Japan lets you pay to learn gaming lessons from Esports pros
You’re literally playing to learn how to not suck at video games.
Losing in video games, particularly fighting games, is apparently a very big deal in Japanese soil, as a new service will be launching in the country which lets you pay to learn gaming techniques straight from professionals.
Named GameLesson, which is owned by the Japanese stream production company YouDeal, the roster of video game titles which you can pay to get lessons from, include popular fighting games such as Super Smash Bros., Splatoon, and Street Fighter V. The roster of pros to learn lesson from will include Haitani Tatsuya, and Yuta Kawamura, otherwise known as “Abadango”.
But how much would you have to pay just to learn how to properly land a combo from Haitani? A report from Rocketnews cites that pricing will be divided into 2 categories, an Online Tutorial Session, and Local or In-person sessions with the online tutorial price to start at JPY 4,500 (~USD 39) per hour, whereas the local sessions will start at JYP 11,000 (~USD 97).
GameLesson is still gearing up for launch as of this article’s writing with the service to be assumed to officially go live later this year.