[Nov 1-4] 亚太乒乓球联赛创出新路,世界乒坛精英汇集新山 T2 APAC: Revolutionising table-tennis & sportainment into a whole new ball game!

[编辑 Editor 刘大人 英译 Translator 刘大人 摄影 Photographer 黄大人 部分照片官方提供/Official images by T2 APAC]

以演唱会摇滚区的距离观赏国际国际乒坛奖金级别最高的比赛!而且是在马来西亚!这还不够!嘿,镜头再拉进一些,原来是距离咱们超近的大马依斯干达松林制片厂!乒乓迷们,记得把手机海报纪念品给准备妥当,因为赛后还能与心仪球员合影、索取签名啊~ 快随大人一起看看T2亚太乒乓球联赛 (T2 APAC) 究竟如何让这一小白球透过独特的比赛形式,风靡国际!

想要获得贵宾式的赛事入场礼遇,记得透过本文链接注册参与哦!名额有限,快以打乒乓的快节奏完成程序吧!

Fancy writing your name into local sporting history, catch some Hollywood magic and world-class table tennis action at T2 APAC @ Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios, complete with full-fledged hospitality, priority entry and seating, exclusive photo opportunity and “backstage access” to get really up close and personal with your favourite world-ranked table tennis superstar, without having to step out of the country? And best of all, it’s FREE!

Seats are limited, READ ON for more details and act fast to RSVP!

相较起足球、羽球及赛车这类型被全球老少追捧的热门运动,许多人常会以为乒乓这小白球仅能吸引「乐龄人士」观赏,甚至常被误认为是仅限亚洲人才热衷的运动,其实不然啊!非亚洲籍的人士对乒乓球的热爱程度丝毫不输中国,仅在战绩上略逊中国。痴迷程度甚至达到了只要家中有足够的空间,都会摆一台乒乓球桌练习!乒乓球作为一个全民普及的休闲运动,除了运动员能轻松驾驭之外,原来也能玩跨界哦!就连政界的总统、首相等领导也酷爱这项运动,可见小小乒乓球也担起了大大的外交任务!厉害吧?!

作为一项全身皆需灵活参与的运动,乒乓球特有的高速多变特点,能让全身肌肉和关节组织透过动作、速度和身体的灵活度得到大量运动强度。研究也证明,经常打乒乓对年长者能有效地预防老年痴呆,也能让学生及工作人士的集中力及工作效率得到明显提升!

Table tennis (or ping pong) is a sport appreciated worldwide and on every continent, but in Malaysia, it plays fourth fiddle to badminton, soccer and possibly F1 motorsports in the player-attraction stakes. However, China is far from being the only place on our planet that get excited about the ping pong ball, as the sport has soared in popularity in the west over the past decades, with tables popping up at homes, public spaces and even in trendy bars and hotels as well. If you are into table tennis, then it’s time for you to go out there to meet new people, as neither cultural nor language barriers can stand in the way of making new friends across a table with a net.

And if you think that table tennis is just a bit of fun, think again. Studies have shown that the sport has all kinds of unexpected physical, cerebral and emotional benefits attached to it as well.

小小的乒乓球,大大的乐趣
Refining a game almost all of us have played, at one point in our lives

T2亚太乒乓球联赛 (T2 APAC) 是由国际乒联主办的全新赛事,概念乃由上海企业家季文元先生所独创,并于今年6月28日首次推出。身为国际航运资深专家的季文元先生同时也是乒乓球爱好者,致力于推动乒乓球运动的发展,旨在将商业灵感融入体育运动,通过独特的比赛形式,最先进的媒体报道技术,打破常规的故事叙述和特别呈现的多媒体内容来吸引全球观众。

据探子回报,最引人注目的莫属大赛丰厚的奖金高达200万美金,是目前国际乒坛奖金级别最高的比赛哦!别具一格的赛制对于现场及电视机前的观众都充满了趣味和新鲜感,而承办本次比赛的大马依斯干达松林制片厂 (Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios) 几乎场场爆满,并在东南亚及中国都取得了不错的收视成绩。

T2 APAC is the brainchild of Frank Ji, a Shanghainese table-tennis aficionado and serial entrepreneur to introduce commercial innovation into the sport and to captivate a global audience through a unique competition format, state-of-the-art media coverage, and out-of-the-box articulation of storylines and personalities driven by specially-produced multimedia content. The inaugural season will feature 24 of the world’s top players, split into four teams of six (three men and three women) and will play singles matches over seven rounds a season, timed to fit into breaks in the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) calendar.

全球首创T2亚太乒乓球联赛登入柔佛
Expect the unexpected at T2 APAC @ Johor

近年来为了推广乒乓球的发展以及创新,国际乒联采取了不少新的措施和改革手段,而此次T2联赛更是破天荒采用了崭新的24分钟制,选手们需要在整个赛季中尽可能获胜:即24分钟内两支交战队伍各选出一名队员进行交战,哪方胜场多则计入本方胜场总积分,最终积分高者获胜。24分钟内无论双方打至第几局的第几分比赛随之结束,若双方战为平手则进行决胜一球,若24分钟结束恰好双方打完11分则进行加赛,加赛中任意一方先获得5分则获本局比赛胜利。比赛为24分钟11分制,所谓11分制与普通比赛不同,双方任何一方先达到11分则比赛结束,而不是得超另外一方2分才能获胜。如此独具一格的比赛规则,无疑让T2亚太联赛变得更富娱乐性、戏剧性,完全充满变数啊!

Instead of best-of-five or first-to-seven matches, players need to rack up as many game wins as possible in a fixed period of 24 minutes. The first player to reach 11 points wins the game. Unlike the traditional format, there will be no deuce when the score is 10-10 and a player can win 11-10. If time expires when a game is in progress, the player in the lead wins the game. The referee can call for a “Kill Zone” game if an earlier game is completed in the last two minutes of a match. The first player to score five points clinches the Kill Zone game. To ensure every match goes down to the wire, each game won is a point earned for a player’s individual tally and for the team’s overall points.

众星云集,强强对抗
Leading the all-star lineup

值得一提的是,T2联赛还邀请了四大国际乒坛传奇选手担任首届队长,以「选秀」的方式甄选出各队的6名球员,然后组织参加赛季里的228场比赛,包括男单、女单、男团、女团及混合团体等比赛。他们分别是一届世乒赛冠军、七届奥运会参赛选手佩尔森,德国男乒现任主帅罗斯科夫,两届世乒赛冠军得主江嘉良和奥运会双打铜牌得主梅兹

四位昔日乒坛宿将对于年轻一代的乒乓球迷来说或许会感到陌生,但他们领军的超级战队都是当今乒坛的顶尖高手,绝对能媲美其他世界大奖赛的阵容与规格,甚至有过之而无不及哦!所谓:山水有相逢,没想到这两名前欧洲宿敌 – 丹麦名将梅兹及德国罗斯科夫所率领的 Team MazeTeam Rossi 竟然在多年后再次会师于T2的赛场。信心满满的队长梅兹将派出乒乓球迷所熟识的德国名将、前世界第一波尔及世界排名第三的新加坡一姐冯天薇领衔迎战同样来自德国的欧洲冠军奥恰洛夫及中华台北一姐郑怡静的战队,掀起一场前所未有的王者之争!

Much to our surprise and delight, four legends of the game were unveiled as T2 APAC Team Captains to add an all-new dimension to gameplay. Renewing their rivalries from the last decade and extremely well known for his incredible defensive masterclasses during his playing career, Danish legend Michael Maze is hoping to delight table tennis fans again with his strong Team Maze starring former World and European Champion Timo Boll and current World Number 3 Feng Tianwei as the two headline acts. On the other hand, former Olympic silver medallist and current coach of Germany’s men’s team Jörg Rosskopf will captain Team Rossi, with German star Dimitrij Ovtcharov and World Number 5 Cheng I-Ching from Chinese Taipei playing under his leadership.

曾连续两届获得世乒赛男单冠军的前中国国乒队传奇球星江嘉良也复出担任赛事的领队,成为四支球队唯一的亚洲领队。Team JJ 当然也不负众望,由现今乒坛赛事罕见的「黄金老少配」,年龄跨度足足差距27岁的白俄罗斯名将萨姆索诺夫和年仅14岁的日本天才少年张本智和,以及中国女团副队长武杨助阵。而 Team Persson 更是重磅出击,同时亮出世界排名第一、大满贯得主兼中国女乒队长丁宁和奥运男单铜牌得主日本一哥水谷隼,势必引爆整场赛事!如此组队也在考验各队「队长」的排兵布阵能力,才有可能在各队整体实力相对接近的情况下取得更好的成绩,新山及大马的乒乓球迷可说是「赚翻」了!

Being the sole Team Captain from Asia, Team JJ is led by former double World champion Jiang Jialiang, which includes the vastly experienced Vladimir Samsonov and the superstar teenage talent of Tomokazu Harimoto. And rounding off the all-star cast is Team Persson which is being captained by Swedish table tennis legend Jörgen Persson. All eyes will be on current Olympic gold medalist and world champion Ding Ning as she is joined by fellow stars of the women’s game Bernadette Szőcs and Suthasini Sawettabut (2015 SEA Games gold medalist), while Jun Mizutani, Joo Saehyuk and Mattias Karlsson complete the lineup.

梅兹战队 #Team Maze

🇩🇪 Timo Boll
波尔
世界排名/Ranking: 12
🇷🇺 A. Shibaev
什巴耶夫
世界排名/Ranking: 28
🇹🇼 Chen Chien-An
陈建安
世界排名/Ranking: 30
🇸🇬 Feng TianWei
冯天薇
世界排名/Ranking: 3
🇰🇷 Yang Ha-Eun
梁夏银
世界排名/Ranking: 28
🇯🇵 Hina Hayata
早田希娜
世界排名/Ranking: 16

罗斯科夫战队 #Team Rossi

🇩🇪 D. Ovtcharov
奥恰洛夫
世界排名/Ranking: 5
🇨🇳 Liu Dingshuo
刘丁硕
世界排名/Ranking:
🇬🇧 Paul Drinkhall
金克霍尔
世界排名/Ranking: 39
🇹🇼 Chen I-Ching
郑怡静
世界排名/Ranking: 5
🇷🇴 E. Samara
萨马拉
世界排名/Ranking: 29
🇭🇺 Georgina Pota
波塔
世界排名/Ranking: 31

江嘉良战队 #Team JJ

🇧🇾 V. Samsonov
萨姆索诺夫
世界排名/Ranking: 11
🇹🇼 Chuang Chih-Yuan
庄智渊
世界排名/Ranking: 9
🇯🇵 H. Tomokazu
张本智和
世界排名/Ranking: 64
🇨🇳 Wu Yang
武杨
世界排名/Ranking: 12
🇰🇷 Jeon Ji-Hee
田志希
世界排名/Ranking: 14
🇸🇪 M. Ekholm
埃克霍姆
世界排名/Ranking: 20

佩尔森战队 #Team Persson

🇯🇵 Mizutani Jun
水谷隼
世界排名/Ranking: 6
🇰🇷 Joo Sae-Hyuk
朱世赫
世界排名/Ranking: 17
🇸🇪 M. Karlsson
卡尔松
世界排名/Ranking: 24
🇨🇳 Ding Ning
丁宁
世界排名/Ranking: 1
🇷🇴 B. Szocs
斯佐科斯
世界排名/Ranking: 56
🇹🇭 S. Sawettabut
苏塔西尼
世界排名/Ranking: 57

长江后浪推前浪
Rising stars in the making

让大人倍感欣慰的是,T2联赛舞台可说是提供新人及年轻球员学习国际比赛经验的最好平台。不论是中国小将王曼昱孙颖莎王楚钦石洵瑶还是日本新生代张本智和木原美悠等,能够在与世界一线高手同台对抗,而且在不同教练的指导下,自深的技战术能力也能得到飞跃式的提升。

The tournament will also feature some irrepressible young talents to join the star-studded line-up of players in the tournament, led by 14-year-old child prodigy Tomokazu Harimoto, 13-year old Miyuu Kihara and 17-year old Hina Hayata from Japan, as well as rising Chinese players Wang Manyu, Sun Yingsha and 15-year old Shi Xunyao, the Girl’s champion of the 2016 World Junior Championships.

T2Cavern 打造非一般的观赛体验!
Delivering the next generation of multimedia “sportainment”

说到大马依斯干达著名的松林制片厂,不免会让看官们想起当初在此进行拍摄工作的美国电视剧《马可波罗》;随后也迎来了享誉国际的大马爱乐团及泰国暹罗爱乐管弦乐团到场演出,以及广受欢迎的《Asia’s Got Talent》及仍在如火如荼进行中的《The Voice 决战好声》等大型才艺选秀节目的青睐,选址柔佛作为表演和节目录制场地。大人万万没想到同样的摄影棚也能摇身一变,化身成为汇集乒坛球星的室内运动竞技场,真是让人眼前一亮!

Home to Netflix original series Marco Polo, as well as featuring some of the region’s most incredible performers and popular reality TV shows Asia’s Got Talent and the ongoing inaugural Singapore/Malaysia edition of The Voice, the world-renowned Pinewood Iskandar Malaysia Studios in Iskandar Puteri, Johor is well placed to take advantage of the growing Asia Pacific market with over 70 years of experience in both the local and International film and television industry.

T2 APAC 主办单位可说是费尽心思,巧妙地利用了场内灵活的布景及特别的灯光设计,配合10多台高清摄像器材的拍摄,能清晰捕捉高速运动的瞬间画面,加上慢动作回放乒乓球和球员表情的精彩瞬间,为现场观赛的大人以及电视屏幕前的观众制造了非一般的荧屏视觉体验。

The ground-breaking T2 APAC that has taken the world by storm is televised from this very iconic Hollywood style soundstage and broadcasted “LIVE” direct from T2Cavern, a purpose-built arena that was specially constructed at Film Stage 2 (FS2) that integrates competition and practice areas, sponsors lounges, hospitality suites into one production set. Inspired by the famous “The Cavern Club” in Liverpool (England), an iconic stomping ground for up and coming artists which sparked a revolution in music and creativity, T2 APAC borrows from this culture to celebrate creative play while perpetuating a sense of mystique and exclusivity.

 

We’re going LIVE soon! Are you ready #T2 Nation? #T2APAC

Posted by T2 APAC on Friday, September 22, 2017

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此外,摄影棚更为乒乓运动爱好者增设了特别的观众席,能容纳大约120名观众,好比置身演唱会的「摇滚区」有机会近距离一睹球星的风采,为自己心意的球员贴身加油打气!

With the controlled studio size and limited seating creating a sense of intimacy between fan and player, T2 APAC has successfully created an immersive in-venue experience that enables us to get up close and personal to some of the biggest names in table tennis.

赛后和心仪的球员合影当然不在话下,各位看官们记得带上你们的随身物向偶像索取签名,机会难逢啊!

Be sure to stay until the end of the matches so as to get your once-in-a-lifetime selfies and long-awaited autographs and have the bragging rights all to yourself LOL!

有别于一般正规赛事,有幸出席观赛的粉丝也能像大人一样有机会到「后台」休息室与偶像球星零距离接触;除了探班了解球员的练习情况,也可和球员切磋球艺,来一场小小的友谊赛呢!

And that’s not all. Invited guests also had the “all-access” opportunity to go backstage to check out the state-of-the-art competition and practice areas, the exclusive hospitality areas like the TTX lounge, while enjoying table tennis-themed food and refreshments. Just how cool is that?

贵宾礼遇、名额有限!
RSVP for your VVIP privileges NOW!

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换种玩法,引领未来乒坛领域的趋势与态度
Time-based format: the future of table tennis?

依大人之见,T2联赛绝对是一项相当大胆的的尝试。虽说乒乓球的主要市场在中国或东亚,如何将这项大人也非常喜欢的运动推广到更广泛的东南亚地区,乃至世界更多地方,是这项运动能否持续高速发展的关键。T2在比赛赛制的设定,如何吸引观众等方面都仍处于摸索和探索阶段,为了助推并改变这项运动趋於萎缩的局面,透过T2让乒乓球变得更加时尚,让更多年轻人乐于参与其中,也让小朋友喜欢上这项运动,绝对有助於增加后辈力量的培养。大人更期待不久的将来,马来西亚也能出现像羽坛一哥李宗伟的后起之秀,在T2 APAC和世界乒坛大放异彩,在国内也掀起小小白球的另一波热潮!

In our opinion, T2 APAC is truly the first in the history of sport to televise and stream a world-class professional league entirely from an iconic Hollywood style studio soundstage instead of stadiums, and this ground-breaking format aims to further the global development of table tennis as well as elevate the game in emerging territories. But the best part? Fans in Johor and around the world can look forward to over 100 hours of adaptive programming and over 120 hours of lifestyle content, in addition to 228 world-class and never seen before time-based matches in the coming months. With the proliferation of the sport and the presence of T2 APAC right in our very backyard, we hope this can spur some homegrown talents being spotted, nurtured and help raise the game in Malaysia to a whole new level.

 

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