The 2021 Kendama World Cup has come to an end and what an exciting global kendama competition it was. Just like the 2020 Kendama World Cup, this year's was also held online due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, this may have opened up an opportunity for more players to come out of the woodwork and compete as not every player can travel to Hatsukaichi, Japan every year.
KWC 2021 Online was streamed live on the official GLOKEN Youtube channel where thousands of people watched it all go down. The Japanese players really took most of the podium this year with Yasu placing 1st and Maharu Tashiro taking 2nd place, and Romanian player Tiberiu Terteleac took 3rd place bronze with a score of 1664. Yasu's killer score of 2131 dominated by over 400 points compared to the 2nd place score - a stellar lead even by KWC standards.
Japan took most of the top five leaderboard and it is interesting to see a Romanian place pretty high up there since Romania has had its kendama boom for the past couple of years, so it is nice to see some professional level talent emerge onto the Kendama World Cup charts. Below is the livestream of Day to of KWC 2021 Online and you can skip to the finals by scrubbing to the 8:34:00 mark.