After three months of delay due to the coronavirus pandemic, the first hotel specialized in eSports in Japan, e-ZONe, opened its door to eager patrons this July in the city of Osaka.
«I spend about 4 to 5 hours every day (for the games). I would like to come to this facility every week,» said Nakaiso Yuta, a student on Sunday.
With an interior that reminds you of computer games themselves, the first three floors of the complex have several rooms with 72 high-performance computers for online gaming and streaming.
The hotel, which opened with limited capacity due to the coronavirus pandemic, has a total of 95 beds both in capsule format and private single rooms with private computers.
«This area is called Nihonbashi in Osaka, which is like holy land for 'otaku' (literally the nerds). What is convenient for customers in our facility is that it is possible to play a game and take a rest, then take a shower in the morning and go out. That is the most attractive point,» said Manager of e-ZONe Hirata Kazuma.