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Sports Perfecta

March 14, 2016 12:50 ET

Sports Perfecta Launches First-Ever Daily Fantasy Game for Sumo Wrestling in the U.S.

Award-Winning Digital Sports Media Company Adds Daily Fantasy Sumo to Fantasy Games on FanXT Platform

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 14, 2016) - Digital sports media company, Sports Perfecta, is proud to announce the launch of the first-ever daily fantasy game for sumo wrestling. A U.S. subsidiary of Grand Perfecta, Inc. in Japan, Sports Perfecta is adding sumo to its eclectic roster of fantasy games.

"Sumo is a multi-million dollar industry and a sport loved by many in Japan and the United States," said Hiro Watanabe, CEO of Sports Perfecta. "We are thrilled to be at the forefront of fantasy game platforms offering a unique experience for fantasy games enthusiasts who enjoy a variety of sports. Daily Fantasy Sumo is available on website and is based on the Grand Sumo Tournament in Japan."

Daily Fantasy Sumo is a collection of "compressed" fantasy contests based on the Grand Sumo Tournament in Japan. The duration of each contest varies, with the shortest lasting one day and the longest being hosted as a fifteen day tournament.

Participants start by choosing a contest they would like to enter, then draft six wrestlers called rikishi, from the Makuuchi top division using a salary cap system. By bestowing a Power Card on their favored wrestler, fantasy participants can earn double points. Points are scored based on the wrestlers' performances in the Makuuchi top division matches. The winner of the fantasy game is chosen based on the accumulated points earned by each wrestler on a participant's fantasy team.

Contest types include:

  • 50/50: Cash prize is split equally among the top 50% of ranking participants.
  • Winner Takes All: Cash prize is given to the top ranked participant.
  • Head-to-Head: Two participants face off and the participant with the highest points wins the cash prize.

Daily Fantasy Sumo is now available online at and will eventually be available as an iOS and Android smartphone app.

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Sports Perfecta (SPI) is the U.S. subsidiary of Grand Perfecta Inc. (GPI), a successful horse racing and data analytics company in Japan. Through its B2B and B2C platforms FanXT and Fantasy4All, SPI offers fantasy sports and digital media platforms for sport leagues around the world. SPI covers the global sporting landscape by offering fantasy games for popular American leagues like the NFL, NBA, and MLB. SPI also works with soccer leagues including: English Premier League (EPL), Finland Veikkausliiga League, Hong Kong Premier League, Singapore S. League, Indian I-League, Philippines United Football League (UFL), Malaysia Super League (MSL), and FIFA World Cup. In addition, SPI hosts fantasy contests based on FIA Formula 1, MotoGP and Grand Sumo tournament in Japan.

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