July 6, 2012
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.
Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd. would like to thank everyone who participated in the voting to determine the players who will participate in the Great East Japan Earthquake Charity Relief 2012 J.LEAGUE? Special Match (hereafter, the 2012 J.LEAGUE Special Match).
Extremely widespread participation in the voting led to a total of over 10 million votes. The understanding and support of everyone who participated is greatly appreciated.
As a J.LEAGUE Top Partner, Konami supports the growth of Japanese soccer and has used its expertise in digital content creation to create and manage the 2012 J.LEAGUE Special Match’s voting website for supporters. A special in-game event for the 2012 J.LEAGUE Special Match is scheduled to take place in the "World Soccer Collection"* social media content, which was used as a means for supporters to cast their votes.
Konami will continue to pour its energy and excitement into the 2012 J.LEAGUE Special Match (which will take place on July 21st at Kashima Soccer Stadium) along with fans, players, and all other soccer supporters.
*"J.LEAGUE™ Dream Eleven" has been rebranded and relaunched as "World Soccer Collection."
|Total Votes: 10,345,225|
• 5 votes can be cast from the same device in a single day.
• Votes can be cast over the internet (via PCs, smartphones, or feature phones) or using the "World Soccer Collection." social media content.
|Announcement of Participating Players|
The participating players were announced by the J.LEAGUE on Friday, July 6th.
|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|