For those who want to enjoy sporting events online with their friends, oVice Inc. will release a special layout for public viewing and provide it free of charge until September 5th, 2021. In addition, as part of their "2020 Campaign", oVice will provide free meals for up to 20 people for those who use their eponymous virtual space service to host public viewing events.

How to apply

During the ongoing pandemic, sporting events are being held without spectators, so oVice is offering their virtual space for public viewing free to anyone, and not only to local governments and non-profit organizations which typically hold such public viewing events.

  • Period of the free offer: Until 23:59 on Sunday, September 5th, 2021
  • Application form (in Japanese)


This is perfect for people who want to enjoy sporting events this summer with their friends while also staying safe and maintaining social distance. oVice allows fun interactions between fans in an environment conducive to cheering and enjoying the events this summer!


  • Customers are responsible for securing public viewing broadcasting rights.
  • The oVice virtual space will be not be available between August 9th (Mon.) and August 23rd (Mon.)
  • The free spaces are only available in specific sports layouts (30 kinds)

Sample layouts

For example...Here is the judo arena-style space...

...and here is the soccer arena-style space:

"2020 Campaign"

As part of the "2020 Campaign", oVice will provide free meals for up to 20 people who use the oVice virtual space for public viewing of sporting or other events with 20 or more people.

  • Campaign period: Until 23:59 on Sunday, September 5th (JST)
  • Deadline: The addresses, names, and phone numbers of all participants must be communicated to oVice at the latest three days prior to the date of the public viewing.
  • How to apply: Please input your information in the application form here and check the box for meal preference.

What is oVice?

oVice is a two-dimensional virtual space where people can interact using avatars. It is also equipped with a lockable meeting room function.

You can freely move your avatar around and easily talk to other people by bringing your avatar closer to theirs. Voices close to your avatar sound louder and those farther away sound quieter, giving you the feeling that you are talking in a real space. You can easily participate in conversations that you happen to hear, and the environment is designed to make it conducive to sparking conversations.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.