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Major League Gaming Has A TV Deal 58

Posted by Zonk
from the watch-it-after-monk dept.
Gamasutra reports that the Major League Gaming organization has signed a deal with the USA network to televise some of their competitions. From the article: "League programming, available at MLGpro.com all year long, will culminate in seven one-hour episodes that will air on the USA Network during the holiday season. In addition, the company also announced a MLG Pro Invasion Bus Tour, which will kick off in the summer and make 100 stops around the country. The Tour features MLG pros traveling across the U.S. in search of the next generation of professional gamers."
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Major League Gaming Has A TV Deal

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  • by turbopunk (806995) <cgardner&gmail,com> on Monday April 17, 2006 @12:40PM (#15142897)
    I think the idea that it was signed to USA is very good. The key reason being the fact that USA is owned by NBC. This gives an avenue for gaming to cross over into major networks.
  • by RingDev (879105) on Monday April 17, 2006 @01:01PM (#15143062) Homepage Journal
    Okay, personally, for the most part, I think this is going to suck. Just watching someone else play from the FPS perspective, listening to some over excited basement dweller scream "OMG did you just see that!?!?"

    What would be much more entertaining would be to run in like a football game. With a dozen camera operators around the level, and a production studio switching cameras, runing replays, and poping up stats windows. Then get some sports announcers to comment on the progress, and fill them up with trivia knowledge on the players, clans, levels, and games.

    -Rick

Reality must take precedence over public relations, for Mother Nature cannot be fooled. -- R.P. Feynman

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