The league, which starts on Saturday, May 5 2018, will be hosted jointly by Avex Entertainment Inc., Cygames, Inc., and AbemaTV, Inc.’s gaming channel “Ultra Games”.
The 4 professional esports teams listed below belong to the league. This is a professional league with new efforts such as having each team carrying out public offerings for the players by the season opening and guaranteeing the minimum income (salary) of players entering the league.
Team Name: au DetonatioN
Official Partner: au (KDDI Corporation mobile phone/mobile communication business)
Official Partner: SAPPORO BREWERIES LTD.
Official Partner: Oyatsu Company, Ltd.
Official Partner: YOSHIMOTO KOGYO CO.,LTD.
Each match will be held at the largest esports studio in Japan, “OPENREC STUDIO”, and the league is planning a complete weekly broadcast on the “AbemaTV”'s “Ultra Games” channel and on “OPENREC.tv”, where everyone can watch the matches.
The league focuses on discovering new players through league matches, and will fully support the dreams of game players who want to play as professional athletes.
RAGE 2018 Spring
・Strategic multiplayer digital card game “Shadowverse” (Cygames, Inc.)
・Competitive fighting game “Street Fighter V Arcade Edition” (CAPCOM CO., LTD.)
・Nintendo Switch™ software “Splatoon 2” (Nintendo Co., Ltd.)
Within these matches at the “RAGE Shadowverse Chronogenesis GRAND FINALS”, with decisions made in a record peak of 8,000 participants, 8 tournament winners have not only won prize money totalling 4 million yen, but they have also won the right to participate in the “Shadowverse World Grand Prix 2018” with a winning prize of about 100 million yen.
*CyberZ, Inc. As of March 22, 2018. Total sum of attendees and viewers of: RAGE Shadowverse Chronogenesis East Japan qualifying round (February 3 to 4, 2018), RAGE Shadowverse Chronogenesis West Japan qualifying round (February 11 to 12, 2018), RAGE 2018 Spring (March 21, 2018)