2021.03.09press release

Blue United eFC’s, AGU receives an international call-up, to represent the Japan Football Association

New York | Tokyo – Blue United eFC, in conjunction with Japan Football Association, announced today that Agu (Sho Nakashima) would join the Japan eNational Team for the second time by qualifying as one of the top 3 players for Eastern Asia Play Station 4 for “FIFA21 Global Series Official Ranking.”

With this call-up, Agu joins a very selected group of Japanese talent that has represented the Japan Football Association through history, such as Shinji Kagawa, Takumi Minamino, and Maya Yoshida.

“I am very proud of being selected as the Japan eNational Team player.” said Agu from Blue United eFC.  “It has been two years in a row since the first Japan eNational Team last year and I am very excited to play for achieving our goal to win the FIFAe Nations Cup 2021.”

“We are so proud of Agu’s recent call-up to Japan and glad that his country sees the same special qualities in him that Blue United Corporation and our fans see,” said Takehiko Nakamura, President, and CEO. “The opportunity to join the top players in the world for this competition will be a tremendous experience for him to continue his growth as a player, and we are so excited for him to be able to measure himself among world’s elite. Agu is very well-deserving, and we believe in him and his potential as he embraces this next opportunity,” added Takehiko.

Agu had a groundbreaking season in the 2021 FIFAe Club World Cup, winning the tournament after becoming the Champion of Asia. He established himself as one of the world’s top players and has been the backbone to have Blue United eFC rank #5 in the most recent “FIFAe Club Ranking.”

He will be competing in the upcoming “FIFAe Nations Online Qualifiers” to qualify for the “FIFAe Nations Cup 2021.”  Schedule to be announced; however his official training match, “Japan eNational Team Training Match,” will be streamed on JFA Official YouTube Channel on March 10th.
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About Blue United eFC
Name                  Blue United eFC(BLU eFC)
Established        November 15th, 2018
Owner                 Blue United Corporation
Vision                  Contribute to Japanese e-sports business development and globalization to make it one of the top industries in the world
Player                  Tsakt (Shota Sato) / Agu (Sho Nakashima)
・Agu (Sho Nakashima)

PS4 FIFA 19 JAPAN Tournament Best 16

FUT Champions Cup Stage I APEC qualifier advanced to the Knockout stage
FUT Champions Cup Stage III APEC qualifier Grand Finalist
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FIFA 20 (PS4) Global Series Tournament Japan Best8
FIFA e Club World Cup 2020
FUT Champions Cup Stage V APEC qualifier PS4 Champion
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FIFAe Club World Cup 2021 Zone 2 (East Asia) online qualifiers Winner
FIFAe Club World Cup 2021 Zone 2 (East Asia) Winner / Asian Champion
JFA eNational team player
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