Caesars Entertainment has announced its partnership with Taito, Japan’s leading arcade game company, to jointly host an eSports tournament in Las Vegas next month.
The event named Toushinsai has been held annually in Japan since 2015. The tournament will be a three-on-three single elimination in Street Fighter V. The winning team will receive a trip to Tokyo.
“Caesars Entertainment is excited to host Toushinsai competitors from around the globe. Our company has long fostered the rapidly growing eSports industry throughout our resorts, and we are happy to be collaborating with Taito to bring their e-Arcade sports qualifier to North America for the first time,” John Linss, Caesars vice-president of strategic investment initiatives said.
“eSports is anticipated to become an important attraction for the future IRs in Japan and Caesars is an ideal partner for us given its track record of innovation in the IR industry,” Tetsu Yamada, president and representative director of Taito said.