TOKYO, Japan - As an experiment to test the potential English speaking audience, MONDO TV of Japan has brought together Ryan Morris and Benjamin Boas to offer the first-ever English commentary of the 10th Mondo Women’s Championship.

Two cities.

AMARILLO, Texas - The year 2017 is shaping up to a historic year of international competition, as two major global events are set to play out in this event-packed year. The 6th iteration of the Open European Mahjong Championship takes place in the Portuguese city of Povoa de Varzim May 26th-28th, and later in the year the 2nd installment of the World Riichi Championship takes place in the American city of Las Vegas October 4th-8th.

Playing with giant tiles.
Playing with giant tiles.

CHENGDU China - From the moment you sit down at a mahjong table set up to play Sichuan's trademark style bloody mahjong, you know you are in for a different experience. Also to be experienced is climbing the Taoist epicenter, Mount Qingcheng.

TOKYO, Japan - The first television commercial teaser for the live-action adaptation of the infamous Saki mahjong anime has been released, no doubt delighting fans, and probably causing the eyes to roll inside the heads of it adversaries.

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MIL certifies riichi and bloody mahjong.

CHENGDU, China - During the November 5th meeting of the Mahjong International League in Chengdu, China, the organization officially voted to accept and recognize riichi mahjong as a world competitive game. Also during the same meeting, the Sichuan style of mahjong known as bloody mahjong was officially recognized as a local-rules competitive game. These, and other steps by the MIL, continue the sportification of the mahjong.