- ePARA, a Japanese company that promotes diversity and inclusion for disabled esport players, held a “Street Fighter V: Champion Edition” tournament for blind gamers at Mirairo House Tokyo on Sunday.
- Two teams competed against each other in the fighting game developed by Capcom.
- Through the tournament, ePARA aimed to showcase “the beauty of working to overcome disability, and the depth of possibilities represented by e-sports.”
- According to blind gamers, listening to and reacting to sound effects are essential to video game playing for visually impaired persons.
A Japanese company that promotes diversity and inclusion for disabled esport players held a “Street Fighter V: Champion Edition” tournament strictly for blind gamers.
Japan is taking the next step in esports development by opening the country’s first esports high school.
The school, Esports Koutou Gakuin, will most likely open in April, according to Kotaku. It will be funded by the esports divisions of Japanese telecom company NTT and pro soccer team Tokyo Verdy. It’s also being staffed by professional esports players as well as managers from those companies. So if you want to start playing now, you can go to sites like https://w88kpi.com.
“Overwatch” esports player and Philadelphia Fusion member Kim “Alarm” Kyeong-Bo has passed away at the age of 20.
Devastating loss: The details of Kim’s death have not been released, but the news comes as Fusion announced last month that the 20-year-old would make a comeback in 2022.
Thailand joined the big leagues when it was announced that esports would be considered a professional sport on Tuesday.
Ready up: The official notice was published through the Royal Thai Government Gazette and was reposted on the Thai E-Sports Federation (TESF)’s Facebook page.
A Japanese esports team is proving that gaming is truly for all ages.
A Korean professional gamer based in Dallas, Texas has opened up about his team’s daily brush with “unspeakable” racism, from people who cuss to those who cough on them.
Lee Eui-seok, who goes by the moniker “Fearless,” plays in the Overwatch League for the Dallas Fuel, whose eight active members are all Korean.
High school student Miyu Otomo has become the first female champion at the All Japan High School Esports Championship.
In the tournament, Otomo and her team competed in the game of “League of Legends,” a popular multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) title.
A university in north-eastern China is now offering a course for its students who want to become better at video games and eventually get into esports.
The Shenyang University in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China is offering a course that teaches students how to play, produce, promote and provide professional commentary on video games, the teachers said, according to the Daily Mail.
Cheryl Allison Lim, a gaming personality in Singapore and digital content manager for the Female Esports League, has gone viral after posting a tweet about the reality of gamer girls.
On July 31, Lim posted a couple of pictures on her Twitter account with a caption that reads: “How people think gamer girls game vs how we actually game.” It featured two photos side-by-side showing a woman in a somewhat revealing shirt and a woman completely covered by a jacket while focused on the monitor.
Linsanity has arrived in Toronto.
It’s quite a fit for the nine-year veteran for a couple reasons outside of the basketball-related ones.
One of the top eSports players from the Philippines has been banned from participating in a major event in China after typing a racial slur during a game.
Valve, which owns popular eSport title Dota 2, revealed that Filipino Dota 2 player TNC Predator’s Carlo “Kuku” Palad will not be allowed to join Chongqing Major for typing out “ching chong” in the chat.
Esports are finally going to become a medal sport at a major sporting event when it makes its debut at the Southeast Asian Games next year.
The biennial multi-sport event, which involves participants from the 11 countries of Southeast Asia, will be hosted in the Philippines in 2019. To bet on any of your favorites, sites like https://22.214.171.124/ are available.