With the popularity of First Person Shooters on the rise in Japan, we at eNNgamers decided to delve deeper into the Japanese FPS scene. Today we were invited by the 「e-Sports Cafe」located at Tokyo Shin Okubo Station to cover the newly released FPS game by HanGame, 「Black Squad」.
Let's have a look at google maps.
The e-Sports Cafe is located inside of the large building with the red sign.
A path on the right of the building near the bicycle racks leads to an elevator to the e-Sports Cafe.
The e-Sports Cafe is located on the 5th floor.
When you exit the elevator you are immediately welcomed by the Japanese eSports environment.
We took a right, going straight to the reception's desk.
All the subsections of high-spec PCs ready to play the latest eSports games, such as Overwatch and League of Legends.
All gaming stations are all equipped with the latest and greatest parts: an intel core i7 CPU, GTX 1080 16GB GPU, and a 180hz refresh rate Monitor.
All peripherals (Mouse, Keyboard, Headset) used at the e-Sports Cafe are from Razer.
Computer can be reserved in advance for people who would like to hold offline events (予約席＝Reserved Seat).
We recieved our Press tags got a brief tour of the beautiful Cafe. I will be tweeting the event live from this gaming station.
On weekends the e-Sports Cafe is often filled with people participating in the local tournament, today is no exception.
At the end of the tournament the winners are awarded a combination of in-game or money prizes. Here are the top 3 teams of the Black Squad tournament starting from 3rd place with a bonus Most Valuable Player of the day.
Come by the e-Sports Cafe whenever you are in Tokyo and get a few rounds in on your favorite e-Sports game. Casual or Competition, whatever your flavour is, the e-Sports Cafe is a fantastic place for any PC gaming enthusiast.