The CW is bringing eSports to broadcast TV subsequent month

The CW is bringing eSports to broadcast TV next month

The rising reputation of eSports is making conventional TV networks take discover. We all know ESPN’s already working onerous to embrace that group, and now The CW appears to be on an analogous path. In partnership with Machinima, the favored YouTube gaming manufacturing firm, CW might be airing the ESL Mortal Kombat X Professional League Finals on its broadcast tv channel within the US. When you’re into it, you’ll be able to watch the primetime particular occasion February fifteenth at 8PM ET — no pay-TV wanted.

Up till now, eSports occasions had been restricted to cable networks like ESPN or Spike, however this might be an indication of issues to return. As a part of the deal, Machinima’s Chasing the Cup documentary collection is streaming on The CW’s Seed web site, the place you will discover 5 video episodes overlaying this Mortal Kombat X competitors.

The very fact CW and Machinima are working collectively is because of Warner Bros., as Selection notes, which has a stake in each of those properties.