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Taito, Japan’s Leading Arcade Gaming Company, to Host First-Ever US Event at The Wall at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino; Toushinsai-Vegas Qualifier to Take Place Aug. 1

Taito, Japan’s Leading Arcade Gaming Company, to Host First-Ever US Event at The Wall at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino; Toushinsai-Vegas Qualifier to Take Place Aug. 1
Caesars Entertainment 
will host the North American qualifier of the largest of e-Arcade sports competitions when it welcomes Japanese company TAITO and their TOUSHINSAI-VEGAS qualifier competition to The Wall eSports Gaming Lounge in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 from 12- 6 p.m. PST.

This will be the first time they will hold a qualifying competition in North America which will be open to global competitors.

“Caesars Entertainment is excited to host TOUSHINSAI competitors from around the globe.” John Linss, Vice President of Strategic Investment Initiatives at Caesars Entertainment remarked. “Our company has long fostered the rapidly growing eSports industry throughout our resorts, and we are happy to be collaborating with TAITO to bring their e-Arcade sports qualifier to North America for the first time.”

This tournament will be a three-on-three single elimination in Street Fighter V (Type Arcade from Capcom). It will be live streamed around the world and in other Caesars eSports venues such as at the LINQ Hotel + Experience. The winning team will receive a trip to Tokyo and automatic entry into the next TOUSHINSAI in Japan in 2020.

“Caesars and The Wall have been great partners in providing a unique venue opportunity for our first qualifier in North America,” said Tetsu Yamada, President and Representative Director of Taito. “Their experience in eSports and entertainment coupled with state-of-the-art facilities will mean that our participants and their guests will have a first-class experience. In addition, eSports is anticipated to become an important attraction for the future IRs in Japan and Caesars is an ideal partner for us given its track record of innovation in the IR industry.”

As the largest of e-Arcade sports competitions, TOUSHINSAI has been held in Japan by TAITO, creator of the iconic Space Invaders phenomenon, since 2015. More than 6,000 players from all over the world competed at the highest level during the recent 2018-2019 event.

The Wall at Caesars Entertainment’s Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino offers a stocked bar of craft beers, international street fare, as well as, a full technical suite of equipment. It also represents a new paradigm in eSports entertainment in the world’s premier entertainment city – Las Vegas.

TOUSHINSAI Las Vegas Qualifier Details

  • When: Aug. 1, 2019 from 12- 6 p.m. PST
  • Place: The Wall eSports Gaming Lounge at Caesars Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada USA
  • Category:  “Street Fighter V Type Arcade” PC(STEAM) edition
  • Competition: 3 on 3 team battle, Single-elimination tournament (other rules apply)
  • Players registration: Starting at 10 a.m. JST on Friday, June 28 (7 p.m. PST) at TOUSHINSAI official website
  • Registration link: https://form.taito.co.jp/a.p/363/
    Players Application Form
    / OPEN at 10 a.m., Tue 28th June (JST)