Akita Prefecture's " Matagi Snipers, " Japan 's first professional senior e-sports team with an average age of 65 or older, will be fully operational in September 2021.
The team members, who aim to become "a person who their grandchildren will look up to", have gathered together and are honing their skills every day. They are honing their skills day by day.
Since there are only a few professional e-sports teams of senior citizens in the world, the team attracted a lot of media coverage at the time of its launch and attracted attention not only in Japan but also around the world.
More than half a year has passed since the start of "Matagi Snipers," and we have begun recruiting new members for future activities !
We have expanded the age range to 60 and are now accepting applications for "junior" members as well!
Matagi Snipers" is now recruiting new members!
As we continue our activities, it is very important to have new members because the more members we have, the better we will be able to practice together, and the more members we will be able to have in our team, the better we will be able to fit in the competitions.
Matagi Snipers" is a team with an average age of over 65 years old, but we are also looking for people between 60 and 64 years old to join as " junior members" for the future team.
This means that fathers and mothers who have wanted to participate but have given up because they are under 65 years of age will have a chance!
The competition titles are "Fortnite," "Apex Legends," and "VALORANT," which is aptly named "Matagi Snipers," but it seems that the teams will play a variety of games depending on the titles released. The new members will be recruited by the new members.
And the application guidelines for new members are
- Be 60 years of age or older as of June 1, 2022
- Must live in Akita Prefecture
- Be able to communicate in Japanese
- Be able to attend practice sessions of approximately 3 hours several times a month.
(Practices will be held at the AeSU Training Center, but online participation is also possible if you have a communication environment and equipment at home.)
- You must be serious about the game.
The AeSU Training Center is located in Akita, Japan.
The AeSU Training Center is located on the 1st floor of Akita Sky Plaza, 3-3-10 Nakadori, Akita City.
It is a bit far away from the southern part of the prefecture, but you can also participate online, so check your home environment and connection speed!
If you have any questions, please use the inquiry form on the official AeSU website, call the Akita e-Sports Union Secretariat "Matagi Snipers Section" at 050-3646-0965, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to hearing from you!
The application period is open until Wednesday, August 31, 2022.
That being said, for those who are not quite sure what to expect over the phone or by email, information sessions are being held at the AeSU Training Center.
Upcoming dates are.
- Thursday, June 30, 2022
- Monday, July 11, 2022
- Monday, July 24, 2022
- Monday, August 1, 2022
The times are from 11:00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. on each of these dates.
In addition to these dates, there may be more dates if there are many inquiries, so please check the information if you are unable to attend on these dates.
Also, advance reservations are required for the information sessions.
Please apply for the briefing session using the inquiry form on the official AeSU website, and let us know the date you would like to attend!
The world of e-sports is about to get even more exciting, but it is the fathers and mothers who will make Akita's e-sports shine!
Let's make Akita a place of excitement as a new member of the "Matagi Snipers"!
For more information on the Matagi Snipers, please visit the official website, and for details on recruiting new members, please visit the official AeSU website!
And be sure to check out the official YouTube channel of the Matagi Snipers, where videos of past activities and player introductions are available!