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Japan Opens Its First Esports Gym in Tokyo

A location in Iwabuchimachi, Kita-ku, in Tokyo Japan has opened its first gym for gaming athletes simply called the “Esports Gym”.

The newly established “Esports Gym” will focus on training both amateur and advanced esports players in the latest and most popular online competitive games and offer personal coaching from notable esposts teams.

The details of the “Esports Gym” from publication Insider:

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 Gecipewill welcome experienced gamers as well as those who are new to gaming PCs or don’t understand the game rules, according to the website.

It will offer online and in-person professional coaching from Crest Gaming and Glory Be Esports for games including Valorant, League of Legends, Rainbow Six Siege, and Identity V.

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