"e Sports" tournament to compete with opponent computer games fighting opponents will be held in Tokyo · Koto Ward and acquire professional licenses Aiming amateur players have fought a hot fight.
e Sports to compete against competitive computer games was established in February as a group "e-sports coalition" aiming for popularization and promotion, issuing professional licenses under its own rules doing.
On the 21st, a tournament where this license can be acquired was held and 190 amateur players nationwide participated.
According to the organization, there is merit that you can participate in the competition where you get high prize money in domestic when taking a license, and the players have fought by quickly moving their character rapidly using the controller .
A lot of fans were also packed in the venue, and when the skill was decided in succession in the critical stage of the final stage, the big cheers were raised.
A 32-year-old male athlete from Tokyo said, "In Japan it is less acknowledged than overseas, but I think there is a dream for e-sports to be recognized by the public." .
Japan Manufacturers Association Executive Managing Director Hiroaki Akira said, "It is a challenge that the correct understanding of e sports as a competition competition is not sufficiently obtained in the domestic market, etc. Overcoming them, We are hoping to be adopted for competition in the Olympic Games. "