Japan is Opening its First-ever Esports Gym in Tokyo: 3-hour Slots at PCs, Coaching from Professionals and More

The first-ever Esports Gym has launched and will be located just outside Exit 3 of Akabane Iwabuchi Station.

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First-ever Esports Gym in Tokyo:

Japan is opening its first-ever esports gym in Tokyo: where people can book 3-hour slots at PCs and pay for coaching from professional gamers. The gym, which will be simply known as “Esports Gym”, is set to open on May 19 in the Akabane neighborhood of Kita Ward, in the northern part of Tokyo. Tokyo Metro, Inc. and esports facilitator Gecipe have partnered together to foster a culture of joint development in and appreciation of Tokyo through esports. They hope to one day create a world where “anyone and everyone can enjoy serious esporting whenever they want”.

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First-ever Esports Gym in Tokyo:

First-ever Esports Gym in Tokyo
First-ever Esports Gym in Tokyo

The competitive gaming space, which is set to open on May 19 and will be known as “Esports Gym,” will include a lounge and gaming PCs outfitted with some of Japan’s most popular games, including Valorant and League of Legends. Gamers can book a three-hour time slot at one of the PCs for about $13 or opt for a monthly membership starting at $50, which allows daily access to the gaming PCs as well as optional coaching sessions that can be added on for about $25 an hour.

First-ever Esports Gym in Tokyo
First-ever Esports Gym in Tokyo

Japan’s new ESports gym joins similar facilities that have recently opened in Asia. with the acknowledgement of ESports as a legitimate sport, so too, then, have ESports resources become available for the general public, like the ESports facility for seniors that opened up in Kobe last year. Now, things are heating up even further with the announcement that Japan’s first ever ESports training gym will be opening in Tokyo.

The First-ever Esports Gym in Tokyo, which will be simply known as “Esports Gym”, is set to open on May 19 in the Akabane neighborhood of Kita Ward, in the northern part of Tokyo. Tokyo Metro, Inc. and esports facilitator Gecipe have partnered together to foster a culture of joint development in and appreciation of Tokyo through esports. They hope to one day create a world where “anyone and everyone can enjoy serious esporting whenever they want”.

First-ever Esports Gym in Tokyo:
First-ever Esports Gym in Tokyo

The First-ever Esports Gym in Tokyo, Esports Gym will be located just outside Exit 3 of Akabane Iwabuchi Station, which is the last stop on the Tokyo Metro Namboku Line, which crosses the bulk of Tokyo, all the way from Meguro in the southern part of the city. It will feature a lounge and an esports space composed of twelve gaming PCs, complete with gaming chairs and headsets. It’s intended to be not only a place for esports players to casually practice their trade but to also undergo serious training; the gym is expected to be the first one in the country to offer paid coaching sessions from professional esports players.

First-ever Esports Gym in Tokyo, the Esports Gym, which is jointly operated by private transit company Tokyo Metro and esports education company Gecipe, will welcome experienced gamers as well as those who are new to gaming PCs or don’t understand the game rules, according to the website.

Source Credits- Insider


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