Bandai Namco has announced the first season of Storm Championship, an eSports program designed to bring Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 into the competitive fighting scene.

Since its launch on 5th February 2016, Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 has already shipped more than 1 million copies.

For the past few years we have been monitoring the growth of the Storm community across Europe, Middle-East, Africa and Australasia but also the growing interest around the competition. Last year we have launched the Storm-League, a platform to support those activities… This year we go even further by organizing the first season of the Storm Championship through the Storm-League! The first season will have a total cash prize of 15 000€ and starts this week! Get ready for epic battles and see you at the finals in the ESL Studio (Cologne)!” Benoit Scappazzoni, Product Manager for Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe.


The first season will feature 16 of the best players from Europe, Middle-East and Eastern Europe who will playing for a total prize of €15,000! The Grand Finals will be held at ESL Studio in Cologne in partnership with the Electronic Sports League and will be streamed on & For more details, head over to the Storm League website.