LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 05/19/16 -- Digital sports media company, Sports Perfecta, is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 2016 U.S. Sumo Wrestling Open. The annual tournament is the largest in the world for sumo wrestling outside of Japan.
"We're obviously thrilled to be co-sponsoring the U.S. Sumo Open this year," said Hiro Watanabe, CEO of Sports Perfecta. "The tournament is one of the biggest in the world, and features some of the best wrestlers in the sport. Last year's tournament was a big success, to be part of that this year is an honor."
The 2016 U.S. Sumo Open will be held at California State University, Long Beach on Saturday, May 21, 2016. Preliminary competitions are from 10:00am to Noon PT, and the main event is from 1:00pm to 3:00pm PT.
This year's tournament highlights include:
- 60 competitors from 10+ countries from North America, South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia.
- Half of the competitors having World Champion or National Champion titles.
- Head-to-head rivalries.
- Over 150 matches, with the top 60 matches take place during the Main Event.
- Last year's "Big 3" -- heavyweight and openweight winners returning to defend their respective titles.
"As fans of the sport, Sports Perfecta is committed to helping sumo wrestling grow in both the United States and abroad," said Watanabe. "In addition to our sponsorship of the U.S. Sumo Open, fans of the sumo -- both long-time and newly converted -- are able to become more personally invested in the sport by participating in our unique Daily Fantasy Sumo Platform. It's engaging, and allows fans to participate in the sport like never before."
Sports Perfecta launched Daily Fantasy Sumo, the first-ever daily fantasy game for sumo wrestling, in March 2016. Daily Fantasy Sumo is currently available at www.FanXT.com, and will soon be available as an iOS and Android smartphone app.
To learn more about Sports Perfecta, visit www.SportsPerfecta.com.
ABOUT SPORTS PERFECTA
Sports Perfecta (SPI) is the U.S. subsidiary of Grand Perfecta Inc. (GPI), a successful horse racing and data analytics company in Japan. Through its B2B and B2C platforms FanXT and Fantasy4All, SPI offers fantasy sports and digital media platforms for sport leagues around the world. SPI covers the global sporting landscape by offering fantasy games for popular American leagues like the NFL, NBA, and MLB. SPI also works with soccer leagues including: English Premier League (EPL), Finland Veikkausliiga League, Hong Kong Premier League, Singapore S. League, Indian I-League, Philippines United Football League (UFL), Malaysia Super League (MSL), and FIFA World Cup. In addition, SPI hosts fantasy contests based on FIA Formula 1, MotoGP, Grand Sumo tournament in Japan and horse racing (Jockey) in the USA.
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