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2016.01.22プレスリリースCollaboration between HEROZ and FFBG on BackgammonAce!!

Tokyo (HEROZ, inc.) – HEROZ, inc. (“HEROZ”) providing mobile applications with Artificial Intelligence (AI), is proud to announce its collaboration with Fédération Française de Backgammon (FFBG), the largest backgammon organization in France, on the free smartphone app, BackgammonAce. In fact, many players in France are already taking part in BackgammonAce. By collaborating with FFBG, HEROZ will continue to do its utmost to further spread and popularize backgammon in France and throughout the world.
If you want to enjoy match-ups with players in France, check out FFBG and BackgammonAce now!

■Details of Collaboration
1. Become a member of FFBG and receive BackgammonAce in-app chips for free!
-Membership registration: receive 50,000 chips
*Besides BackgammonAce chips, there are many other FFBG Membership benefits such as gaining information of the top players in France and taking part in various events.
For more information on FFBG Membership and registration, please visit the FFBG website (http://ffbg.fr/).
2. The winner of FFBG collaboration event of BackgammonAce Championship World Tour will receive the Membership of FFBG!
The two collaboration events with FFBG in BAC (BackgammmonAce Championship) are:
-HSBT Bordeaux Ace 2016 (scheduled from 29 January to 8 February), now accepting pre- registration on app.
-HSBT Paris Ace 2016 (scheduled from 30 June to 11 July)
(HSBT: Hector Saxe Backgammon Tour, backgammon tournament tour organized by FFBG.)
* Players ranked in the top 10 in each event will receive FFBG Membership for 1 year.
* FFBG Membership is for non-members only. If the winners are already members, next players in rank are eligible to become members.
* The winner of HSBT Bordeaux Ace will allowed (French only) to participate to the live event the “FFBG Masters” that will be held in Megève, France (November 11th – 13th 2016). This competition will designate the best players of the season and will be rewarded with many gifts.
* For detailed information of event rules and how to participate, please check out the in-app rules that will be released during the events.
* Names of events and event periods may change so please check out the most recently updated information on BackgammonAce app and website.

■About FFBG (Fédération Française de Backgammon)
FFBG_Logo

FFBG is the largest backgammon organization in France, established to popularize backgammon throughout the country. It organizes tournaments, holds regular events and cultivates backgammon players. FFBG will continue to manage activities and spread backgammon in France.

-URL: http://ffbg.fr/
-Backgammon Tour FFBG: https://www.facebook.com/lebackgammontour/
-HSBT (Hector Saxe Backgammon Tour) FFBG:
https://www.facebook.com/events/435102670028318/
hsbt tour 2016

■About BackgammonAce World Championship 2016 (BAC World Tour 2016)
An annual online match-up called “BAC World Tour 2016” to select the world champion will start on 1 January, 2016. BAC began in 2015, inviting competitive players from all around the world. Next year, BAC is expected to grow into an even larger event reaching more players worldwide.
Including collaboration with FFBG, BackgammonAce will continue to cooperate and work closely with offline tournaments and competitions around the world.
・BAC World Tour 2016:  https://backgammon.heroz.jp/event/tours/schedule

■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
Please contact us to the above, if you have any inquiries about this release.