Crunchyroll, the LA Galaxy, and ‘Saturdays Football’ have announced a free BLUELOCK anime themed co-ed soccer tournament on Saturday, March 25 at 11:00 am PDT.
The BLUELOCK soccer tournament will take place at Dignity Health Sports Park and in true spirit to the anime, be 3 vs 3. Dignity Health Sports Park is located at 18400 Avalon Blvd, Suite 200 Carson, CA 90746.
You can get a free ticket to participate or watch at Eventbrite.
You must be 18+ to participate but anyone can attend and watch the games. Those arriving solo will be able to team up with other solo players on the spot.
Rules for the BLUELOCK tournament are available below:
“The tournament will follow “King of the Court” rules. There will be ten 3v3 games playing simultaneously. Each game will be played for 4-minute intervals with 1-minute breaks on all fields for 90 minutes.
The winning team of each game will advance to the next field until they reach one of the two top fields. Losers will move down to the bottom fields and work their way back up.
The two teams that win at the top fields by the end of the 90 minutes will play against each other in the final match for the grand prize!
The losing teams from the top fields will play for 3rd and 4th place.”
BLUELOCK LA Tournament Grand Prize:
“The winning team will receive a BLUELOCK prize pack that will include various exclusive swag and a custom BLUELOCK x Saturdays Football jersey that will only be available for winners of the tournament.
All participants will receive a Crunchyroll free trial code to watch BLUELOCK on the anime streaming service.”
There will also be a followup BLUELOCK tournament in Dallas, Texas at a later date (TBA). Officially the tournaments are hosted by a trifecta: Crunchyroll, LA Galaxy, and Saturdays Football.
The BLUELOCK anime series will see its season 1 finale air on Crunchyroll this weekend.
“Based on the award-winning manga of the same name, written by Muneyuki Kaneshiro and illustrated by Yusuke Nomura, and serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Shonen Magazine with over 20 million copies in circulation.
The story follows the dreams of 300 high school students who aim to become an absolute ace striker in order to join Japan’s Men’s National Team to help win the next World Cup tournament.
However, if they are eliminated from the BLUELOCK training program they will never be able to play for the national team and their career is finished.
Only one whose ego and skill triumphs over all will emerge on top.”
BLUELOCK anime series official synopsis:
“Japan’s desire for World Cup glory leads the Japanese Football Association to launch a new rigorous training program to find the national team’s next striker.
Three hundred high school players are pitted against each other for the position, but only one will come out on top.
Who among them will be the striker to usher in a new era of Japanese soccer?”
About The LA Galaxy Soccer Club
“The LA Galaxy are Major League Soccer’s most successful club. Based in Carson, California.
At Dignity Health Sports Park, the Galaxy have won the MLS Cup a record five times (2002, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2014), the MLS Supporters’ Shield four times (1998, 2002, 2010, 2011) and the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup twice (2001, 2005), and one Concacaf Champions Cup (2000) since their inception in 1996.
Led by LA Galaxy Head Coach Greg Vanney and President Chris Klein, the Galaxy are the premier club in MLS.
Their stars have included Landon Donovan, David Beckham, Robbie Keane, Steven Gerrard, Giovani dos Santos, Zlatan Ibrahimović, Javier Hernandez and Cobi Jones representing LA over the team’s 27 years in MLS.”
About Saturdays Football
“Saturdays Football has been a haven and resource for a clandestine group of artisan footballers through the ideation and execution of creative ventures examining the intersection of fashion, football, counterculture, community, and the arts.
The brand believes in free access to football through “Free to Play” initiatives they have developed throughout the United States.”
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