Hoping to bring more attention to the World Series of Video Games, the group has landed a 60 minute special on CBS set to air later this month.
On Saturday, December 30th, CBS will broadcast THEY GOT GAME, Stars of the World Series of Video Games, covering some of the pro gamers found in the circuit. Focusing mainly on Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, the special will shed some light on the professional gamer scene.
Beginning on January 21st, 2007, College Sports Television (a CBS station) will produce and broadcast the World Series of Video Games Finals in a five-week series. Some of the games played will be Counter Strike 1.6, Quake 4, Warcraft III: Frozen Throne, Halo 2, Project Gotham Racing 3 and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter. The finals will also be broadcast live on the cstv.com website.
"CSTV is the ideal partner for covering our 2006 Finals. Video games competitions share much in common with the energy, excitement and audience of collegiate sports. CSTV also has one of the best digital media platforms for sports content, so this is a particularly appropriate fit for us," said Matt Ringel, president of Games Media Properties.
Finally, VOOM's Gameplay HD network will cover gaming events in Kentucky, Texas and Sweden. Fans can download coverage of the events throughout December on gameplayhd.com with more to come in February.