Tokyo (HEROZ, inc.) – HEROZ, inc. (“HEROZ”) providing mobile applications with Artificial Intelligence (AI), is proud to announce the live webcast of match-up among world’s top backgammon players! Mr. Masayuki Mochizuki (Mochy) who is currently No.1 player in the world and also the global ambassador of HEROZ, will play against the world’s top players at the venue of the 40th Backgammon World Championship in Monaco, Monte Carlo, starting in August.
The 40th Backgammon World Championship, held in Monaco once a year, is the most challenging and prestigious backgammon tournament among top players in the world.
HEROZ will continue to do its utmost to spread and popularize backgammon around the world.
■About World Championship on BackgammonAce
・Content: World champions will use the “play with friends” function on BackgammonAce to play against each other online at the venue of the 40th World Backgammon Championship in Monaco, Monte Carlo. HEROZ will provide a live webcast of the matchups with a huge screen and a running commentary at the venue.
Live webcast: planned on Twitch (http://www.twitch.tv/bgmochy)
– Masayuki Mochizuki (Mochy): professional backgammon player and the global ambassador of HEROZ, World Backgammon Champion in 2009, currently ranked first in Giants of Backgammon
– Matvey Natanzon (Falafel): professional backgammon player ranked first in 2012-2013 Giants of Backgammon, currently ranked third in the world
– Other world’s top players expected to join
・Date: 11:30AM ? 12:30 PM (local time) on 5 August, 2015 during the 40th World Backgammon Championship
■40th Backgammon World Championship
This is a world championship of backgammon held once a year between 4 and 9 August.
3 Japanese backgammon players have been champions in the previous tournaments: Masayuki Mochizuki in 2009, Takumitsu Suzuki in 2011 and Akiko Yazawa in 2014.
In addition to starting the “play with friends” function, HEROZ will collaborate with the 40th Backgammon World Championship to pump up the tournament by holding “Monte Carlo Ace2015” event on BackgammonAce starting on 31 July!
■Monte Carlo Ace 2015
Monte Carlo Ace 2015 will be held between 31 July and 10 August as an event of BackgammonAce Championship World Tour (BAC) held throughout the year on BackgammonAce.
Players who finish in the top 10 of the 40th World Backgammon Championship will receive special BAC points.
Backgammon is one of the oldest board games in the world thought to have over 300million players worldwide. It is gradually becoming popular in Japan nowadays as an intellectual, cool, and exciting game. To date, Mochy and 2 other Japanese players have won the backgammon world championship.
■ About BackgammonAce
BackgammonAce 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 over 150 countries.
-App Name ： BackgammonAce
-Price ： free（optional item charging）
-Compatibility ： iOS 5.0 or after (iPhone or iPad), Android 2.3 or later
-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.
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【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.
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