Esports, which stands for “electronic sports,” refers to sports competitions using computer games and video games. The size of the esports market in 2018 is said to have grown to $900 million, with a fan base of 380 million people.
As esports attracts increasing attention in Japan as well, the Japan League of “League of Legends,’ said to be the most famous game in the esports market, was established in 2016. Burning Core, a professional gaming team competing in Summer Split 2018 of the “League of Legends Japan League (LJL)’, shows great promise for the future.
JOLED has long considered esports to be an application that promises to demonstrate the advantages of OLED displays; a self-illuminating devices that deliver superb picture quality with high contrast, high color reproducibility, and a fast response rate.
Using its proprietary RGB printing technology, JOLED manufactures medium-sized OLED displays that had been considered a difficult challenge to produce using conventional vapor deposition techniques. It ships these units for use in high-end monitors and other products. Through this partnership, JOLED will work together with Burning Core to develop OLED displays optimal for esports use, through activities including having team members test monitors and exchange of opinions on visual expression that draws out the appeal of the games.