ePremier12 USA Qualifier Process Confirmed; Begins with USA eBASEBALL Power League

Qualifying events in United States will include league play, in-game tournament, and in-person final


CARY, N.C. - The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has announced the ePremier12 USA Qualifier process, which will include two unique events using WBSC eBASEBALL™: POWER PROS to determine who goes to the USA eBaseball™ Finals for a chance to compete in the ePremier12.

The ePremier12 USA Finals, which will take place on October 25 in Raleigh, North Carolina, will see the top two players in the six-player round-robin tournament qualify for the ePremier12 Opening Round. The slots for the finals will be filled in two ways: league play among United States competitors and an online in-game tournament.

In partnership with USA Baseball, part of the qualifiers will include the USA eBaseball™ Power League, where 18 players from the United States will compete in a nine-week regular season and three-week playoffs to determine two of the six spots in the ePremier12 USA Finals.

Players who register and are selected for the league will draft their own teams alongside their competitors and play one three-game series against a scheduled opponent each week. All games in the league will be recorded or streamed on Twitch by individual league members, and the player with the best regular season record and the player who wins the playoffs or is runner-up in the playoffs will move on to compete in the ePremier12 USA Finals.

Registration for the USA eBaseball™ Power League runs from June 4-11 and can be done HERE with the draft to be conducted soon after. The first week of games in the league will begin on June 16, and will wrap up postseason play by August 31.

Along with the league competition, the USA eBaseball™ Cup online tournament in WBSC eBASEBALL™: POWER PROS will take place from September 2-8, with the top four qualifying United States residents advancing to the ePremier12 USA Finals. The ePremier12 USA Finals will be held in person, with the six qualifying players competing for two spots in the ePremier12. The winner will also have the honor of representing the U.S. at the ePremier12 event.

The United States will also host Group A action in the ePremier12 Opening Round, which will take place on October 26-27. This first six-player group will compete in a round-robin tournament, with the top two players punching their ticket the ePremier12 Super Round in Tokyo, Japan.

If you have what it takes to make it to the ePremier12, download the game now on the Nintendo eShop or PlayStation Store, or apply for a coupon code HERE, and forge your path to the world stage!