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Tokaigi Game Party Japan took place with tournaments with a legitimate prize pool. The event handed out more than three hundred thousand ($300,000) dollars in prizes. More importantly, the top finishers in the Japan eSports Association (JeSU) sanctioned events were granted the country’s first esports licenses. While many factors will be considered for obtaining a...
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This week: Pro Gaming Officially Comes to Japan, A Top 10 List of all-time developers, Facebook enters the game streaming scene and a conversation with University of Michigan Professor Dr Matthew Thompson.
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The Japan Esports Federation, the eSports Promotion Organization, and the Japan esports Association have now become a single entity. The newly formed Japan Esports Union (JeSU) will be tasked with licensing and regulating esports athletes in the country. Licensed athletes will be able to compete in JeSU backed tournaments that can exceed the countries prize...
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In an effort to have the country prepared for a possible esports inclusion in the Olympics, the Prime Minister’s party has pushed to help an effort in allowing licenses for esports tournaments in Japan. Working around Japan’s archaic law barring gambling events, the first tournament to use these licenses will be held on February 9th....
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