Konami Amusements, Inc. announces that in the " BEMANI PRO LEAGUE -SEASON 2- beatmania IIDX" music game esports tournament, eight companies, including new participants GENDA GiGO Entertainment Inc. and Taito Corp. After negotiations with 18 players selected in the Draft Conference and 14 contract renewals, the companies have completed the signing of all 4 contracts with players from each company, and announced the birth of 32 professional players on June 1, 2022 (Wednesday)!
In conjunction with this announcement, it was also announced that the BEMANI PRO LEAGUE -SEASON 2- beatmania IIDX regular season opener will be held!
What is the BEMANI PRO LEAGUE?
The BEMANI PRO LEAGUE (hereafter referred to as "BPL") is a professional league organized by KONAMI and launched in 2021 as a new type of entertainment that combines " esports and music".
This year, the second season of the BPL, will be held for three machines: " DanceDanceRevolution" and " SOUND VOLTEX" in addition to " beatmania IIDX," which was held last season.
Beamani","DanRevolution" and "DDR" in particular are titles that anyone who has ever been to an arcade has heard of at least once!
To the untrained eye, they look like completely different games, but I wonder if the professional players of these "sound games" will be able to show us how to play them like gods. I am very much looking forward to it.
A final tournament system has been introduced! The season opener is June 29th!
The BPL, which has eight participating companies this year, has introduced a final tournament system.
In the regular stage, the 8 participating companies will play 28 matches in a round-robin tournament, with the top 2 teams earning the right to be seeded into the semi-finals.
In the quarterfinals, the bottom four teams of the six teams that won the regular stage will play one tournament match each, with the winners advancing to the semifinals.
In the semi-finals, the top two teams from the regular stage and the winners of the quarter-finals will face off, and the two winning teams will play in the finals!
It would be easier to understand if you think that the bottom two teams are eliminated at each stage.
The full schedule of matches is also available on the official BPL website! Be sure to check the game day of your favorite team!
For more information on the tournament rules, please check the BPL official website!
The list of players from each team! And comments from the teams!
- 46 (Shiro)
Thanks to your support, "APINA VRAMeS" was able to become the first champion of "BEMANI PRO LEAGUE 2021". Once again, we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
In "BEMANI PRO LEAGUE -SEASON 2-", 46 new players have joined the winning team, including UCCHIE, NIKE. and KENTAN.
We will aim to win the championship again with our experience from last season and our competitive spirit, and we would like to ask for your continued support.
- NCHO72 (Nuchio)
GiGO" is a new team from "BEMANI PRO LEAGUE -SEASON 2-".
As befitting a new team, we have assembled a fresh and promising lineup.
We will charm all BEMANI fans with our play.
We will continue to push forward with the aim of winning the championship, so please give us your support.
Get into the Gaming Oasis!
- #MA3# (Masa)
BPL team "GAME PANIC" will participate in "BEMANI PRO LEAGUE -SEASON 2-" with the same members as last year.
The players have trained hard and grown up after the disappointment of finishing in 4th place last season.
We aim to win the championship with stronger teamwork and the experience from last year's games.
Accuracy is what we want! We will show you shocking play that shines as brightly as lightning. We look forward to your support.
This season's team "Silkhat" also has not only high playing skills and unique strengths, but also wants to share more fun of "beatmania IIDX"!
We want to have fun with everyone who loves BEMANI! We have assembled a lineup of players who are not only highly skilled and uniquely skilled, but also eager to share the fun of "beatmania IIDX"!
Magical Miracle Illusions" popping out of the mysterious "Silk Hat! The four magicians will do their best to show you the "Magical Miracle Illusion!
Thank you very much for your support.
SUPERNOVA Tohoku" is a team of Y-K Corporation, which operates 6 stores in Tohoku!
We have already made it to the semi-finals of the "BEMANI PRO LEAGUE 2021", but the team for SEASON 2 is even more balanced and has a strong group of players who can aim for the championship!
We will continue to make the "BEMANI PRO LEAGUE -SEASON 2-" even more exciting, so please support "SUPERNOVA Tohoku"!
TAITO STATION Tradz
TAITO STATION Tradz, a new entry in the BEMANI PRO LEAGUE -SEASON 2-, will break down the barriers that stand in its way with the help of its advisors' precise strategic design, a full-scale training environment at Taito stations nationwide, and the high sense and intense effort of its players. The players will break through the obstacles and reach the top of the "BEMANI PRO LEAGUE" together with their fans.
- I6VV (igawa)
- MAKO-G (Mako-ji)
I am very happy to be able to participate in the "BEMANI PRO LEAGUE" again, which promotes music games as esports!
One for All", each and every one of us will do our best for the team, and "Round One" will do the same for the entire "BEMANI PRO LEAGUE".
Please look forward to the new "Round One" team, which has gained new bright power and increased its firepower! We will win the championship this year! Thank you all for your support!
- G* (Jee)
Last year, I experienced the "BEMANI PRO LEAGUE" for the first time with my professional team, and I was moved a lot.
I want to taste that emotion again. I want to be at the top again. I want to experience that excitement again, and I want to reach the top of the world.
We will continue to compete in the "BEMANI PRO LEAGUE -SEASON 2-" with renewed enthusiasm.
Both of the two new teams are excellent teams, and we look forward to their continued success.
Please support "BEMANI PRO LEAGUE -SEASON 2-" and the team "Leisureland"!
These are the 8 teams competing in BPL SEASON 2.
We look forward to the success of the first-time champions " APINA VRAMeS" as well as " GiGO" and " TAITO STATION Tradz," who will be joining the competition this year!
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— 【公式】KONAMI BEMANI PRO LEAGUE🎶#BPLS2 (@BemaniProLeague) June 1, 2022