Japan is Opening Its First Ever Esports Gym

Japan is Opening Its First Ever Esports Gym
Published on May 03, 2021 at 07:25PM
Japan is opening its first gym for esports in Tokyo, a space for both amateur and experienced gamers to train and get professional coaching, according to Japan Today. From a report: 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. 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.

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