Introducing young and talented artists active in the entertainment industry, including music, film, animation, and stage.
Broadcast on August 26, 2022
Winning the national championship as a high school student.
The first female professional gamer in "League of Legend,"
active as a pro gamer, model, and media personality.
Otomo Miyu | Pro gamer / Model / Media personality
As a professional gamer "Shakespeare", active in the "League of Legends" division of the professional gaming team "Rascal Jester".
The first woman in Japan to be promoted to a professional player in the game.
Winner of the "2nd and 3rd National High School esports Championships, League of Legends Division" and the "Coca-Cola STAGE:0 2020 League of Legends Division" while in high school.
Also a finalist in the "High School Girls Beauty Pageant 2019".
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- QTell us, how did you get involved with gaming?
- ABoth of my parents are gamers. I started playing games when I was 3 or 4 years old, like Pokémon and computer games. Gaming was a normal part of life for me.
- QHow did you begin playing "League of Legends"?
- AI was in my first year of junior high school. I liked somebody and they played "League of Legends". They invited me to play. So I did. And the rest is history.
- QWhat made you want to participate in the All Japan High School Esports Championship?
- AI truly just loved "League of Legends". So I was interested in participating in a tournament. Also, there was school. I thought it would be faster to study on my own. So I switched schools and entered the tournament.
- QHow did things change for you after winning the All Japan High School Esports Championship?
- AI realized something: Doing the things you want to do leads to the most happiness.
- QWhat makes "League of Legends" special or fun to you?
- AThrough the game, I meet a lot of new types of people. I think that's one fun aspect. Also, it's fun to find people who share your interests or ideas.
- QWhat are you doing for the future of esports?
- AI'm teaching junior high schoolers and high schoolers to game. I try to teach in a gentle way. I hope to help more and more people learn about esports.
- QThank you so much for your time, Miyu!
I hope you're able to share the fun of esports with lots of people!
- AThanks for watching!