By Chinedu Nwosu
A leader in online mobile games, KLab Inc., has announced that its head-to-head football simulation game Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team will hold the worldwide Dream Championship 2020 tournament starting Friday, September 25. Additionally, the official Dream Championship 2020 website (https://www.tsubasa-dreamteam.com/dcs/) is now open.
The Dream Championship is a worldwide Captain Tsubasa: Dream Team tournament that was held for the first time in 2019 to decide the top player in the world.
In the initial preparations for the event the organisers were looking forward to intense matches taking place around the world and interacting with the players, however they had to postpone their original announcement and timing of the tournament due to the current spread of COVID-19.
As a result of careful consideration of what the Dream Championship should be this year, the organisers have decided to carry out every part of the tournament, from the qualifiers to the finals, online.
Dream Championship 2020 Overview
The Online Qualifiers will be held in game from Friday, September 25. After that, the Final Regional Qualifiers will be held online and will consist of 4 groups representing different regions of the world. The Finals will be held online in December 2020, where only players who have passed these qualifications (*) can proceed.
*The top 3 players in the world ranking of the Online Qualifiers, the top 3 players from each of the 4 groups of the Final Regional Qualifiers, and the Dream Championship 2019 winner WillOfD, a total of 16 players, will participate in the Dream Championship Finals held online in December.
Online Qualifiers *Held in-game
・Round 1: From Friday, September 25 until Friday, October 2
・Round 2: From Friday, October 2 until Friday, October 9
Final Regional Qualifiers *Broadcast on YouTube Live
・Europe/Africa/Middle East Block: Saturday, October 24
・American Block: Sunday, November 1
・Asia/Oceania Block: Saturday, November 7
・Japan Block: Saturday, November 14
Dream Championship 2020 Finals *Broadcast on YouTube Live
・Saturday, December 12
The winner will receive an in-game badge, as well as a Dream Championship trophy and an original illustration by Yoichi Takahashi, the creator of the Captain Tsubasa manga.