2021.09.14press release

Blue United Corporation announces the launch of the e-Pacific Rim Cup for the first time in History, in partnership with Ween Games

Blue United Corporation today announced the launch of the e-Pacific Rim Cup (e-PRC), Pacific Rim Cup’s esports tournament, for the first time in history.

The Pacific Rim Cup is a successful international soccer competition where professional soccer clubs from Japan, North America, and others from the region get together annually at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii, the center of the Pacific Rim region. Since the event cannot take place with fans in the stands due to Covid19 restrictions, the tournament will be available as an esports tournament in 2021.

Fans located in North America will participate in FIFA21, Clash Royale, League of Legends, and Valorant tournaments divided into a Qualifying Round and a Finals.

The winner of every tournament will be crowned as the e-PRC 2021 Champion of each game, in the same way, Consadole Sapporo and V-Varen Nagasaki were crowned as Champions of PRC in 2018 and2019, respectively.

Moreover, if participants acquire a CryptoBlue (Blue United eFC’s NFTs), they will have access to the following premium experiences:
・To be showcased as a SUPER PLAYER on the tournament’s social media account
・Early access registration (from 9/13 to 10/4)

If CryptoBlue owner wins the tournament:
・Press conference and interview with the Winner
・Press release about the Winner
・NFT trophy as a Winner of the Championship (first e-PRC trophy)

There are only 265 slots available for each tournament, and you can register at the link below before it sells out!

Register here: https://www.ween.games/en/e-pacific-rim-cup

Comments from Takehiko Nakamura (Blue United Corporation President & CEO)
We launched the Pacific Rim Cup to inaugurate something that would unite the fans and families and celebrate sports together.  With the pandemic, we were held back to continue to shape something special.  However, as the world has been changing, we thought we should evolve and not let the pandemic stop PRC.  eSports is something Blue United has been building as a new form of sports for the past few years, and the ability to connect the world has been remarkable.  We hope that e-PRC is an innovative way to show our commitment and to keep us all united.

Comments from Javier Sanz Ortiz (Blue United Corporation, VP Business and Legal Affairs)
One of the hardest things of this pandemic has been to not be able to bring professional soccer to Hawaii in 2020 and 2021. Hawaii is home for us, and we want to continue building a special event for the community there. Something that can benefit the State, its families, and its businesses. The e-PRC is one more proof that we are committed with the State of Hawaii and with building a long-term partnership with the region focused on innovation and on bringing professional sports and esports to Paradise.

About Pacific Rim Cup
Pacific Rim Cup 2018 brought professional soccer back to Honolulu for the first time in six years. The inaugural tournament consisted of two double-headers at Aloha Stadium featuring Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Columbus Crew SC from MLS, Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo from the J.League and Iwaki FC from TOHOKU Member of Society Soccer League, with Hokkaido Consadole Sapporo taking home the PRC championship title.

In 2019, Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Iwaki FC returned and were joined by MLS side Real Salt Lake and V-Varen Nagasaki from J.League, with matches set for Feb. 8 and 10 again at Aloha Stadium. The tournament kicked off on Feb. 8 with Real Salt Lake winning 2-1 against Iwaki FC, followed by V-Varen Nagasaki winning 3-1 against Vancouver Whitecaps FC. Third place match on Feb. 10 featured Iwaki FC edging Vancouver Whitecaps FC 1-0 before the night ended with the championship game. In the final V-Varen Nagasaki took home the championship title at the second annual Pacific Rim Cup 2019 with a 3-1 victory over Real Salt Lake.

Pacific Rim Cup is focused on giving back to Hawaii and its community. In 2018, the tournament generated an economic impact of $1.5 million for the state, along with more than $2 million in 2019 through creation of jobs, revenue generated by local businesses, investment made in facilities, donation of equipment and fundraising to help local organizations. Moreover, Pacific Rim Cup uses soccer to impact the lives of local keiki to help improve overall self-esteem and lifestyle through its popular soccer clinic.

This is not only a soccer tournament but a week-long event full of activities such as a free soccer clinic where 300 kids participate and fills up in 20 minutes, U23 Hawaii All Star Game, VIP Party where more than 150 people gather, and a lot more. The event generates a local economic impact of $2M and we are proud to continue to build this property.

More information about PRC: https://pacificrimcup.com

About Ween Games 
Ween is a project focused on creating new business opportunities and technological solutions for brands as well as legendary experiences for users in the esports ecosystem. 
Ween is a technological esports engine where users can play their favorite games and win great prizes in all the competitions. The company aims to create iconic moments and esports experiences for gamers to feel like true esports professionals and also involve brands by generating their own territory in the ecosystem. 
Ween operates globally for any brand across the world interested in connecting with this high-speed growing community of gamers. A highly skilled human team and many years of experience among gamers provide efficient and successful solutions for their partners and customers.

For more information or to explore working with Ween, please visit: https://www.ween.games

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