June 11, 2012
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. is working with the Japan Professional Football League™ (hereafter J.LEAGUE ) to create and manage the website that fans can vote for the players who will participate in the Great East Japan Earthquake Charity Relief 2012 J.LEAGUE™ Special Match (hereafter, the J.LEAGUE Special Match).
The J.LEAGUE Special Match will be run by the Japan Football Association and the J.LEAGUE.The goal of the match is to use soccer to help Japan recover from the Great East Japan Earthquake. The match will see the J.LEAGUE TEAM AS ONE face off against the J.LEAGUE Senbatsu. The J.LEAGUE TEAM AS ONE team will be comprised of players from the Vegalta Sendai and Kashima Antlers teams, players from the Tohoku area, and foreign guest players. The members of the J.LEAGUE Senbatsu will be chosen from the remaining J1 teams by fan votes and a selection committee.
As a J.LEAGUE Top Partner, Konami has been supporting the growth of Japanese soccer since 1999. This time, Konami will draw on its vast experience in digital content creation to help support this event.
Voting will take place from Monday, June 11th to Friday, June 29th. Votes can be cast from PCs, smartphones, or feature phones. Votes can also be cast from the KONAMI Social media content, "J.LEAGUE™ Dream Eleven,"* and a special in-game event is scheduled to take place in conjunction with the J.LEAGUE Special Match.
Konami will continue to support the further growth and development of soccer with the J.LEAGUE Special Match, and will also be pouring its energy and excitement into the match along with fans, players, and all soccer supporters across the board.
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|Voting website, accessible via PC||You can also vote via "J.LEAGUE™ Dream Eleven"|
* Images are works-in-progress.
|Overview of the Great East Japan Earthquake Charity Relief 2012 J.LEAGUE Special Match|
|Date and Time||Saturday, July 21st, 2012 (kick-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.)|
|Location||Kashima Soccer Stadium (Kashima City, Ibaraki Prefecture)|
|Sponsors||Japan Football Association (JFA), Japan Professional Football League (J.LEAGUE )
|Co-Sponsors||Japan Pro-Footballers Association (JPFA), J.LEAGUE Players OB Party|
|Teams||J.LEAGUE TEAM AS ONE vs J.LEAGUE Senbatsu|
|1. Voting Period|
|Monday, June 11th, 2012 (6:00 p.m.) to Friday, June 29th, 2012 (2:00 p.m.)|
|2. How to Vote|
1) Internet (via PC, smartphone or mobile phone)
Great East Japan Earthquake Support 2012 J.League Special Match Supporters Voting Site2) Social media content "J.League Dream Eleven" (GREE application)
Prior GREE registration is required for voting via "J.League Dream Eleven."
*GREE is a Social Networking Service (SNS) operated by GREE, Inc.
|3. Voting Guidelines|
- Only players registered in J.League Division 1 during the above period can be voted for.
- Up to 11 players can be voted for in a single vote.
A vote of 11 players must include 1 goalkeeper and 10 field players.
There are no restrictions on formations or numbers of overseas players.
|4. How Players Will Be Chosen|
Players who received the most votes (1 goalkeeper, plus 3 defenders, 3 midfielders and 3 forwards) will join the 1 player who received the most votes overall among the defender/midfielder/forward positions to form a team of 11 "Supporter’s Choice Players." These will be sorted into the 2 teams below. Other players will be chosen as "J.League Recommended Players" by a J.League Special Match player selection committee, using the supporter voting results as a reference.
|Team Name||J.League Team As One||J.League Selection|
|Team Setup||Vegalta Sendai, Kashima Antlers,
Players born in East Japan, overseas guest players
|Players from the 16 teams of J1 Division (excluding Sendai and Kashima)|
|Selection conditions||・No restrictions on players from the same club
・Invitation of players from overseas leagues planned (details TBD)
|・Maximum 3 players from the same club
If 4 or more players from the same club appear in the "Supporter’s Choice Players," the following methods will be used to select players to promote from other clubs.
1) Highest 3 players in voting ranks (by position) will be selected.
2) If the voting ranks are the same, players with the most actual votes will be selected.
|・At least one player will appear from each J1 club
・No restrictions on number of overseas players
・Players representing Japan in the 30th Olympic Games (2012, London) are not eligible for selection
|5. Vote Count Announcements|
- As a rule, the current vote totals will be revealed once a week on the J.LEAGUE official site.
- The most recent voting ranks are expected to be updated and revealed daily on the dedicated fan voting site.
- The list of participating players is scheduled to be announced in early July.
|6. For Questions about Fan Voting|
|Contact the Japan Professional Football League (phone operator) at 03-3830-2006.|