Tokyo Game Show 2012 Gets Live Video Feed And e-Sports Tournament

February 27, 2012, By Christian Davis

If you’re like me, then a trip to Tokyo, Japan is definitely not in the near future. That means I (you) will miss out on a lot of new gaming culture and one of the best video game shows that our blue planet has to offer — The Tokyo Game Show. The now 22 year old industry trade show is going to allow everyone from around the world to enjoy the event through their very first live stream. If booking a flight to Tokyo is out of the question, this will be your chance to see what all the fuss is about.

The goal of the event organizers is to try and “convey the excitement of Tokyo Game Show to international game fans” through their live stream. The Tokyo Game Show is a monumental industry event housing over 220,000  people in last years four day event; 13,000 more than the previous year.  Those are great numbers but still not up to the goals that the organizers want to reach especially since they’re trying to be the largest video game show in the world.

To give you an idea of how much work they still have ahead of them, The Asia Game Show in Hong Kong brought in a mind blowing 472,000 people in a four day time span. Gamescom in Germany reached a cap of 275,000 people last year during their event. The stream will hopefully encourage people to make the trip out to Tokyo the following year and experience the show in person.

Along with the live stream, the game show will also house an Asia e-Sports tournament consisting of Asia’s top players competing in real-time strategy games — probably Starcraft II– and Sports Games. And to top that all off, the Tokyo Game Show is even going to expand upon their already massive cosplay event.

The Tokyo Game Show will run from September 20th to September 23rd.

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