Puyo Puyo is officially recognized as a eSports title in Japan


Puyo Puyo has been added to the list of video game series recognized as a eSports title by the Japan eSports Union. If you missed our story about the Japan eSports Union, basically its being headed by SEGA’s Hideki Okamura and its not a surprised he finally got around to adding a SEGA title to the list of ‘approved eSports games’.

On the other hand SEGA will launch the first Japan eSports Union (JeSU) tournament, titled Puyo Puyo Cup, at the SEGA Fest 2018 next month. The idea behind the union, which was discussed when it was announced, was to make video game eSports a Olympic sport, could we see Puyo Puyo as a Olympic eSports game in the future? Who knows.

[Via Siliconera]

SEGA joins the Japanese e-Sports Union, a big step for e-sports in Japan


Its no secret that e-sports has been on the rise world wide and has been making companies a lot of money. But somehow it hasn’t had the same take off in Japan, even though Japan has been known for its competitive fighting scene in arcades. It seems a new unified organization have decided to tackle the problem, called: Japanese e-Sports Union (JeSU). SEGA’s Hideki Okamura will be serving as President of JeSU. According to the article by Game.Watch, this will unify other e-sports organizations under one common banner.

While SEGA’s own Hideki Okamura is running president we also get Haruki Tsujimoto (President of Capcom) and Hideki Hayakawa (President and CEO of Konami) taking the roles of representative directors.