Press release World Baseball Softball Confederation
LAUSANNE, Switzerland — 29 October 2019 — With only four days until the world’s best compete in the Global Baseball Battle, the World Baseball Softball Confederation unveiled the official TV opening for the 2019 WBSC Premier12®.
Set to ‘Heroic Charge’, a dynamic piece by Australian composer Bryce Jacobs, the opening titles will be featured in all 32 Premier12 games and reach millions of viewers worldwide.
The inaugural WBSC Premier12 in 2015 generated $131 million USD in brand exposure, with a potential global broadcast reach of 253.7 million households.
The 2019 broadcast opener incorporates the Premier12 trophy, logos of the top 12 ranked baseball nations in the world, as well as iconic 2015 Premier12 moments, projected onto this year’s venues, including Taichung Intercontinental Baseball Stadium, Estadio de Béisbol Charros de Jalisco, Gocheok Sky Dome and the Tokyo Dome.
The opening sequence was directed by the WBSC Media and Marketing Departments, and produced by WORKS Ltd, the Leeds-based branding experts who have rolled out the look for some of sport’s biggest global events, including the FIFA World Cup.
The most important international baseball competition in recent history, the flagship WBSC Premier12 will award two tickets to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, in addition to $5.2 million USD in prize money.
Seoul (KOR), Taichung (TPE) and Guadalajara (MEX), will host opening round matches, with Super Round and medal games taking place in Chiba and Tokyo (JPN).
The Netherlands and USA will officially open the 2019 WBSC Premier12 on 2 November in Guadalajara.