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2015.09.18プレスリリースPreliminary Round of Japan Open on BackgammonAce! ~Aim for the Champion in Japan!~

Tokyo (HEROZ, inc.) – HEROZ, inc. (“HEROZ”) providing mobile applications with Artificial Intelligence (AI), is excited to announce the preliminary round of the Japan Open hosted by Japan Backgammon League (JBL) to be held on its free application, BackgammonAce, in the event called “Japan Ace2015” starting on 25 September.
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■About Japan Ace2015
・Contents: This is one event of the BackgammonAce Championship(BAC) World Tour.
・Period: 25 September – 5 October, 2015
・Players will compete their Event points during the event period.
・Players who finish high in the rankings will receive BAC points and a special frame!

■Overview of the Preliminary Round of the Japan Open
・Registration and Deadline: on BackgammonAce application by 8:00 (UTC) on 3 October, 2015
・Registration Fee: Free
・Eligible Person: Players who have registered from BackgammonAce application
・Reward: Based on the ranking in Japan Ace2015 among participating players.
Event point 1st Rank: Participation in the Backgammon Japan Championship & JBL Membership
Earned Chips 1st Rank: JBL Membership
Most wins 1st Rank: JBL Membership
Most games 1st Rank: JBL Membership
Most winning rate 1st Rank: JBL Membership

*JBL membership is valid for 1 year from October 2015 to the end of September 2016 and is available for residents in Japan.

■About the Japan Open
nThis is a traditional backgammon championship in Japan. The winner will enjoy the glory as the champion in Japan for a year. The championship consists of the main tournament and the consolation tournament.
URL: http://www.backgammon.gr.jp/festival/index.php?page=event#event0

To take part in the finals of Japan Open after passing the preliminary round, players must be a member of JBL. To register for JBL membership, please check out the website.
JBL URL: http://backgammon.gr.jp/?page_id=63#id3

■Backgammon Festival: 10 October ~ 12 October, 2015
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Backgammon Festival is the biggest backgammon festival in Japan. In addition to the serious match of Backgammon Japan Championship, intermediate and beginner’s match, there will be various side events held by many sponsors. So 3 days will pass by like a flash! Also, there will be ways to enjoy besides playing backgammon such as experience corner for beginners, backgammon assay, backgammon SHOP, job-well-done party and etc. (comment by Mochy)

URL: http://www.backgammon.gr.jp/festival/index.php?page=greetings

■About Backgammon
Backgammon is one of the oldest board games in the world expected to have over 300million players worldwide. It is gradually becoming popular in Japan nowadays as an intellectual, cool, and exciting game. Mochy and 2 other Japanese players have won the world championship up-to-date.

■ About BackgammonAce
app_icon_backgammonaceBackgammonAce is a backgammon app that provides comfortable, speedy and free online match-ups with the use of world-class AI. With fantastic graphics and clean user interface, it allows players to play with anyone anywhere around the world. It is ranked No.1 among board games in UK and Germany and is popular in 150 and more countries.

 -App Name             : BackgammonAce
-Price                       : free(optional item charging)
-Compatibility        : iOS 5.0 or after (iPhone or iPad),Android 2.3 or after
-Apple AppStore: https://itunes.apple.com/app/backgammonace/id687202428
-Google Play           : https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.heroz.backgammon
-Official web           : http://pr.heroz.jp/backgammon/
-Catch-phrase         : Never give up as long as there’s even a 1% chance to win.

*”HEROZ” and the HEROZ logo are registered trademarks of HEROZ, inc.
*All other company, product, and service names mentioned are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies.

【About HEROZ, inc】
HEROZ is a company providing mobile apps using Artificial Intelligence (AI), which aims at offering services in the world with the concept “Surprising in mind”. It is one of the biggest service providers in Japan today, and will keep on offering services and collaboration activities actively to create a paradigm shift with the key word, AI x mobile.

【Contact Information】

HEROZ, inc. public relations
Web: http://heroz.co.jp/
Email:press@heroz.co.jp
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