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TV Asahi participates,the largest esports event"RAGE"!

TV Asahi participates,the largest esports event

CyberZ, Inc. and TV Asahi Corporation have announced that they will jointly manage "RAGE," the largest e-sports event in Japan, together with Avex Entertainment, Inc. and TV Asahi Corporation.

What is "RAGE"?

"RAGE" is an e-sports event launched by CyberZ, Inc. in 2015 and started in collaboration with Avex Entertainment, Inc. in 2017.
RAGE combines the next generation of "e-sports" with a variety of entertainment elements to create an event that can be enjoyed not only by tournament participants, but also by spectators.

Funglr Games recently visited the "RAGE 2019 Summer" venue and was overwhelmed by the scale and excitement of the event.

Focus on terrestrial broadcasting

The collaboration with TV Asahi will allow the company to expand into terrestrial broadcasts of games and other TV programs.
The e-sports field has been dominated by Internet distribution, but in recent years, TV programs have been broadcast on various stations, and e-sports is gaining recognition.
If it becomes possible to broadcast not only e-sports programs but also actual live games, it will be possible to reach people who have not had the opportunity to experience e-sports before.

Bringing the strengths of each company to their respective fields

The three companies will be able to maximize their respective strengths in their respective fields of expertise by forming a cooperative structure.
CyberZ will be in charge of planning, operation, and distribution of tournaments and leagues, Avex Entertainment Inc. will be in charge of event production and production, and TV Asahi will be in charge of video production and terrestrial broadcasting.

Becoming a Leader in the e-Sports Industry

It is no exaggeration to say that "RAGE" will become a driving force in the Japanese e-sports industry with the participation of TV Asahi Corporation.
With the addition of TV broadcasting in addition to the large scale events and internet distribution, it will be hard to miss the name "RAGE" in the not-too-distant future.
For more information, please visit the official "RAGE" website.

Comments from representatives of each company

Takahiro Yamauchi, President and Representative Director, CyberZ, Inc.

"RAGE" has been running for four years since its launch in 2015 and has become one of the largest e-sports events in Japan, with more than 35,000 visitors and over 7 million views online. We believe that the creation of star athletes is the most important factor in making e-sports even more enjoyable for a wider range of people in the future. By forming a strong partnership with TV Asahi, we believe that the broadcasting aspect of the RAGE business will be promoted at an accelerated pace and that efforts to expose e-sports players to the masses will increase. The three companies, including Avex Entertainment, a leading entertainment company, will work hand in hand to grow the RAGE business strongly and boost the e-sports industry as a whole.


Company Profile
Company name CyberZ, Inc.
Head Office 16F Shibuya Mark City, 1-12-1 Dogenzaka, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Representative Takahiro Yamauchi, President and Representative Director
Businesses Smartphone advertising business, smartphone media business, e-sports business
URL http://cyber-z.co.jp/

Avex entertainment inc. President and Representative Director: Katsumi Kuroiwa

Thanks to your support, we have been able to continue "RAGE" for two years since we started collaborating with CyberZ.
Until now, CyberZ has planned, managed, and distributed the tournaments and leagues, while we have produced and produced the events. We are very grateful and have high expectations.
We at Avex are determined to further pursue entertainment value and make "RAGE" a global content that attracts attention not only in Japan but also in the rest of the world. We believe that it is very important for us to gain recognition from as many people as possible through this collaboration.
We hope that the three companies will work together to become a dominant force in the Japanese e-sports industry.


Company Profile
Company name avex entertainment inc.
Head Office Avex Building, 3-1-30 Minami Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Representative Katsumi Kuroiwa, President and Representative Director
Business activities Label, Live, Ticket, Alliance, MD, FC, EC business, etc.
URL https://avex.com/jp/ja/

Representative Director, President and COO: Keiji Kameyama, TV Asahi Corporation

TV Asahi has decided to participate in the "RAGE" brand, which has been developed by CyberZ and Avex Entertainment, to contribute to the growth of the e-sports brand to become one of Japan's leading e-sports brands. TV Asahi is firmly determined to contribute to the growth of the "RAGE" brand into Japan's leading e-sports brand and establish "e-sports" as a new broadcasting and distribution content for TV Asahi. TV Asahi has been working closely with various related parties to date, and has been involved in a number of AFC-sponsored tournaments, including the World Cup qualifiers, the figure skating GP series, the British Open and US Open golf tournaments, the World Baseball Classic and Premier 12 baseball tournaments, as well as the World Cup qualifiers. We have delivered excitement and excitement to all of Japan through terrestrial, BS, CS broadcasting and Internet distribution of various sporting events such as World Badminton, World Swimming, and World Gymnastics. We will continue to play a sincere role in making e-sports recognized by many people and taking root as a part of Japan's culture. Please look forward to the future development of "RAGE" and TV Asahi's e-sports activities.


Company Profile
Company name TV Asahi Corporation
Head Office 6-9-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Representative President and COO: Keiji Kameyama
Description of Business Fundamental broadcasting business based on the Broadcasting Act and general broadcasting business
URL https://company.tv-asahi.co.jp/