Move Aside Poker TV – Here Comes Gamer TV
AP is reporting that professional video gaming is set to debut on cable television later this year. Major League Gaming plan to air seven one hour shows on the USA Network featuring the pro circuit and its players. AP reports:
“This is the sign that pro gaming has finally arrived to the mass market,” said Matthew Bromberg, MLG’s president and chief operating officer. “It’s like poker was two years ago, or NASCAR 15 years ago.”
The upcoming televised series will aim to engage viewers with not only with the game play itself — featuring top players of Halo 2 on Xbox and Super Smash Bros. Melee on Nintendo — but also sports-like commentary and profiles of the players.