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Puyo Puyo series games are the first official esport in Japan

The Japan eSports Union reported on licenses for professional players

Last month we informed you that the government of Japan had decided to modify its legal framework to favor the esports scene, which before the change had not developed in other parts of the world. Supporting the new era of professional videogame tournaments in the country, the Japan eSports Union (JeSU) made official the first series of games considered as esports and took the opportunity to present some definitions and the types of licenses available.

The Japan eSports Union (JeSU) reported that the first series of games to be recognized as an official game is Puyo Puyo, yes, the puzzle created by Masamitsu "Moo" Niitani and developed by Compile that came out in the early nineties thanks to the influence of great representatives of the genre such as Tetris and Dr. Mario . In this way, from the statement issued by the JeSU it is established that Puyo Puyo's games are recognized as esports in the country's competitive scene.

Likewise, the organization of professional players from Japan took advantage of the occasion to present their definition of a professional player, which will be considered according to these criteria:
  • Understand your role as a professional player
  • Play respecting the sporting spirit
  • Train hard every day to improve your skills
  • Contributes to the development of esports in Japan
In turn, the JeSU reported on the requirements that the player interested in joining professional competencies will have to meet:
  • Recognize, under oath, that you meet the requirements to be a professional player
  • Record great results in games recognized by JeSU
  • Take and approve the official courses of the organization
Once the Japanese player passes those filters, he will be able to obtain one of 2 available licenses according to his age, the Japan eSports Junior License, for young people from 13 to 15 years old and the Japan eSports Pro License, for players aged 15 and up.

What do you think about the start of the new esports scene in Japan?

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