2019 Premier 12
The 2019 Premier 12 will be the second Premier 12. The top finisher from the Americas and the top non-Japanese Asian finisher will earn spots in the 2020 Olympics (Japan qualifying as the host nation of the Olympics). The 2019 Premier 12 will be held in Taiwan, Mexico, South Korea and Japan, with the finals set for the Tokyo Dome. The event will run from November 2-November 17, 2019. The top 12 men's teams in the WBSC Baseball World Rankings at the end of 2018 qualified for the event: Japan, United States, South Korea, Chinese Taipei, Cuba, Mexico, Australia, Netherlands, Venezuela, Canada, Puerto Rico and Dominican Republic. The only change from the 2015 Premier 12 is Australia replacing Italy.