Japan to open its first eSports center for seniors over 60 next week
ISR Parsonel announced that it will open the doors of its first exclusive eSports center for over 60s on July 2 of this year. “ISR e-Sports” will be part of a retirement center in the Chuou district of Kobe, Japan, and will aim to help expand the activities available to the elderly. The only requirement that players must meet is to be at least 60 years old.
The ISR e-Sports staff will teach its members how to play the different games, and will be responsible for providing support when playing. Regarding game selection, they will have everything from easy-to-control titles to some of today’s most popular eSports.
ISR Parsonel hopes to be able to create jobs in the field of eSports for senior citizens and people with disabilities through the ISR e-Sports center. In turn, they hope to be able to contribute to Japanese society through this field.
Citizens will be able to play online Monday through Friday, and gameplay sessions will last around an hour and a half. They will be followed by 30-minute breaks for a total of two hours per session. Each session, meanwhile, will cost 1,000 yen, which is equivalent to about $ 9.