E-sports player Yota Kachi plays Bandai Namco Holdings Inc’s video game Tekken, at an arcade in Tokyo. Photographer: Kentaro Takahashi/Bloomberg

You can now officially play e-sports for money in Japan

New licences put gamers on same footing as professional football players, while the industry holds first big-money tournament 

Topic |   E-sports

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E-sports player Yota Kachi plays Bandai Namco Holdings Inc’s video game Tekken, at an arcade in Tokyo. Photographer: Kentaro Takahashi/Bloomberg
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