The e-sports scene just keeps on becoming more mainstream all the time. Now we have word that League of Legends pro-team TSM (Team Solo Mid) have agreed to a partnership which involves GameSpot, Qualcomm, and CBS Interactive. The team will pick up the moniker TSM Snapdragon and be part of a weekly reality web show that is similar to something like The Real World on MTV.
The web reality show will be called GameCrib, and will launch on February 20th. Episodes will air weekly on Wednesdays through June 14th. The TSM reality show series is set to take place from the team’s San Francisco Bay Area game house.
While TSM may not be playing their best competitive League of Legends right now, they still have one of the largest fan-bases of any LoL pro-team, and plenty of personality for the cameras. TSM coined the “FK It, Bay Life” phrase, and the collection of unique personalities could make for some entertaining viewing. Or the world could see just how boring it is to watch a young man sit in front of a computer for 18 hours a day. I’ll be tuned in to episode one of the TSM reality show to see just what comes of this new e-sports centric entertainment. I just hope the guys don’t try to stage a bunch of shenanigans for the camera like so many “reality” shows do.
There is no doubt that the success or failure of this web show will either open or slam shut the door for future ideas like it. If the GameCrib show is successful, you will no doubt see several other e-sports type reality shows come about pretty quickly. If the producers fail to provide an entertaining viewing experience, then this may be the last we hear of anything close to it. Either way, e-sports is trying to take one giant step into mainstream consciousness.