On the 2nd of July, an esports center aimed at senior citizens will open in Kobe, Japan.
Called ISR Esports, it will only cater to people who are aged 60 years old and above. The establishment is open to those who have never played a video game before, with staff on hand to help.
Seniors will be introduced to some basic gaming experiences, so they can understand the mechanics of gaming, then, they can play, what ISR Esports called, full-blown esports titles.
ISR Esports says it’ll follow the guidelines of protection and prevention regarding the coronavirus, considering that people 65 years and older are at higher risk.
There are a lot more senior gamers out there than some realize. In the US alone, according to a study by the AARP, there were almost 51 million American gamers over 50 years old in 2019, playing an average of five hours a week.