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Nov '19 01

Twitter launches Emojis for WBSC #Premier12 global baseball event, teams

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Press release World Baseball Softball Confederation

TOKYO — 1 November 2019 — Celebrating the biggest international baseball event of the year, social media giant Twitter Inc. is launching emoji ‘hashflags’ for the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Premier12®, which opens on Saturday, 2 November, with Group A action in Guadalajara (Mexico) and concludes with the Finals at the Tokyo Dome on the 17th.

For the entire month of November, beginning 1 November at 00:00 Japan Standard Time, fans around on the world will be able to use the tournament’s official hashtags on Twitter to activate the Premier12 logo as well as those of the 12 participating National Teams.

The official hashtag for the global tournament can be activated on Twitter — the Official Social Media Platform of the 2019 WBSC Premier12 — in five languages, including English, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Traditional Chinese:

 Official #Hashtag
 Traditional Chinese

Supporters can cheer on their favourite players and proudly display the logo of each of the National Teams by using the following hashtags in Tweets:

 Dominican Republic
“Samurai Japan”
“Korea Baseball Organization”
“Mexico’s Baseball Team”
 Puerto Rico
“Everybody with Puerto Rico”
 Chinese Taipei
“Believe in Chinese Taipei”
“For your National Team”

The Top 12 nations and territories in the WBSC World Rankings will compete in the major international baseball event, with opening rounds set to be played in Guadalajara, Seoul (Korea) and Taichung (Taiwan). The top two finishers from each group will collide in the Super Round (11-16 November) for a spot in the Finals.

The 2019 WBSC Premier12 will award two qualifying places into the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and $5.2 million USD in prize money.

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