2022.12.22Game Topics

Professional Football Player Andrés Iniesta Named Ambassador for "Captain Tsubasa -RIVALS-"

TOKYO, Japan - December 22, 2022 - BLOCKSMITH&Co. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, CEO Tetsuya Sanada, hereinafter "BLOCKSMITH"), a subsidiary that controls the Web3 related business of KLab Inc. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo, President: Hidekatsu Morita, hereinafter "KLab") and Thirdverse, Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Hironao Kunimitsu) ,  announces that professional football player Andrés Iniesta has been appointed as an ambassador for "CAPTAIN TSUBASA -RIVALS-", a blockchain game of the leading Japanese football manga "Captain Tsubasa". RIVALS". As an ambassador, Mr. Iniesta will conduct interviews and distribute videos related to "CAPTAIN TSUBASA -RIVALS-". In this occasion, a special campaign with Andrés Iniesta will be conducted on Twitter.

Comment from Andrés Iniesta (professional football player), ambassador of "CAPTAIN TSUBASA -RIVALS-”

Captain Tsubasa has been my inspiration since childhood and there is no doubt that it was Tsubasa who brought me to Japan, where I currently play soccer.
I respect the team’s challenge towards turning this into a blockchain game and am excited to become an ambassador and be a part of spreading the word.
Looking forward to enjoying this game together with all Captain Tsubasa, soccer, and blockchain game fans from all around the world.


Born in May 1984, he is a Spanish professional footballer.
He started his professional soccer career with FC Barcelona, winning 4 Champions League titles, 9 Liga titles, and was a key player in leading the Spanish national team to its first 2 consecutive EURO titles and its first World Cup title.

In May 2018, he transferred to Vissel Kobe and made his J.LEAGUE debut in July of the same year.
On New Year's Day 2020, the 25th anniversary of Vissel Kobe, he brought home their first title.

With 39 titles in a career spanning more than 20 years, he is second on the world's all-time list for soccer players.
His world-class technique, which has not diminished yet, fascinates people all over the world.


About "Captain Tsubasa - RIVALS”

“CAPTAIN TSUBASA -RIVALS-" is a blockchain game where players can train players from the original "Captain Tsubasa" manga and compete against other players. The game offers two game modes: "RIVAL Mode" which fully recreates the original story, and "PvP Mode" where players and supporting characters can compete against each other online.

The characters come in generative NFTs, together with special-shot 3D movies as well as generative BGMs that are played inside the game. Enhance your one-of-a-kind NFT, form your unique team, and play against your rivals.

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Representative: Tetsuya Sanada, President and CEO
Establishment: April 1, 2022
Capital: 10 million JPY
Head office: Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 106-6122
Business: Development and distribution of Game&SocialFi services such as blockchain technology, crypto assets utilizing NFTs




≪About KLab Inc.≫

Name: KLab Inc.
Representative: Hidekatsu Morita, Representative Director, President and CEO
Establishment: August 1, 2000
Capital: 5,363.64 million JPY (as of October 30, 2022)
Stock listing: Tokyo Stock Exchange, Prime (3656)
Head office: Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6122
Business: Planning, developing, and operating online mobile games


≪About Thirdverse, Co., Ltd.≫ 

Company name: Thirdverse, Co., Ltd.
Representative: Hirohisa Kunimitsu, CEO
Established: April 30, 2013
Head office: 11F KANDA SQUARE, WeWork, 2-2-1 Kanda Nishiki-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Business: Virtual reality and web3 game development and distribution
Corporate website: