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Mar 12, 2021

Commencement of “Japan eSports Festival” in Vietnam

  • ● NTT e-Asia Corporation (established in Tokyo, President Hiroshi Tanabe (hereinafter, NTT e-Asia)) and OCG Technology JSC※1 (established in Hanoi, CEO Shunichi Kondo (hereinafter, OCG)) as the first Japanese affiliates will hold online e-Sports※2 event in Vietnam.
  • ● This e-Sports event will be broadcasted as tournament-style from qualifying round, and on March 20th (Sat) and 21st (Sun), the semi-final, final matches and the exhibition match between professional players from Japan and Vietnam, as well as Vietnamese famous influencers playing and introducing Japanese games etc. will be livestreamed.
  • ● With the cooperation of AEON MALL Vietnam※3, a Vietnamese subsidiary of AEON MALL Co., Ltd., the online exhibition match between Japan and Vietnam will be also livestreamed at AEON Ha Dong Mall (Hanoi).
  1. ※1:A joint venture with Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), a state-owned telecommunications service provider in Vietnam.
    ※2:e-Sports is a form of sport competition using video games. e-Sports often takes the form of organized, multiplayer video game competitions, particularly between professional players, individually or as teams.
    ※3:A Vietnamese subsidiary of AEON MALL Co., Ltd. and has opened 6 shopping malls in Vietnam.

  2. 1. Background and purpose

    Due to the spread of the COVID-19 infection, self-restraint of going out and social contact, telework etc. are recommended, and many sports, entertainment events are being canceled. All of which had made significant impacts on various fields. Under such circumstances, e-Sports is gaining worldwide attention as a new way of entertainment that allows people to participate and enjoy games while being at home.
    Vietnam has a large youth population, especially large game population in Southeast Asia countries, so interest in e-Sports is increasing year by year. On the other hand, although Japanese companies are paying close attentions to game content itself, they have lack of proven track record in oversea relating to e-Sports business.
    Therefore, NTT e-Asia, which has business development experiences in Vietnam for years, and OCG, which develops Cloud Game business in Vietnam, by utilizing the strengths of both companies, aim to provide a foothold to the development of e-Sports business in Vietnam via holding this e-Sports event.
    In addition, to hold this event, we are cooperating with NTTe-Sports Co., Ltd. (established in Tokyo, President Hiroshi Nakamura (hereinafter, NTTe-Sports)) which promotes regional revitalization and facilities/education business through e-Sports.

  3. 2. Overview of the event

    In this event, tournament qualifying round and final match by invited players using one of the world's largest e-Sports title "League of Legends Wild Rift”※4, Japanese games experienced by Vietnamese famous influencers, exhibition match between invited professionals of Vietnam and Japan will be livestreamed.

    ※4:A mobile version of the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena genre, one of the most popular e-Sports titles.

  4. Event title Japan eSports Festival
    Schedule (tentative) 1.League of Legends Wild Rift:
    Qualifying: March 13th (Sat) - 18th (Thu), 2021
    Final: March 20th (Sat) and 21st (Sun), 2021
    2.Japanese game titles played by Vietnamese famous influencers on March 18th (Thu) and 20th (Sat), 2021
    3.Exhibition match by professional players from Japan and Vietnam
    March 21st (Sun), 2021 JST 17:00-19:00
    Format Online 
    ※The event participation fee is free, but the Internet connection fee will be borne by the customer.
    Streaming Please check https://jef.ocg.vn for more detail
    Organizer OCG
    Sponsors NTT e-Asia, NTTe-Sports, AEON MALL Vietnam, VNPT

  5. 3. Role of each company

    NTT e-Asia:
    ・ Facilitator for both Japanese and Vietnamese companies.
    ・ With the cooperation of NTT Group and Japanese game content providers, we will provide support for event planning by utilizing data collected in e-Sports event.
    ・ Implementation of technical support utilizing the e-Sports event planning know-how cultivated by the NTT Group in Japan, including support for online match between Japan and Vietnam.

    ・ Organizing, planning and managing the event.
    ・ Cooperation and coordination with supporting companies and partner companies in Vietnam.

  6. 4. Future plans

    Taking this event as an opportunity, we will make a full-scale entry into the e-Sports business in Vietnam and support companies which are considering to expand to Vietnam relating to the e-Sports field. We are also looking for companies (equipment makers, publishers, professional teams, event companies, goods sales companies, etc.) who can support this initiative.
    For more information, please contact us at the contact information below.

<Contact information>

NTT e-Asia:

  • ・ Person in charge: Mr. Thang, Ms. Kawarabayashi
  • ・ E-mail: info@ntte-asia.co.jp

  • OCG:
  • ・ Person in charge: Mr. Nakakita
  • ・ E-mail: contact@ocg.vn
  • There may be changes made to information above. Your kind understanding would be much appreciated.