was one point ahead during the first half of the match. Although "atravelyan" played tenaciously in the second half, he couldn't score a goal in time and "Andrea Baldini" emerged victorious.

The final match was a clash against "Weiss Dream Team" from Saudi Arabia and "Andrea Baldini" from Italy.

In just the opening 12 minutes, "Weiss Dream Team" scored the decisive first goal. "Andrea Baldini" also went on an aggressive offensive, but was unable to score before the end of the first half of the match.

In the second half of the match, although there were frequent opportunities for "Andrea Baldini" to make a move, "Weiss Dream Team" kept up a solid defense. After a fierce game between both players, the second half ended with 1-0.

"Weiss Dream Team" played the game calmly until the end and ultimately secured victory, expertly winning the first place title of the Exhibition Tournament!

Comments from the Winner, Weiss Dream Team:

(When asked for a comment about his victory.) “I'm feeling relieved. No more stress anymore. I think the point was studying the team. Because it's not the usual team that I run with. Putting Espadas in actually saved me. So I have no idea how I was saved by Espadas. Putting him in was a good decision that I did at the last minute. You have to keep changing your team depending on your opponent's team.

Thank you so much and thank you for hosting this tournament. It was a really good bridge to the community and we feel so much love right now and as a community we love everything you do and thank you so much KLab. Mind if I say something in Arabic to all the people that support me?”

(Comments Translated from Arabic Below)
“I am truly grateful to everyone who supported me today.
I never thought I could win, but I think I was able to win because of everyone's support and the support from my family. I am grateful beyond words to everyone in the community for supporting me.

We look forward to holding a tournament where various communities can participate in the future, and will do our best to make it more enjoyable for everyone to play. Thank you to everyone for the wonderful turnout today and all your hard work.”

Special Video Comment from Creator of Captain Tsubasa, Yoichi Takahashi!

Everyone viewing the tournament got to see a special video comment from Yoichi Takahashi, the creator of "Captain Tsubasa”.

https://youtu.be/Ndz7UA-sY9Q

Dream Championship 2020 Officially Announced!

At the end of the broadcast Producer Ooki, the producer of Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team, appeared and officially announced that the world championship "Dream Championship 2020" would be held this year.

Additional information about the event will be announced at the end of August. The main theme song for Dream Championship 2020 was also introduced for the first time.

Producer Ooki commented, “This was a really high level of gameplay and it was truly fun to watch. I do think it was difficult due to the time difference, but thank you so much to everyone who watched the broadcast, all our challengers, and those who cheered in Zoom. We hope everyone continues to enjoy the game."

Further details for Dream Championship 2020 will be announced on the official website and social media pages. Please look forward to the future developments of Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team!

Exhibition Tournament Overview

Date and Time
Saturday, July 18, 2020 from 3:00pm to 9:00pm (JST)

Archived Videos
English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNIM7Mncvh4
French: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFSyMb6Q6T4
Cantonese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAp5SdzlVBI
Arabic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAAfghj8Ng8
Japanese: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRcZIFGxJSg

*The event can be viewed from the links above.

Tournament Results
1st Place: Weiss Dream Team
2nd Place: Andrea Baldini
3rd Place: Atshushi

About Captain Tsubasa

Created by Yoichi Takahashi, Captain Tsubasa is a Japanese manga that centers on the sport of football. Since premiering in Shueisha's landmark manga anthology Weekly Shonen Jump in 1981, the series has grown into a legend that has inspired and delighted countless football fans around the world for decades.

Even after the end of the initial serialization, the story has continued to evolve with new works highlighting the growth and development of main character Tsubasa Ozora. The series' popularity continues to thrive, with Captain Tsubasa Rising Sun finishing its appearance in Shueisha's manga anthology, Grand Jump in 2019, and a special issue called Captain Tsubasa Magazine began serialization in 2020.

The series has sold over 70 million volumes in Japan alone. Captain Tsubasa's popularity extends beyond borders, having been translated and published around the world in 20 languages, finding fans and winning the hearts of football lovers around the globe.

Overview of Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team

Title: Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team
Supported OSes: Android™ 4.4+, iOS 9.0+
* Not available on some devices.
Genre: Head-to-head football simulation game
Released: June 13, 2017
Price: Free-to-play (In-app purchases available)
Supported Regions: Global (Excludes Japan, Mainland China, and South Korea)
Supported Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Arabic, Brazilian Portuguese, and Thai
Official Website: https://www.tsubasa-dreamteam.com/en
Official Twitter Account: @tsubasaDT_en
Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/tsubasaDTen
Official YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTgOPO7kIQ35YzB7SBIQoWQ/
Copyright: ©Yoichi Takahashi/SHUEISHA
©Yoichi Takahashi/SHUEISHA/TV TOKYO/ENOKIFILM
© KLabGames

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