Belgian professional football club KMSK Deinze and DEA Pays


SINGAPORE, April 08, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Naohito Yoshida, founder and CEO of Digital Entertainment Asset Pte. (“DEA”), a Singapore-based global GameFi platform company, and Hiroyuki Ono of ACA Football Partners (“ACAFP”) paid a courtesy visit to Jan Vermeulen, Mayor of the City of Deinze, Belgium , home of KMSK Deinze Football Club NV (“KMSK Deinze”), which manages KMSK Deinze, a member of the Belgian Pro League Second Division / First Division B and participated in a round table. The City of Deinze will work with KMSK Deinze and DEA to support the development of the club and revitalize the community through the Web3 initiative.

This courtesy visit is part of the strategic partnership between DEA and KMSK Deinze which was signed in February. KMSK Deinze will attempt to invest funds from club sponsors to purchase in-game item NFTs, digital assets on DEA’s gaming platform, PlayMining, and the city of Deinze is showing interest in supporting it. By participating in DEA’s Play & Earn games, it aims to create new value and develop new sources of revenue locally and globally.

Mayor Jan Vermeulen showed his cooperative stance on the project, and the town of Deinze expressed its supportive attitude to help the future development of the club and strengthen the local community. The DEA will also create special NFT cards for club supporters Mayor Jan Vermeulen and Lennart Mertens, establishing a direct link with local citizens and supporters.

Gaming guilds are organizations that invest in NFTs of Play & Earn games and generate revenue from games through organized play and are rapidly growing in numbers, especially in Southeast Asia, as a new means of job creation.

This will allow KMSK Deinze to generate new sponsorship and guild revenue, and DEA will work with KMSK Deinze to raise awareness of its gaming products and proprietary token DEAPcoin (“DEP”) in the European region.

The ESG aspect of the Gaming Guild’s initiative to create jobs through gaming makes it an attractive ESG investment for local governments and club sponsors. Additionally, fans who earn rewards through Play & Earn games are expected to reinvest the funds into club-related consumption, which could lead to the revitalization of the sports club ecosystem.

The DEA plans to sponsor KMSK Deinze next season and, as a strategic partner of the City of Deinze, will collaborate on more comprehensive Web3 initiatives in the future, including the creation of an ecosystem using Watch to Earn and Fan Tokens .

■Comment by Jan Vermeulen, mayor of the town of Deinze

“We are happy to welcome ACAFP and DEA to the city of Deinze, working for the future development of KMSK Deinze, which we also support. The world is changing rapidly, including digital technology, and what I have seen in this web3 strategic partnership is very ambitious to say the least KMSK Deinze is a very important organization for our local community they can be proud to be one of the first implementation cases of Web3 in a football club.”

■Comment by Mr. Hiroyuki Ono, CEO of ACAFP and Vice Chairman of the Board of KMSK Deinze

“After announcing our strategic partnership with DEA ​​in February, the project is growing with the cooperation of the city of Deinze. Having achieved this progress in such a short time, this could not have happened without the understanding and efforts of everyone, and we deeply value that. Revitalizing the local community and establishing a connection with the club’s supporters are fundamental factors when we think about football business, and the collaboration of the town of Deinze is our great step forward. We will continue to work to create more excitement with the city and our Fans.”

■ Commentary by Naohito Yoshida, CEO of DEA

“I would like to express my gratitude to the mayor of the city of Deinze, Jan Vermeulen, and everyone involved for the warm and warm welcome we received. The future of GameFi and Play to Earn (P2E) lies in solving social problems in a sustainable way, revitalizing communities and supporting people with dreams and hopes.We wish the City of Deinze and KMSK Deinze continued growth and success.

About KMSK Deinze

Founded in 1926, KMSK Deinze is a historical football club belonging to the second division of the Belgian Pro League/Premier Division B. The city of Deinze, the birthplace of KMSK, is located in the region of East Flanders and is known as a wealthy area.

In the 2019-20 season, the club was promoted to the second division of the Belgian Pro League. In the 2020-2021 season, their first year of promotion, they finished a creditable fifth (out of eight clubs). The club is growing rapidly and has announced plans to build a new stadium.

For more information about KMSK Deinze, please visit the official website:

About ACA Football Partners

ACAFP is a Singapore-based football trading company that plans to establish multi-club ownership in Asia and is a member of the ACA Group, whose core business is private equity fund management. Leading football industry experts active in Europe have joined the team as founding members to support ACAFP’s mission to “unleash the value of sport and evolve”. Going forward, the ACAFP will further expand its network by entering into capital and business alliances with partner clubs who support this mission and play a role in accelerating the global development of European football.

For more information about ACAFP, please visit the official website:

Digital Entertainment Asset Pte. ltd. |

DEA, a GameFi platform company, was founded in Singapore in August 2018 and develops JobTribes, a Play to Earn game, and PlayMining NFT, an NFT marketplace. Using blockchain technology, the company aims to create a world where value can be created while having fun.

Co-CEOs: Naohito Yoshida, Kozo Yamada
Location: 7 Straits View, Marina One East Tower, #05-01, Singapore 018936
Created: August 2018
Business description: GameFi platform business

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