Another e-sports facility Tokyo Akihabara January 21 16:16
A special facility, such as a stadium for e-sports, which will play competitive games, will be created in Akihabara, Tokyo. Leading telecommunications and gaming companies will launch joint operations in anticipation of future market expansion.
NTT East and West Japan, SKY Perfect JSAT, which handles satellite communications, etc., and Taito, which handles games, etc., have jointly established new companies. Since July of this year, special facilities such as an e-sports stadium in Akihabara, Tokyo have been created and operated. I will do it.
eSports is a competition in which a competitive game is displayed on a large screen.
The market is growing in popularity among young people, and the size of the domestic market is expected to nearly double to 10 billion yen in the four years to 2022.
The exclusive facilities will have a space where you can play games and watch the games, and the new company will also work on training remote players.
Junichi Kagezawa, who will be appointed vice president of the new company, said, "We want to contribute to regional revitalization by expanding our business by leveraging NTT's strengths and supporting regional competitions. "
Akihabara is home to dedicated e-sports facilities, and a large number of major companies are entering from a variety of related industries, such as Bic Camera, a consumer electronics retailer.