What is a professional gamer in Japan? What is the definition?
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It is a difficult quetion!
Pro-gamers have no consensus definition at this point in Japan. For example, a professional baseball player has a clear definition of being a baseball player who contracts with a professional baseball team that is a member of the Japan Baseball Organization (NPB) and receives a reward as his main business. But professional gamer is currently under development.
However, it is generally said that in the past, “players who win prizes at competitions.”
Currently, “people who are rewarded for playing games” are professional gamers.
For example, “competition prize money”, “sponsor contract”, “play distribution and live commentary”, “provision of information like bloggers”, and “certification of license” to get rewards at the competition.
We understand the prize money and sponsorship contracts. Is it okay to be a professional who earns money through video distribution and information provision? The current situation is that the idea of including them is strong. But they are gray.
The absolute condition is that you are playing by yourself. You can’t be a pro at all, even if you get paid for the videos that others are playing.
Skills and minds are absolutely necessary for a professional gamer.
A professional is an entertainer who is socially correct, never fraudulent, has outstanding skills, and improves them daily to contribute to the development of the game industry.
We don’t want owners with a bad mind to be professional.
What is the current definition of professional gamers in Japan?
Being rewarded for playing the game and being a player with the following mindset:
- It is socially correct and never dishonest.
- The skill is outstanding.
- Practice to improve the skills every day.
- Contributing to the development of games and the game industry.
- Do your best to give dreams and hopes to entertain those who are watching.
At present, organizations such as the Japan eSports Union (JeSU) have been established and are being maintained by issuing a professional license.
As e-sports become more exciting and familiar to us, it is likely that we will have a clear definition of professional gamers.
We will introduce the professional license of the Japan eSports Union (JeSU) in another proceedings.