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Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry decides to sponsor adult esports league "AFTER 6 LEAGUE"

社会人eスポーツリーグ「AFTER 6 LEAGUE」を経済産業省が後援決定

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will sponsor the " AFTER 6 LEAGUE " e-sports league for working adults, it was announced on the official Twitter page of the AFTER 6 LEAGUE.
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has already supported the AFTER 6 LEAGUE through the Japan eSports Union (JeSU) and the Shibuya-ku SDGs Association, but this is the first time for a national government organization to sponsor the event.



AFTER 6 LEAGUE is an e-sports league for working adults run by the AFTER 6 LEAGUE Executive Committee.
Companies on the executive committee include Toppan Printing, Dentsu Group, CCI, STA, eS-League, April Knights, and DiCE.
It is noteworthy that the committee members come from a wide variety of industries and company sizes.
We at funglr Games have been keeping a close eye on the "After 6 League" since before it was launched, and the fact that the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is sponsoring this event is quite understandable.

Why is METI sponsoring the event?


METI is always looking for economic effects of e-sports in cooperation with JeSU and other organizations.
The economic effects not only on e-sports but also on the surrounding industries are quite large.
However, from the perspective of "e-sports business," it tends to be narrowly focused on prize money from events, sponsorship income, and distribution on YouTube and Twitch.

The potential for new markets and new industries in e-sports is wide, and there are still many potential businesses, but the reality is that it is difficult for those who have no or limited working experience to realize their potential.
Therefore, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry's sponsorship of the "After 6 League," an e-sports league for working people in the corporate world, is of great significance and has great synergies that are yet to be seen.

This time, METI is sponsoring "AFTER 6 LEAGUE season 2," and we are not sure what will happen after season 2 is over, but we hope that METI will continue to support the league.

AFTER 6 LEAGUE" season 2 begins!

The second season 2 of the "AFTER 6 LEAGUE," sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, will be held from the second half of this month.
The participating companies are as follows

League of Legends Division

Group A
  • Accenture Corporation
  • Kadokawa Dwango Gakuen
  • Third Wave Inc.
  • Taisho Pharmaceutical Co.
  • Japan Business Systems Corporation
  • Broadmedia Corporation
  • Yamaha Corporation
  • LAC Corporation
Group B】
  • iFreak Mobile Inc.
    + Higuchi Research Institute Corporation (joint team)
  • Outsourcing Technology Inc.
  • City Communications Inc.
  • Nippon Telegraph and Telephone East Corporation
  • Fujitsu Limited
  • ProVision Corporation
  • Other 2 companies

Apex Legends Division

  • Aqua Star Inc.
  • e-REVO Corporation
  • Wit One Corporation
  • Ora Town Hall
  • Osaka Delivery Co.
  • Okinawa Daiken Corporation
  • QTnet Corporation
  • Gunma Prefectural Government
  • Koei Tecmo Games Co.
  • Sakura Internet Inc.
  • GA technologies, Inc.
  • JCOM Corporation
  • Cisco Systems G.K.
  • Softbank Corporation
  • Tanseisha Corporation
  • T2 Corporation
  • Dell Technologies
  • Tokyo Metro Corporation
  • Trend Pro Co.
  • Heart and Brain Co.
  • Bewith Co.
  • Bit Crew Inc.
  • Fujitsu Group
  • ProVision Corporation
  • Frontier International Inc.
  • BASE Corporation
  • Rakuten Group, Inc.
  • Rohto Pharmaceutical Co.
  • G-STAR Gaming 【Special Contestant Bracket】.


  • AOI Pro.
  • AOI Pro.
  • Alphakt Corporation
  • NTT West Japan
  • Elbark Quality Co.
  • Ota City Hall
  • Kuriyama Steel Corporation
  • GMO Pepabo Inc.
  • Shichiyo Seisakusho Co.
  • Sharp Corporation
  • Mitsui O.S.K. Dry Bulk Corporation
  • Shochiku Corporation
  • Shinko Environmental Maintenance Co.
  • Star Flyer Co.
  • Seven Net Shopping Co.
  • Chiba Interior Co.
  • T-Gaia Corporation
  • DIP Corporation
  • TV Niigata Broadcasting Network Co.
  • Hinode Home for the Elderly
  • Nissio Yugen Kaisha, Ltd.
  • Japan PC Service Co.
  • PERSOL Group
  • BS Japan Corporation
  • Fujisawa City Kogyo Kosha Co.
  • Fuji Mirai Corporation
  • BOOKOFF Corporation, Inc.
  • Matsuya Cellophane Co.
  • Meitetsu Kanko Bus Co.
  • Yamaha Corporation
  • You Me Class Co.
  • Rent-A-Com Hokkaido Co.

The passionate competition between employees of eminent companies playing popular titles is a must-see in itself.
Check the official AFTER 6 LEAGUE website for details on tournament regulations and schedule.


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