According to PR Times, Japan is going to launch their first ever Esports gym on 19th May in northern part of Tokyo in the Akabane neighbourhood of Kite ward , where aspiring gamers will be able to pay to take coaching from professional Esports Gamers from Delta, Crest Gaming, Glory be Esports for a 3 hour time-slot everyday as a regular Gym member. Tokyo Metro has partnered with Gecipe [Esport facilitator] with the intention to make competitive gaming widely available as normal sports. The Gym currently is simply called as “Esport Gym”.
This is a great opportunity for aspiring gamers who want to make it big in Esports industry. Currently the know games which will be available in are Japan’s one of the most famous games like Puyo Puyo champions, Identity V, Rainbow six siege. The Gym is not just intended for training but people who are just interested to enjoy gaming hours with their friends without professional coaching can have 3hr slot for 1430 yen per head.
They even clarified their intention to scale up the number of gyms and professional coaches throughout Japan.
A monthly subscription without professional coach for 3 hours daily will cost you 5,500 Yen [ around 50 USD] and an additional 2,750 Yen per hour[ around 25.21 USD] for training from a Professional Esport player for any one of the available gaming title. A Tryout will be held every 3 months for players who pass the online course with Crest Gaming which will help to make their path to becoming pro gamer a bit easier
There are just 12 Gaming rigs currently. The most obvious reason for this would be to focus on each player’s training and to provide quiet environment for gamers to concentrate on their performance. These kind of Esport Gyms may drive the future of Esports and make competitive gaming available to a much greater audience easily.