WBSC Premier12 Press conferences will be live-streamed at youtube.com/wbsc for media and audiences worldwide. 


The game schedule, official promotional video and trophy for the major international baseball tournament and Tokyo 2020 Olympic Qualifier, II WBSC Premier12® 2019, will be unveiled to members of the media at press conferences on 12 April in Taichung, Chinese Taipei, and 15 April in Seoul, Korea.

In addition, the Korea Baseball Organization (KBO), the nation’s premier professional sports league and host of Group C of the Premier12, will reveal the Ambassador of the Seoul opening round, which will be played at the Gocheok Sky Dome.

Held every four years, the Premier12 will be staged from 2-17 November and feature baseball’s Top 12 Men’s National Teams in the WBSC World Rankings.

Opening Rounds of this flagship global tournament will be staged in Guadalajara, Mexico; Taichung, Chinese Taipei; and Seoul, Korea. Two teams from each group will advance to Japan to compete in the Super Round, with the Final to be played at the Tokyo Dome.

WHEN: Friday, 12 April at 3:00 p.m. Taipei Standard Time

WHAT:  Group A and B schedules revealed; Trophy, Promo Video Presentations

WHERE:  Taichung City Government (1F/Ground Floor), No. 99, Section 3, Taiwan Boulevard, Xitun District, Taichung City, Chinese Taipei, 40701 (Map)


  • Riccardo Fraccari, WBSC President
  • Jeffrey Koo Jr., Chinese Taipei Baseball Association (CTBA) President
  • Shiow-yen Lu, Mayor of Taichung

WHEN: Monday, 15 April at 2:00 p.m. Korean Standard Time

WHAT: Group C schedule, Ambassador revealed; Trophy, Promo Video Presentations

WHERE:  The Westin Chosun Seoul – Orchid Room (2nd floor), 106 Sogong-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, Korea 04533 (Map)


  • Riccardo Fraccari, WBSC President
  • Chung Un-Chan, Korea Baseball Organization (KBO) Commissioner
  • Kim Kyung-moon, Manager of the Korean National Baseball Team
  • Euong-yong Kim, Korea Baseball Softball Association (KBSA) President
  • To be announced — Ambassador of WBSC Premier12 Group C – Seoul

Live-Stream: Media members  and fans worldwide can also watch the press conferences live via the official WBSC Youtube channel at www.youtube.com/wbsc.

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