e-sports

Blind fighters only at Street Fighter V e-sports tournament to be held in Tokyo, streamed online

Field made up almost entirely of gamers blind since birth will compete for the Shingan Cup title.

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“Gamer apartments” available to rent for under US$350 a month, comes with full gaming PC set up

The ‘e-room‘ comes complete with gaming PCs, desk, chair and more.

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Japanese pro gamer kicked off e-sports team after saying short men shouldn’t have human rights

Tekken pro asks guys under 170 centimeters (67 inches) tall to “please live your life with the idea ‘I have no human rights’ in your mind.”

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Japan is opening a video gaming/e-sports high school, and the idea isn’t as crazy as it sounds

Starting next spring, going to school is going to mean going to Shibuya to play games for some Tokyo teens.

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Want to get better at Smash Bros.? Japanese player plans to open ‘Smash Bros. Prep School’

Veteran player wants to bring less-experienced players up to the top ranks.

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Japanese figure skater Shoma Uno crushes pro gamer in Super Smash Bros. tournament【Video】

22-year-old athlete demonstrates prowess not just on the ice but in gaming as well.

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Super Smash Bros. has pathetically small grand prize at Japan’s biggest fighting game tournament

Champion of Nintendo’s crossover hit will walk away with a prize worth less than one percent of the purse for some other games.

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Japanese League of Legends first female champion is also an aspiring model

“I wanted to make sure people didn’t write me off just for being a woman.”

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World’s #1 Smash Bros. player takes on random kid in Japan’s Narita Airport

Local competitive play lets unsuspecting boy rub elbows with the king of Nintendo’s crossover hit.

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Japan’s first dedicated e-sports hotel to open this spring with three full floors of gaming gear

A place for digital competitors to stay in the birthplace of the Japanese fighting game community.

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What do Japanese kids want to be when they grow up? For 30 percent of boys, YouTubers, survey says

Professional e-sports player also skyrockets in popularity for boys, while girls’ career dreams remain steady.

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Epic Street Fighter comeback actually isn’t a comeback, but is something even more amazing【Vid】

Taking the concept of action movies and applying them to fighting games is an awesome new idea for e-sports professionals.

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Immigration officer has surprising questions for Japanese pro Smash Bros. player traveling abroad

”What’s the purpose of your visit?” is a common question to get asked at immigration. “Who do you main?” is not.

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Tokyo has a share house for people who want to be pro gamers, comes furnished with gaming PCs

Live the life in Tokyo while pursuing your dreams of e-sports glory.

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Japanese dad mercilessly beats son to tears in Smash Bros. after he says he wants to be pro gamer

Gamer father showed his power, but the Japanese Internet thinks he might not have displayed much wisdom.

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Japanese all-girls e-sports teams apologizes to fans after learning one of its members is a man

Team enjoys a variety of games, but is strictly a single-sex organization.

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Want to be a pro gamer? There’s a course for that, at Tokyo School of Anime【Video】

First lesson? Gaming. Second lesson? Gaming. Tokyo technical school offers courses to aspiring e-sports athletes.

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One of the biggest stars of the e-sports world once again creates smiles while suffering heartbreaking defeat.

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Tokyo is getting a sports bar-style restaurant where diners can watch video game contests

Square Enix set to open new cafe in downtown this autumn.

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