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

31/10/2019

TOKYO -- 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:

Language Official #Hashtag
English/Spanish/Universal#Premier12
Japanese #プレミア12
Korean#프리미어12
Traditional Chinese#世界12強

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: 

Team HashtagDescription 
Australia #AUSp12 
Canada#CANp12 
Cuba#CUBp12 
Dominican Republic#DOMp12 
Japan#侍ジャパン“Samurai Japan”
Korea#KBO“Korea Baseball Organization”
Mexico#NovenaMéxico“Mexico’s Baseball Team”
Netherlands#TeamKingdomNL 
Puerto Rico#TodosConPR“Everybody with Puerto Rico”
Chinese Taipei#相信中華“Believe in Chinese Taipei”
USA#ForGlory 
Venezuela #PorTuSelección“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.