Japan’s largest esports facility “Redee World” has opened its doors in Osaka Prefecture, aiming to attract 200,000 visitors a year.
Redee World, a 4800-square-meter venue in the Expocity commercial complex in Suita, features a large display screen 40 meters wide and 8 meters high for events by professional players. It also has simulation systems for children to act as esports commentators or YouTubers.
The facility is jointly operated by consulting firm Redhorse Corp., advertising agency Dentsu Inc., esports service provider Wellplayed Inc. and marketing service company Next Group Holdings.
The entrance fee is 1500 yen ($14) for elementary and junior high school students and 2000 yen for high school students and adults.
“We hope to contribute to the spread of esports by giving children an opportunity to experience them,” Fuminori Sato, director of the facility, said.

By Niji Narayan

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.