eSports meets reality TV in new CBS web series

5 Posted by - February 8, 2013 - Engagement Activities, eSports, News, Uncategorized

CBS Interactive is looking to offer a eSports fans a new way to appreciate competitive gaming, as it will soon launch a web-based reality show that focuses on the lives of top League of Legends competitors.

The new series, dubbed GameCrib, will follow League of Legends team TSM Snapdragon (formerly Team Solomid) as they compete in virtual tournaments and live together in the San Francisco Bay Area. GameCrib is sponsored by Qualcomm, and promises to shed new light on the day-to-day lives of professional game players.

Regardless of how it turns out, this new series could become a real landmark for the eSports community, as it will be one of the first major productions to focus on the lifestyles of eSports competitors rather than their in-game skills.

If done right, the show could help humanize the members of TSM Snapdragon. Fans could learn about the personalities behind this popular team, giving them more reason to connect to the players and engage with the eSports community.

eSports appears to be growing faster than ever, and GameCrib is now just the latest development for this quickly expanding online community. Developers working in the competitive space should take note, as it seems eSports are here to stay.

CBS Interactive’s GameCrib will debut February 20 on GameSpot.com, and new episodes will air each Wednesday until June 14. Additional streaming content and highlights will be available on Twitch TV.

2 comments
Mdalp
Mdalp

Oh man just submitted an outline of a show like this to writers guild of America too ...

Mdalp
Mdalp

Oh man just submitted an outline of a show like this to writers guild of America too ...