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Reconstruction Minister’s Cup “e-Fukko Soccer Championship”

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1. Reconstruction Ministers Cup “e-Fukko Soccer Championship”
 * “Reconstruction” means recovery from the catastrophe of the Great East Japan Earthquake.
 * The word “Fukko” means “reconstruction” or “recovery” in Japanese.

logoCopyright © Reconstruction Agency(in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake),Government of Japan

The “Fukko Daijin Hai “e-Fukko Soccer Senshuken”” - Reconstruction Minister′s Cup - “e-Fukko Soccer Championship” is an e-sports (football) tournament, organized by Reconstruction Agency, Government of Japan. As you know, e-sports has exploded in popularity in recent years, especially among young people.

One of the unique feature of this tournament is that the main competition venue is “J-Village”.

"J-Village," located in Fukushima prefecture, is very famous for the sacred field of Japanese national football team and one of the symbolic facilities of recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Another unique feature is that this Championship is 11-player vs. 11-player style’s offline e-sports football tournament. This would be a very rare e-sports game format in the world.

Through this unique event, the organizer, Reconstruction Agency, Government of Japan, supports the development of the disaster-affected areas (especially, Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate pref.), to promote the attractiveness of the areas and the safety and security of food products produced in the areas, and to increase the demand for products produced in the areas and the number of tourists.







 

◇Official Twitter:
https://twitter.com/e_fukko







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◇Main Tournament Video Archive at J-Village
  (YouTube):
https://www.youtube.com/live/XLDWeLbj7s4





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Result of the Main Tournament : (at J-Village, Fukushima)
https://www.reconstruction.go.jp/topics/20230228171935.html
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◇Offline Qualifying Round Video Digest(watch on Twitter)
(Voice : TAMURA Yukari
https://twitter.com/e_fukko/status/158703...







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Result of the Offline Qualifying Round(at Japan Football Museum, Japan Football Association Building (JFA House), TOKYO)
https://www.reconstruction.go.jp/topics/20230228154715.html

 
◇Video introducing the tournament “Reconstruction Minister’s Cup “e-Fukko Soccer Championship””(Youtube)

◆Gekisaka:The 11-player vs. 11-player eSports soccer tournament using the latest title "FIFA 23" will be very hot!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3VpMR5Ea9g
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◆Soccer King:New release! Let's talk soccer while playing "FIFA 23".
https://www.youtube.com/live/Ah4swS8MJ5E?si=09mD6-DeDqHoMlyP&t=5845
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◇Video of the Offline Qualifying Round (Youtube)

◆Gekisaka:An 11-player vs. 11-player soccer game that has been popular on a certain TV program! The result of Gekisaka's participation in an e-sports tournament【FIFA23】
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RErxctpsi8w
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2. Reconstruction Minister's Cup “e-Fukko Soccer Championship 2022/Reiwa 04”

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  Copyright © Reconstruction Agency
  (in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake),
  Government of Japan

 

(1)Tournament Schedule

①Qualifying Round:
 (a)Offline Qualifying Round
    ◇Date : Oct 15, Reiwa 04 (2022) (Sat.)
    ◇Venue : Virtual Stadium, 1st floor of the Japan Football Museum, Japan Football Association Building (JFA House) (Bunkyo-ku, TOKYO)
    ◇Number of teams qualified for the Main tournament : the top two teams
    ◇live commentary live commentaryLive commentary:NISHIOKA Akihiko (Mr.) (sports commentator)
    ◇Commentaty:youxme (member of Japan eNational Team)

    ■Result of the Offline Qualifying Round

     Reconstruction Minister's Cup “e-Fukko Soccer Championship 2022 Offline Qualifying Round match result report

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  ■Offline Qualifying Round Video Digest (watch on Twitter)
https://twitter.com/e_fukko/status/1587033013132480512







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 (b)Online Qualifying Round
    ◇Date : Oct 16, Reiwa 04 (2022) (Sun.)
    ◇Venue : online
    ◇Number of teams qualified for the Main tournament : the top one team

 (c)Local/Affected Area Quota Qualifier
    ◇Date : Nov 03, Reiwa 04 (2022) (Thu./holiday) AM
    ◇Venue : J-Village (Naraha town, Fukushima pref.)
    ◇Number of teams qualified for the Main tournament : the top two teams
    ◇Moderator:HAZOME Takahide (Mr.) (e-sports commentator)

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②Main Tournament :
   ◇Date : Nov 03, Reiwa 04 (2022) (Thu./holiday) PM
   ◇Venue : J-Village (Naraha town, Fukushima pref.)
   ◇Number of participating teams: 6 teams
   ◇Guests (members of the special team recommended by the organizer)
    ・MATSUKI Yasutaro (Mr.) (former member of Japan National Football Team / football commentator)
    ・TSUBOI Keisuke (Mr.) (former member of Japan National Football Team)
    ・ISHIKAWA Naohiro (Mr.) (former member of Japan National Football Team)
    ・KUROMAME (Mr.) (member of Japan eNational Football Team)
    ・youxme (Mr.) (member of Japan eNational Football Team)
    ・Agu (Mr.) (member of Japan eNational Football Team)
    ・Web Nasri (Mr.) (member of Japan eNational Football Team)
    ・HAZOME Takahide (Mr.) (e-sports commentator)
   ◇live commentary : KISHI Taiga (Mr.) (game caster)
   ◇Commentaty:
    《Group League Game1, Game2》
    ・HAZOME Takahide (Mr.) (e-sports commentator)
    《Group League Game3, Final》
    ・MATSUKI Yasutaro (Mr.) (former member of Japan National Football Team / football commentator)
    ◇MC :
    《Welcome ceremony》
    ・HAYASHI Aimi (Ms.) (flute)
    《Tournament》
    ・TANIFUJI Hiromi (Ms.) (e-sports announcer)
    《Awards ceremony》
    ・KISHI Taiga (Mr.) (Game Caster)
    ◇Music :
     《flute》
     ・HAYASHI Aimi (Ms.)
     《piano》
     ・HARA Reina (Ms.)

     ◇Special Assistance : QuizKnock
     (Video Appearance : IZAWA Takushi (Mr.) (QuizKnock CEO))
     ◇Special Appearance : AsakaKaisei High School (Fukushima Pref.)
                「Hula Tahitian dance club」
    (programme)
    《Welcome ceremony》
     ・Hinatazaka46 「Doremi sorashido」
              「AzatoKawaii」
    《Awards ceremony》
     ・Hula dance  「MELE OHANA」
             「Aloha You~Kizuna~」

    ■Poster for the Main Event
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    ■Result (R04.Nov.14th press release)

     Reconstruction Minister's Cup “e-Fukko Soccer Championship 2022"  Result
     PECORANIONS (1st place team in online qualifying round)won the championship!

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The team “PECORANIONS” won the championship.
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    ■Video Archive of the Main tournament(watch on YouTube)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLDWeLbj7s4
search by the word『復興サッカー』

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(a) Welcome ceremony, Lunch (Lunch Gozen using ingredients from Fukushima)

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(b) Exhibit and Video for Recovery from the massive earthquake devastation in 2011 (Heisei 23)

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(c) Main Tournament (Group League)

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(d) Main Round (Final)

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(e) Awards Ceremony

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(f) Dinner (special dishes using ingredients from Fukushima Prefecture)

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③Real football events

(a) For Seiwa Gakuen High School Girls Soccer Club and Tokiwagi Gakuen High School Soccer Club

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(b) For participants in the main event

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(2)

Tournament Competition Specifications

① Console to be used : PlayStation®5

② Competition title : "FIFA23" software for PlayStation®5

(Competition Mode : Pro Club Mode (11 vs. 11 format))

 

(3) Features
 ① Unique Experience of the "worldview where 'e' and 'real' merge".
 ② First 11-player vs. 11-player format tournament using PS5 version of "FIFA23" Pro Club Mode in Japan.
 ③ Teams of 7 or more players can enter the tournament in accordance with "Article 3 of the Rules of Soccer Competition   (https://www.jfa.jp/laws/soccer/2021_22/#003 )
 ④ (a) The venue of the qualifying round is the Virtual Stadium on the 1st floor of the Japan Football Association Building (JFA House)    (https://www.jfa.jp/football_museum/floor.html in link format),
     (b)The venue of the main tournament is "J-Village," a symbol of recovery from the March 2011 earthquake disaster and a sacred place for Japanese football    (https://j-village.jp/)
 ⑤ Players can participate without any equipment (PS5 console and software (FIFA 23 for PS5) were provided at the venue).
 ⑥ No participation fee
 ⑦ Video for the scenery of Tohoku and the recovery of the disaster-affected areas were shown at the venue, and panels introducing Tohoku products and the current situation of the disaster-affected areas were displayed.
 ⑧ Special dishes using ingredients from Fukushima Prefecture were served to contestants in the main tournament.
 ⑨ Special medals made of "Ogatsuishi" stone from Ogatsu-cho, Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, as award medals were given to the top winners.
 ⑩ Special Team of "Japan eNational Team Friends," consisting of the members of Japan eNational Football Team and members of former Japan National Football Team, participated in the main tournament as a special team recommended by the organizer.
 ⑪ A real football event was also held at J-Village, featuring former Japan National football team members.
 ⑫ In addition, special quiz regarding the Tohoku region was given by Mr. IZAWA Takushi, CEO of QuizKnock, as a "Quiz Challenge from QuizKnock".
 ⑬ The main competition was streamed on the official YouTube channel of the Reconstruction Agency.

 

(4) Cooperation
Japan Football Association
J-Village, Inc.
Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
Sony Marketing Japan Inc.
Electronic Arts Inc.

PlayStation" is a registered trademark or trademark of Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.

3. About J-Village

J-Village, the venue of the main competition of "e-Fukko Soccer Championship", is a national football training center established in 1997 in Fukushima Prefecture. It has been a sacred place for Japanese football, but since March 2011, it has been used as a base to cope with the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. In April 2019, it has fully resumed operations and is now a symbolic facility for the recovery of the disaster-affected area.

J-VILLAGE
Copyright © 2020 by J-VILLAGE Inc.

 

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