“BackgammonAce Championship World Tour”, the world backgammon online match, to be held on BackgammonAce!


Tokyo (HEROZ, inc.) – HEROZ, inc. (“HEROZ”) providing mobile applications with Artificial Intelligence (AI), will hold “BackgammonAce Championship (BAC) World Tour”, the world backgammon online match event on the free smartphone app “BackgammonAce” from May 1, 2015.
Many strong players will take part in it including Masayuki Mochizuki(“Mochy”), the Global Ambassador of HEROZ, who is the professional backgammon player ranked 1st in the world. It will be linked with offline backgammon events held around the world.
Moreover, HEROZ will look for sponsors of this world event.
HEROZ is trying to make BackgammonAce Championship World Tour be the biggest backgammon online match event in the world and promoting backgammon more around the world.
BAC top.png【BackgammonAce Championship (BAC) World Tour】
BAC World Tour is the world tour in which the world backgammon online match champion is selected through a whole year.
Players take part in events held on BackgammonAce at any time, and get BAC points by getting ranked high. Ranking is based on the total point a player possesses at the end of 31 December every year.
It’s free and easy to download BackgammonAce app and play it. Go for the world champion!

■Holding events linked with offline championships
Events are held once or twice a month at the same term with offline backgammon championships, in which mutual lead and other promotions are practiced.
In addition, the players ranked in the highest 10 at the offline championships Mochy takes part in are presented with BAC points to connect offline events and online ones and promote backgammon players around the world to join.

■Event rewards
We will give the honorable backgammon online match champion title and specifically designed backgammon boards for this event which are equal to 5,000 USD to the world champion.
※The most famous makers for backgammon board,
Geoffrey Parker (http://www.geoffreyparker.com/) and Erhan 869bg (http://www.869bg-backgammon-boards.co.uk/) will support us.
We will give also other players ranked high app points which are allowed to use in BackgammonAce, specifically designed backgammon items, and membership of Japan Backgammon League(JBL), US Backgammon Federation(USBGF), UK Backgammon Federation(UKBGF), and so on.
*Special Thanks to Geoffrey Parker
Geoffrey Parker is a traditional company and continue to hand manufacture superb games. They decided to join BAC as a prize sponsor and give away a very special and unique board etc.
Please visit our sponsors HP: http://www.geoffreyparker.com/
Thank you Geoffrey Parker for supporting BackgammonAce Championship!
* Special Thanks to Erhan 869bg backgammon boards
Erhan 869bg Backgammon Boards are handmade in Turkey by Erhan Doğrusöz. Carry bags and other accessories are crafted by his wife Özlem.
They are both passionate and dedicated to producing beautiful backgammon boards that not only look incredible, but just as importantly deliver a first class playing experience.
Please visit our sponsors HP: http://www.869bg-backgammon-boards.co.uk/index.html
Thank you Erhan 869bg for supporting BackgammonAce Championship!

In 2015, the event will start in May. (From 2016, each event will start in January.)
The first is “SOCHI Ace -featuring INTERNATIONAL BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT SOCHI CUP-“which will be held on May 1st.
SOCHI Ace will be collaborated with INTERNATIONAL BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT SOCHI CUP (http://sochi-bg.com/ ) which will be held from May 6th in Sochi, Russia. Mochy will also take part in SOCHI CUP and promote BAC. The players ranked the highest 10 at SOCHI CUP will be presented with special BAC points.
After SOCHI Ace, we will keep on holding BAC events linked with offline championships held around the world.
-May 29th, 2015~ LOS ANGELES Ace -featuring LOS ANGELES OPEN-
-June 30th, 2015~ MICHIGAN Ace -featuring 40th MICHIGAN SUMMER
Backgammon Championships-
-July 31th, 2015~ Monte Carlo Ace -featuring 5th Monte Carlo Open & 40th World Championship, Monaco-
-August 31th, 2015~ Coventry Ace -featuring The UK Backgammon Open 2015-
※Please check the app or website about each detail. Event name, Schedule, so on might change.

■Sponsors offering: aiming at promoting “brain sports” all over the world
BackgammonAce is looking for sponsors to support this event.
We are trying to make it possible for people around the world to lead their more enjoyable and energetic lives, enjoying games and enriching “brain”, “battle sense”, and “culture understanding” by promoting “backgammon” which is said to be one of the oldest intelligent games and have 300 million players.
Therefore, we want people around the world take part in BackgammonAce Championship and sponsors cooperating on world promotion and providing event rewards so that we can make it the biggest backgammon online event in the world.
We want to make new partnerships with sponsors to prevail brain sports culture together.
Please contact us from backgammonace@heroz.co.jp

■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.
BackgammonAce_Icon.png■BAbout BackgammonAce
ackgammonAce 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 has developed over 200 apps provided to 25 million and more users. It is one of the biggest service providers in Japan today, and will keep on offering services and collaboration activities actively with the key word, AI x mobile.
【Contact Information】
HEROZ, inc. public relations
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