Australia will play host to awful League of Legends e-sports reality show

    
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Tear your eyes away from the wackadoodle reality show we’re all living in right now: Riot Games has apparently sanctified a reality show for League of Legends to keep you amused. Are you not entertained?! As Eurogamer reports, the show is called The Next Gamer.

“Are you Australia’s next esports star? We’re on the lookout for League of Legends guns. One lucky player will win $10,000 and a contract with one of Australia’s biggest Esports teams. 40 contestants battle it out online over 5 action packed 5 days [sic] to win a spot in The Next Gamer house. 10 successful contestands will join the house in Sydney. Daily challenges and tournaments will test mental fortitude, physical fitness, and teamwork.”

This horror will go on for a week, at which time half the house will be eliminated and the remaining five will be completely destroyed by “Oceania’s top gaming teams,” culminating in a live finale event at which a single winner will be handed $10,000 and a half-year contract with “one of Australia’s best League of legends teams,” and how could that possibly go wrong?

Thanks, Australia.

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Sleepy

“Tear your eyes away from the wackadoodle reality show we’re all living in right now”

Having happened to come straight here from CNN, that made me laugh out loud, thanks Bree :)

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MesaSage

That’s funny because I get that reaction watching CNN.

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kanbe

I’m torn on this. It sounds absolutely awful but that makes me curious to watch the train wreck at the same time.

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silverlock

Well while I’m sure this will be perfectly horrid at least it wont be the Bachelor/Bachelorette level of horrid right?

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Rheem Octuris

If I never hear “Are you not entertained?!” again it will be too soon.

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Sorenthaz

Fitting for a region that’s largely a joke at international events.

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Pandalulz

My daughter has been watching “Total Drama” on Netflix, which is a terrible show, but the parody bits are dead on. That being said, my initial reaction was a survivor style show starring the League of Legends cast. I feel like that would be way more fun even though I realize I know none of the characters. But real people… meh…

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mike foster

Just for clarity, the show is a project from one of the OCE esports teams and not from Riot itself.

EDIT: forgot the work at Riot disclaimer. TBH I don’t think we’re involved in this outside of letting them use the game, but it’s also not a decision I would be part of (would be the OCE Riot Esports team)

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Sally Bowls

Hmmm, is “work at Riot” a disclaimer or humble brag? :-)

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mike foster

Ha! A disclaimer. I’ve been part of the Massively fam for a LONG time and I want to still participate, but I also want to be VERY clear about any potential conflict of opinion when I comment on anything that’s anywhere near League/MOBAs.

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flamethekid .

lol they are doing too much

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Paragon Lost

Ugh, reality shows just do absolutely nothing for me. Not much reality in most of them and often I feel that sometimes the people aren’t really mentally balanced and the production companies are taking advantage of them.

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Greaterdivinity

After how well all the other “gamer” reality TV shows have gone from what I’ve seen, I can only see good things in this shows future.

In that it will provide us tons of hilariously cringey meme and gif material. BRING IT ON, YOU SHAMELESS NERDS! YOUR VOLUNTARY EMBARRASSMENT IS OUR ENTERTAINMENT!