The 2020 Olympics in Tokyo place the return of baseball to the Summer Games for the first time since 2008. The tournament will contain six teams. Baseball is one of five sports added to the program of the 2020 Summer Olympics only, with no guarantee it will return in 2024.
The 2020 Olympics are just over a year away, that will feature in Japan. The initial round of qualifying is not more than six months away. Secure your Olympic Baseball Tickets online from most sufficient and reliable Online ticketing Marketing place.
The International Olympic Committee has chosen to cut baseball and softball from the 2012 London Olympics sports and also the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Games, but now, both are back for 2020 Olympic.
The accountable number of teams in the competition led to an unusual competition format that will eye 16 games. There will be an opening group round-robin round and modified double-elimination support. for the first opening group round, two pools will be of three teams. So, A total of six tournaments will be played in the group round.
In the winner round, the first three tournaments will feature teams that each finished in the same position in their pools (A1 vs B1, A2 vs B2, A3 vs B3). The loser of the A3 vs B3 game is eliminated. Otherwise, play continues in double-elimination format until there is one team left in each of the winners and losers’ brackets; those two teams will play in the gold medal game which will be a single game; the losers bracket representative does not need to beat the winner’s bracket representative twice. The last two teams eliminated from the loser’s support play in the bronze medal tournament. In total, ten tournaments are played in the winner round. Like as mentioned below…
A1 vs B1
A2 vs B2
A3 vs B3 (loser eliminated)
Winner of #1 vs Winner of #2
The loser of #2 vs Loser of #3 (loser eliminated)
Winner of #3 vs Winner of #4 (winner to gold medal game)
The loser of #4 vs Winner of #5 (loser to bronze medal game)
The loser of #6 vs Winner of #7 (winner to gold medal game, loser to bronze medal game)
Bronze medal game: Loser of #7 vs Loser of #8
Gold medal game: Winner of #6 vs Winner of #8
Thus, the best two teams from group play face each other in the quarterfinals, with a possible rematch later in the tournament (including the gold medal game, if the winner also wins its next tournament and the loser wins its next three tournaments consecutive.
Olympic Baseball Qualification
There will be six teams will qualify for this Olympic baseball tournament. Japan, as the host nation, automatically qualified due to hosting this event. firs two teams will qualify through the 2019 Premier12 tournament–the best team from the Americas and the best team from Asia or Oceania. And one more American team will qualify through an America’s continental tournament. One place is reserved for a European or African team through a combined continental tournament. The final place will be awarded in a world final qualification tournament.
Final Qualifying Tournament
The final qualifying tournament scheduled for March or April 2020 will assign the last qualifying place. Six teams will compete in this against each other. Three of the teams will come from runners-up in the qualifying events above two more places in this event will be granted to the best two finishers in the 2019 Asian Baseball Championship that have not already qualified for the Olympics 2020. The winner of the 2019 Oceania qualifying event will also earn a place in this tournament.
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