HADO WORLD CUP 2019: The World’s Best Battle It Out at Shibuya Hikarie Hall

On December 15, 2019, the world’s top sixteen teams from nine countries and regions will battle it out for the crown of champion at the HADO WORLD CUP 2019. This world championship tournament is set to be the largest techno sports tournament in history. Thousands of fans are expected to watch the event live in-person and online.


・HADO Techno Sports World Championships

The passion and excitement for HADO has grown infinitely from its inception in 2014. This techno sport using cutting-edge Augmented Reality (AR) technology has transformed into a semi-professional league of powerhouse players destined to take on the best of the best from every corner of the world. The competitive seasons now host matches, competitions and tournaments on an almost weekly basis throughout the year.

The HADO WORLD CUP is the culmination of the Spring, Summer and Climax seasons where sixteen teams from nine countries and regions around the world come together to test their skills and find out who deserves the name of champion.

Each major championship has shattered the records set by the ones to have come before. Over 400 fans cheered on their team in person at the HADO SUMMER CUP 2019 while many thousands took in each play of every match in the live stream of the entire event.

On December 15, 2019, the HADO WORLD CUP 2019 will descend on Shibuya Hikarie Hall in Tokyo as a sporting event set to almost double the number of fans who want to see the action unfold up close and personal at the arena as well as drive many thousands more to watch the event live on YouTube.

The HADO WORLD CUP 2019 will offer spectators excitement both on and off the HADO court. The championship event of course overflows with the excitement of techno sports but also presents a number of special guests and performances for the audience’s viewing pleasure. The arena features a snack bar, retail booth and even a HADO experience corner.

Tickets to the HADO WORLD CUP 2019 are free! That’s right, FREE! Everyone can get a taste of techno sports on the global stage while anyone who wants the full experience can buy a Premium Area Pass. This VIP experience gets fans even closer to the fun and action of a world championship event and packs many other special benefits.

Check below for more details on where and how to get your own free ticket and Premium Area Pass.

・Tournament Details

The HADO WORLD CUP 2019 brings sixteen teams together from nine countries around the globe. Eight teams from Japan will earn their right to compete by either being one of the top four teams in the Japan Rankings on November 15, 2018 or being one of the top two teams at either preliminary tournament held on November 17 and November 24, 2019.


Date:     December 15, 2019
Time:    1:00 p.m. *Doors open at 12:00 p.m. (Tentative)
Venue:   Shibuya Hikarie Hall

▼ Official HADO WORLD CUP 2019 Website (Japanese Only) ▼


・Free Tournament Tickets

The HADO WORLD CUP 2019 is opening the stands to fans with a limited number of free tickets. These free tickets aim to give anyone quick enough to snap up a ticket the chance to see history unfold before their eyes.

▼ Free Ticket Information (Japanese Only) ▼


・Premium Area Pass

A ¥5,000 Premium Area Pass is also on sale to offer VIP access and benefits to everyone who wants the full HADO WORLD CUP experience.

Benefits include:

  • Seats in the front rows (open seating within area)
    *Venue details will be announced soon.
  • Post-tournament commemorative photograph session with HADO athletes
    *Commemorative photographs with all athletes is not guaranteed.
  • Fast pass for the HADO experience at the competition venue
    *Details about the HADO experience will be announced soon.
  • Original HADO WORLD CUP 2019 merchandise (exclusive promotional items)
    *Details about the exclusive merchandise will be announced soon.
  • HADO WORLD CUP 2019 silicone wristband
    *The HADO silicone wristband is the same as that sold at the retail booth.

There are still more benefits to come! Get your Premium Area Pass at:

▼ Purchase Online at Peatix (Japanese Only) ▼

▼ Purchase at Lawson Ticket (Japanese Only) ▼

・HADO Overview

HADO is a sport that combines Augmented Reality (AR) technology through a head-mounted display and arm sensor in a physical skill-based competition. Three-person teams leverage their skills by firing energy balls and placing shields to accumulate points in an 80-second match.

To date, meleap inc. has expanded the HADO series to 65 locations in 26 countries from North and South America to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. A total of more than 2.15 million people have experienced HADO.

・Media and Sponsor Inquiries

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