Greetings from the mahjong community!

The riichi mahjong game is more than just a game with a growing international community; its players have been my family for over a decade. It has been an honour to lead its premiere world event, the World Riichi Championship (WRC)—an intense and exciting event, and one built on strong friendships. As we look to its third iteration, the WRC welcomes players from across the globe to battle it out across the tiles.

The WRC 2020 is a five-day event hosted in historic Vienna, Austria on August 26th through 30th. It will open with a party hosted at or near this season’s venue—the elegant InterContinental Hotel—before four days of of intense competition. This is an excellent opportunity for your company to make a strong connection with our diverse fan base and leave a lasting impression. We also have the eyes of fans and supporters focused on us for the full five days, eager to learn who will be crowned their next champion! Our 2017 tournament hosted players from no fewer than five continents, including over 75 professional players from riichi’s home country of Japan, and games were broadcast on a major Japanese entertainment network.

This is only the start for us. We are establishing an event that will go the distance, and we want you with us!

The World Riichi Championship looks forward to partnering with you in this exciting international event!

Gemma Sakamoto, President
World Riichi Championship


Sponsorship Levels

We have several sponsorship levels outlined below. Please contact me if you are interested in negotiating a custom sponsorship level.

Yakuman (Gold) €40 000 : one available

  • Branding displayed in all areas of the event, including playing hall, party, and break-out area
  • Logo and description on this website
  • Stage time at opening party and speech at closing party
  • Space to present or advertise for the duration of the event
  • Logo included on all tournament materials, email blasts and table materials
  • Double page space in tournament booklet
  • Possibility of private qualifier to event (to be discussed)
  • Branding added to timer used during all games

Haneman (Silver) €15 000 : three available

  • Branding displayed in all areas of the event, including playing hall, party, and break-out area
  • Logo and description on this website
  • Space for booth to present or advertise
  • Single page space in tournament booklet

Mangan (Bronze) €3 000 : five available

  • Branding displayed in party, and break-out area
  • Logo and description on this website
  • Half page space in tournament booklet

Dora (add-ons or standalone)

  • T-shirt sponsorship €5 000 : one available
    Include your branding on the sleeve of the event shirt
  • Bag sponsorship €3 500 : one available
    Collaborate with us to design our bags and incorporate your branding
  • Staff sponsorship €3 500 : one available
    Event staff shirts will feature your branding on the sleeves
  • Advertising space : limited availability
    €500 for half page space; €1 000 for full page space
  • Swag €1 000 : limited availability
    Have an item added to our event bags (flyer or merchandise)