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Eight Games for e-Sports X at Tokyo Game Show 2017

e-Sports are a very popular way of consuming video games around the world. Dota 2’s The International, Evolution Championship Series (EVO), and the Overwatch World Cup draw thousands of viewers globally. However, it’s interesting to note that eSports seem to have difficulty becoming popular in Japan.

The organizers of Tokyo Game Show 2017 are trying to elevate the popularity in Japan, as well as the rest of the world. e-Sports X is the culmination of all those plans.

e-Sports X

TGS 2017 features two stages for e-Sports X at Hall 11 of Makuhari Messe on September 23-24, 2017. Playstation presents BLUE STAGE is the stage sponsored by Sony Interactive Inc while Samsung SSD presents RED STAGE is the stage sponsored by Samsung Japan.

A grand total of eight competitive games will be featured, ranging from fighting games to first-person shooters. Any visitor to TGS 2017 can watch any of these.

The e-Sports X gaming rigs are provided by HP Omen; while monitors are sponsored by Zowie, and gaming peripherals by HyperX. DXRAcer has offered the gaming furniture, while the event is co-sponsored by Twitch.


[PlayStation presents BLUE STAGE]

e-Sports X

September 23 (Saturday)

Phantasy Star Online 2 (PSO2)
ARKS Battle Tournament Exhibition Match (provisional name)
11:00 am–12:30 pm
Sega Games

Top players of the recently concluded national finals of the ARKS Battle Tournament (ABT) 2017 will compete along side Phantasy Star Online 2 official stream personalities in an exhibition match on the e-Sports X stage. They will use the Battle Arena, PSO2’s first multiplayer battle content. The development team of the MMO will provide commentary.


Winning Eleven 2018 (PS4) / Winning Eleven 2017 (mobile)
Exhibition Match
1:00 pm–2:30 pm
Konami Digital Entertainment

Konami will present a 3-on-3 exhibition match of the new online co-op mode by the top Japanese players. More features related to the football video game and the rest of e-Sports will be scheduled at e-Sports X.


Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
SCARZ vs. CLAN Rush TGS2017 Showdown
3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Sony Interactive Entertainment

Professional eSports Team SCARZ and the famous CLAN Rush will play an exhibition match. These powerhouses have fought many memorable battles on CoD. It’s guaranteed they’ll make new moments at the e-Sports X stage of TGS 2017.

September 24 (Sunday)

Street Fighter V
Street Fighter V SHORYUKEN Tournament
2:00 pm-5:00 pm (Registration starts 1:00 pm)

The SHORYUKEN Tournament is a special invitational, single-elimination tournament at e-Sports X. Contenders will fight for a top prize of 1,000,000 yen and a second-place prize of 500,000 yen!

The tournament is supported by Red Bull Japan, Twitch, Rzer, TOPANGA, and Team GRAPHT. Special guests Tsutomu and mixed martial artist Hideo Tokoro, as well as emcee Ayana Tsubaki will be present at the e-Sports X stage.

All contestants are heavyweight contenders in the world of competitive Street Fighter V. They include Punk (U.S.A.), NuckleDu (U.S.A.), Xian (Singapore), GamerBee (Taiwan), Tokido (Japan), Bonchan (Japan), Nemo (Japan), and Fuudo (Japan). Will we see an epic EVO rematch between Punk and Tokido? Is it Bonchan or Gamerbee’s time to shine? Or will something completely different happen?


[Samsung SSD presents RED STAGE]

e-Sports X

September 23 (Saturday)

Monster Hunter Double Cross Nintendo Switch Ver.
Monster Hunter Double Cross Nintendo Switch Ver. Quickest Top Hunter Playoffs in TGS
Gzbrain w/ support from Capcom

The four top teams of the Hunter King Playoffs are back at e-Sports X! Look forward to an intense rematch to decide who’s the quickest hunter at Monster Hunter Double Cross on the Nintendo Switch.

Anything can be an e-Sport, even if it doesn’t have an English localization. Famitsu Select will invite special guests Marina Kouno and MHXX Producer Shintaro Kojima, as well as emcee Masao Koori.


Puzzle & Dragons Radar
Puzzle & Dragons Radar Greatest Battle Tournament Playoffs
3:00 pm-4:30 pm
Gzbrain w/ support from GungHo Online Entertainment

This exhibition battle tournament at e-Sports X will feature a multiplayer battle mode that will be released to the public soon; famous Puzzle & Dragons players will unveil their superior techniques. Attendees who stay until the end of the event will recieve a special treasure when using Puzzle & Dragons Radar: Latent Tamadra Rush!


September 24 (Sunday)

OMEN by HP presents Overwatch Dream Match TGS 2017
11:00 am-1:00 pm

TGS 2017 brings together a dream battle between Japanese representatives of the World Cup 2017 and the team who won the Championship Series at e-Sports X. This heated battle will include Aktm (USG Iridata), Ta1yo (independent), Claire (independent), and more! ZouSenpai (Rampage) and Zelunyan (Rascal Jester) will provide play-by-play commentary.

OMEN by HP is an an official partner of the official Overwatch World Cup 2017 and the recommended PC of the Overwatch Championship Series.


Counter-Strike Online 2
Counter-Strike Online 2 Exhibition Match (provisional name)
2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Legendary Counter-Strike Player noppo will lead Team noppo against pro e-Sports team DetonatioN Gaming. The exhibition match will be bomb defusal and a NEW mode to be rolled out in September. UZI will provide commentary along side emcee Oooda.

Are you looking forward to e-Sport X? Let us know in the comments!

Emile Josef

Jack of All Trades, Master of None, I'll write about anything under the sun. Anime, Games, Comics, or Food, I'll give it a looksie, as long as it's good.

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