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Thirdverse to Host the “X8 University Invitational Tournament” at Tokyo Game Show 2023

TOKYO, Japan – August 17, 2023 – Thirdverse Co., Ltd. today revealed that they will be hosting the “X8 University Invitational Tournament” starting in September this year. Ten eSports teams from universities across Japan will participate and compete in the VR multiplayer hero shooter “X8.” The final tournament will take place at the Tokyo Game Show 2023 on September 24th. On the last day of the event, Thirdverse will host a dedicated event on the showfloor for the “X8 University Invitational Tournament,” and anyone attending the event can try out “X8.”

“X8” is a VR multiplayer hero shooter where various heroes from different shooting game worlds gather across time and space to battle using incredible abilities. Players can form two teams of up to 5 players each for the competition. The tournament will be conducted in a 5v5, and Thirdverse will provide 5 PICO 4 devices free of charge to each participating team.

The ten participating teams are as follows:

  • University of Tokyo : eSports Team UTes
  • Waseda University : eSports Team
  • Osaka Metropolitan University : eSports Team OMU-GAMING
  • Nagoya University : eSports Team Disboard
  • University of Tsukuba : eSports Team FiO
  • Otemon Gakuin University : eSports Team EOS
  • Kanazawa University : eSports Team KUeST
  • Tokyo University of Technology : eSports Team A2Z
  • Nagaoka Institute of Technology : eSports Team NUTe
  • Nihon University : eSports TeamNihon Penguins

Comment from Thirdverse CBO and Executive Producer of “X8,” Masaru Ohnogi:
“Since May of this year, ‘X8’ has been in Early Access as a VR hero shooter with a strong focus on eSports. With active feedback from the community, the game has evolved into a more refined experience. I’m thrilled to organize the event, and we’ll have the first offline tournament on the stage of Tokyo Game Show 2023. I can’t wait to see players from various universities compete for the top spot. If you are attending Tokyo Game Show 2023, join us at the booth and enjoy playing ‘X8’ and the University Invitational Tournament on the 24th.”

Booth Information:
Event Dates: September 21st to 22nd / Business Days
September 23rd to 24th / General Public Days
Event Hours: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Until 5:00 PM on September 21st)
Booth Location: Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall, VR/AR Corner 09-E18
Host: Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA)


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