The Rakuten Group and the All Japan University Basketball Federation (JUBF) have decided to hold the annual Sun Chlorella presents World University Basketball Series (WUBS) for top-level university basketball teams.
The first event will be held in Tokyo from August 9th (Tuesday) to 11th (Thursday), sponsored by Sun Chlorella as a title partner. University basketball teams from Indonesia, Taiwan, Japan, and the Philippines will participate in the tournament, and will compete at Yoyogi National Stadium No. 2 Gymnasium.
Providing a place to showcase skills on the international stage
“WUBS” is hosted by JUBF, and will be held in cooperation with “Rakuten Sports,” which globally develops a business that supports athletes in Rakuten.
Rakuten Sports is committed to building partnerships based on shared values with professional sports teams, athletes, branding and rights holders, and aims to empower talented players and basketball communities around the world. and
The competition provides college teams and players with a platform to showcase their skills on the international stage. Rakuten and JUBF aim to bring university basketball together once a year and compete for the championship title, aiming for new heights and uniting the global basketball world.
Six round-robin matches over three days
The first event was held by invitation only, and the University of Peritaharapan (UPH) from Indonesia, National Chengchi University (NCCU) from Taiwan, Tokai University from Japan, and Ateneo de Manila University from the Philippines played against each other.
Six round-robin matches will be played over three days to determine the series champion. Spectator tickets are on sale on the official website.
Communicating the appeal of basketball to fans around the world
The tournament plans to further increase the number of participating teams and hold games from next year onwards.
Rakuten and JUBF will continue to support the next generation of promising athletes, communicate the appeal of basketball to fans around the world, and continue to contribute to the development of the basketball world.