Virtua Fighter x eSports has been mentioned specifically as an initiative in Sega Sammy's latest business report. While details of the project are still scarce, the report mentions that
As expected, we will have to keep waiting for more details to be revealed slowly over time.
Virtua Fighter x eSports was listed as a latest topic for the report, alongside Persona 5: Royale's sales results, RE:Zero Smartphone game's launch and the release of a new pachislot machine.
The full business report can be viewed here;