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"Professional Baseball "Virtual" Opening Game 2022" held! Professional league players and professional baseball alumni team up to challenge!

プロリーグプレイヤーとプロ野球OBがタッグを組んで挑戦!「プロ野球 “バーチャル”開幕戦 2022」開催!

After the off-season, the professional baseball season will finally begin on March 25 (Friday).
And on April 21, 2022 (Thursday), " eBASEBALL Powerful Pro Baseball 2022 " will be released, so baseball fans and Power Pro fans must be eagerly awaiting this spring.
The Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) and Konami Digital Entertainment (KONAMI), in cooperation with Bunka Hoso and Nippon Hoso, will hold the "Pro Baseball "Virtual" Opening Game 2022 " on March 10, 2022. (KONAMI) announced on March 10, 2022 (Thursday) that it will hold the "Pro Baseball 'Virtual' Opening Game 2022" in cooperation with Bunka Hoso and Nippon Hoso!
In addition to this announcement, a promotion movie of "eBASEBALL Powerful Pro Baseball 2022," scheduled for release on April 21 (Thursday), was also released today!

What is the "Virtual" Opening Game of Professional Baseball?

プロ野球 “バーチャル”開幕戦
Professional Baseball "Virtual" Opening Game
プロ野球 “バーチャル”開幕戦公式サイト

The "Pro Baseball "Virtual" Opening Game " was held to give players the opportunity to enjoy professional baseball games from the comfort of their own homes after the opening game of the 2020 season was postponed due to the new coronavirus.
This is the second time the event has been held, and we have decided to hold the event together with the NPB and the 12 professional baseball teams in order to further boost the excitement for the opening of the professional baseball season on March 25 (Friday)!
The tournament will be played on the actual opening day of the professional baseball season!
The "JIKKYOU PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU" series will be used in this tournament, and the "Pro Baseball" virtual "Opening Game" will be played using the pre-release "eBASEBALL PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU 2022&quot You can enjoy the game and the actual play of the game before its release!

Promotional movie!


Along with the announcement of the "Pro Baseball "Virtual" Opening Game 2022," a 9-minute promotional movie of " eBASEBALL Powerful Pro Baseball 2022," which will be released on April 21 (Thursday), was also released today. The promotional movie released today also features the game "eBASEBALL PAWAFURU PUROYAKYU 2022.
The promotional movie explains the game and the newly added elements!

New players and new foreign players may appear in the "virtual" opening game!


As the latest title in the series, it is said to be one of the largest volumes in the series' history, and we are looking forward to its release!

Contestant Introduction

In this tournament, one player from each of the "eBASEBALL Pro League" 2020 seasons, a professional baseball e-sports league that used the "Powerful Pro Baseball" series as a competition title, will team up to compete against each other!

Participating Players

The four players will be Uki Arai (@eBASEBALLmikan), Yasuhiro Okawa (@bowkawa ), Sota Kagaya (@kbckchan), and Shoma Mori (@hanshinjsusk)!

Professional Baseball OB

Also, four professional baseball alumni, Koichi Isobe, Takahiro Saeki, Hitoshi Tamura, and Masanori Hayashi will participate!



Hisatsugu Shimizu

Hisatsugu Shimizu, a freelance announcer, will be the MC.

Live Commentary

Yuhei Doi

Yuhei Doi, announcer of Bunka Hoso (Nippon Broadcasting System, Inc.) will provide the play-by-play commentary.

Mr. Mitsunori Sanyama

Nippon Broadcasting System announcer Mitsunori Smokoyama will also be on hand.
The three opening games of the Pacific League on Sunday, March 20 will be broadcast by Yuhei Doi, and the three opening games of the Central League on Monday, March 21 will be broadcast by Mitsunori Sanyama, both with play-by-play commentary!

March 20, 2022 (Sunday)!

" Pro Baseball Virtual "Opening Game 2022 " will be streamed on Sunday, March 20, 2022 at 17:00!
This distribution will be available on NPB eSports Official Channel,Pawapuro/Prospi Official Channel, Bunka Hoso Lions Nightly, andNippon Hoso Show Up Nightly!
A&G+ " will broadcast a digest of the three opening games of the Pacific League on Friday, March 25 from 16:00 to 17:00.
Watch the "Pro Baseball "Virtual" Opening Game 2022" and get excited about the games with the players!
For more information about "Pro Baseball "Virtual" Opening Game 2022", please check the special site!


Sunday, March 20, 2022, 17:00~.

Matchup Card (Pacific League) Tag Team (Pro League Players and Pro Baseball OBs)
Rakuten vs Lotte Rakuten: Sota Kagaya & Koichi Isobe
Lotte: Shoma Mori & Masanori Hayashi
Seibu vs Orix Seibu: Yasuhiro Okawa & Takahiro Saeki
Orix: Uki Arai & Koichi Isobe
Softbank vs Nippon Ham SoftBank: Sota Kagaya & Hitoshi Tamura
Nippon-Ham: Yasuhiro Okawa & Masanori Hayashi

Monday, March 21, 2022 17:00~ (National Holiday)

Match-up Card (Pacific League) Tag Team(Pro League Player/Pro Baseball OB)
Giants vs Chunichi Giants: Sota Kagaya & Masanori Hayashi
Chunichi: Uki Arai & Hitoshi Tamura
DeNA vs Hiroshima DeNA: Uki Arai & Takahiro Saeki
Hiroshima : Shoma Mori & Koichi Isobe
Hanshin vs Yakult Hanshin: Shoma Mori & Takahiro Saeki
Yakult: Yasuhiro Okawa & Hitoshi Tamura

Professional Baseball Opening Day Card

Matchup Card Baseball stadium Start time
Giants vs Chunichi Tokyo Dome 3/25 (Fri.) 18:15 -
DeNA vs Hiroshima Yokohama Stadium 3/25(Fri.) 18:30 -
Hanshin vs Yakult Kyocera D, Osaka 3/25(Fri.) 18:15 -
Rakuten vs Lotte Rakuten Seimei Park 3/25(Fri.) 16:00 -
Seibu vs Orix Belluna Dome 3/25 (Fri.) 18:00 -
Softbank vs Nippon Ham PayPay Dome 3/25(Fri.) 18:30 -


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