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WBSC appoints Konami to develop baseball video game, esports competition

(Photo by World Baseball Softball Confederation)

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has appointed Japanese entertainment conglomerate Konami to create a new baseball video game and develop an international baseball esports competition.

The WBSC and Konami previously co-operated ahead of the inaugural edition of the Olympic Virtual Series (OVS), the esports series staged by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), last year. Baseball, one of five sports to be included in the series, was represented through Konami’s eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020 video game.

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