League of Legends is invading reality TV Down Under
Fancy yourself a League of Legends pro? Well, now's your chance to prove it on the realest medium of all: reality TV.
League of Legends' popularity has never been in doubt. The free-to-play MOBA has done so well for Riot Games that the developer went and built its own internet out of unclaimed fibre-optic cables in the ground just so League players wouldn't have to deal with so much lag. Now, though, the game has achieved the true mark of greatness by spawning its own reality TV show, The Next Gamer.
Set right here in Australia, The Next Gamer will see 40 of our country's best League players compete in a five-day online tournament for a place in the show's Sydney group house. The top 10 players will make it to the house where they'll undergo a weeklong gauntlet of daily challenges and tournaments, out of which only five players will make it through. Those five will have to set aside their differences and join forces against the top esports team in the Oceania region, culminating in a live final against a professional League of Legends team.
After all that, the one player deemed the best of the best will receive $10,000 and a six-month contract with one of the biggest League of Legends teams in the country.
There's no news yet on when the show will begin filming, or how eager League players should go about signing up, but we'll keep you posted as soon as we know more.