NTTe-Sports just paved the way for Japan’s esports scene to undergo a major boost.
Stepping up the game for Japan’s esports industry, Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp (NTT Corp), through four of its subsidiaries, announced its partnership with 2 non-related industry partners.
The collaboration was formed with the goal of establishing a new group named as NTTe-Sports — designed to be Japan’s first-ever multi-purpose esports facility.
All six companies involved in the collaboration: NTT East Corp, NTT West Corp, NTT Advertising Inc, NTT Urban Solutions Inch, Sky Perfect JSAT Corp, and Taito Corp managed to raise 300 million JPY in capital.
The reveal trailer and the press conference (which is only in Japanese and without English subtitles at the moment) has been uploaded on the company’s official Youtube channel.
NTTe-Sports will begin its operation in July 2020, with its head office located at Akihabara UDX. The facility is noted to be loaded with cutting-edge and high-end technology.
This includes using localized 5G wireless networks for a smooth gaming experience and having the latest gaming PC hardware available in the market.
Thanks to the generous funding and next-gen tech, NTTe-Sports will operate as a large-capacity gaming hub that can host major esports events in Japan.
The facility can also serve as a development platform for professional esports talents, an esports demo area for industry players, and offer studio capabilities for those who are in need of video content distribution services.
NTTe-Sports will work hand in hand with key people in the gaming industry to promote and cultivate the esports scene in Japan.
Which also includes:
* Co-sponsoring the “Fighting Gods Festival 2020 World Championship of ARCADE” along with Taito Corp
* Searching for collaboration opportunities with overseas gaming companies that are already doing well in the business
* Introducing, encouraging, and overseeing esports development in educational institutions
The tentative July launch date for this brand new esports facility coincides with the upcoming Tokyo Olympics 2020 and the Intel World Open 2020.
Seems like the esports scene in Japan may go through massive development in 2020! Are you ready to see pro Japanese teams in major gaming leagues?