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Japan’s first eSports gym proving Asia’s dominance in competitive gaming investments

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Imagine going to the gym that doesn’t require active wear, weights, burpee’s or even a drop of sweat…

Japan is opening its first gym for esports in Tokyo.

It will be a place for all gamers to train and get professional coaching, and just like the boxing ring … it will be known as ‘the competitive gaming space’

By the end of this month – amateur and professional gamers can step foot into the esports gym in the country’s capital city.

Gamers can join a lounge of PCs fitted out with some of Japan’s most popular games, including Valorant and League of Legends.

Just like a regular gym – people can opt for a one off visit, buy a monthly membership or pay extra for a personal coaching session.

This year global eSports revenue will reach over $1 billion dollars and Investors are taking notice.

eSports is dominated by Asia and this gym isn’t the first for the region…

There’s a 24-hour one in Singapore and a 10-story facility in South Korea.

South Korea’s T1 eSports empire

In South Korea, professional gamers have access to a Nike-sponsored gym, nutritionists, cafeteria, and English language classes

The Tokyo Olympics are set to kick off in Just 80 days, featuring traditional sports like weight lifting, swimming and basketball…

But digital athletes may be able to win a medal by the next olympics in China, where a major eSports hub is currently being built.

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Tech researchers argue that ChatGPT’s AI comedy is beating humans to the punchline

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ChatGPT has taken to the stand-up stage, with some researchers arguing that AI has finally beaten humans to the punchline.

GenAI takes the next leap forward, now targeting the comedy scene – but will the machines get the last laugh?

Tom Finnigan from Talkingbrands.ai joins to discuss all the latest AI updates. #featured

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OpenAI’s secret project ‘Strawberry’ tech aims to advance AI reasoning capabilities

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OpenAI has embarked on a secretive project codenamed ‘Strawberry’, aimed at developing advanced reasoning capabilities for its AI systems.

The project, shrouded in secrecy, is reported to involve a multidisciplinary team of researchers and engineers pushing the boundaries of machine learning.

Dr. Karen Sutherland from UniSC joins to discuss. #featured

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Esports officially recognised by Olympic officials as they aim to “keep up with digital age”

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Saudi Arabia will host the first official Olympic Esports Games in 2025, in a bid to “keep up with digital age”.

The decision comes amidst growing global interest in esports and the influence and cultural impact of gaming in the digital era.

The event aims to showcase top esports talent and foster international unity through competitive gaming on a global stage.

Emily Leaney discusses all the latest.

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