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Nippon TV enters eSports business with launch of eSports team AXIZ and new eSports show "eGG"!
Nippon TV enters eSports business with launch of eSports team AXIZ and new eSports show "eGG", which is available for international sales as a finished program.
Marks the first time a television broadcaster in Japan will own an eSports team and produce an eSports show.
Launch of eSports team AXIZ
Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV) established AX Entertainment, Inc. as a new eSports subsidiary company and will enter the field through eSports team AXIZ. Players for AXIZ will spearhead the efforts to bring excitement to Japan's eSports scene through various activities such as participating in professional leagues and appearing in linear TV shows.
■ AXIZ's genres, leagues, and players
AXIZ is a multi-gaming team that is comprised of professional gamers from various genres. "Card games" will be the first category to be established, and the team will participate in RAGE Shadowverse Pro League, a professional online card game battleground.