Sci-fi shooter Halo 5: Guardians from Microsoft will be the basis for serial reality show about eSports. Game Developer 343 Industries signed an agreement with the broadcaster Pilgrim Media Group, according to which they will be engaged in the creation of the show together. Partners did not disclose the date of the premiere of the transmission.
This is the first transaction in the framework of the joint project of Pilgrim Media, Lionsgate and eSports ESL league, aimed at the creation and distribution of original content through eSports TV and streaming services. Last year, Lionsgate has invested in Pilgrim Media about $ 200 million.
Since its launch, held in 2001, a series of Halo brought to its creators more than $ 5 billion in global sales. As says the publisher, e-sports is a key element of Halo 5: Guardians – so that European and North American players weekly fight each other in tournaments like the World Championship and Halo Halo Championship Series
“We continue to be amazed at the excitement that surrounds the eSports – Pilidzhian said Craig (Craig Piligian), Pilgrim Media General direkor. – Fans of eSports and of Halo games extremely passionate and devoted to their favorite projects and franchises – they are exactly the type of audience for which we want to make content “
Vulfkill Kiki (Kiki Wolfkill), the head of 343 Industries Halo mezhmediynomu for development, adding that the reality show “will show viewers the intensity and extremity eSports competitions in Halo 5: Guardians». Peter Levin (Peter Levin), president of interactive games companies, and Lionsgate, and Stephen Roberts (Steven Roberts), Executive Chairman of the North American ESL departments assisted in making a deal with 343 Industries.
Among the companies in their efforts to promote e-sports – Turner and WME-IMG, created ELeague; Amazon, bought strimingovy service Twitch; and Activision Blizzard, bought earlier this year, the majority of Major League Gaming’s assets.