Naruto Sets Up League With Help From Successful ESL

By   /   Jul 2, 2014

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution doesn’t only have a ridiculously lengthy name; it’s also stretching out into eSports territory. Everything is eSports lately, even dance games.

Anyway, publisher Bandai Namco announced that it has put up the Storm League for the game, where the community can flock together to easily square off.

It’s not some bush-league competition either; the company went to ask for notes from the Electronic Sports League, more known under its ESL acronym. This brand in eSports is one of the major players, putting up its own ESL leagues and the Intel Extreme Masters, for example.

With their aid, the Storm League should become a platform where players can set up their own tournaments and find others. Some starting matches are already in place for the current Japan Expo 2014 in France.

To participate, simply register a gamer tag, search for a competition and join in. After you’ve played all the matches, you’ll be able to confirm your results and claim sweet bragging rights.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution isn’t out yet though. That only happens on September 12, 2014.

Still, Bandai Namco has made sure the competitive platform is already operational for the fighting game’s demo, which should be out on Playstation Network and Xbox Live about now.

In related news, ESL has been thriving as well. It recently announced that it daily had 12,500 visitors for its ESL One Frankfurt 2014 event. This Dota 2 event was also witnessed by over 500,000 viewers online.

Maybe part of ESL’s success is that it doesn’t have a name longer than a triathlon. Take note, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution.