Curiously absent in the recent and gigantic uptick of eSports enthusiasm in America, are sports video games. League of Legends' world championship sold out Staples Center and drew more viewership than The Masters in 2o13, but games such as Madden, FIFA and NBA 2K have not yet begun to approach that level of attracting spectators.
Despite EA Sports recently reviving the Madden Challenge on a smaller scale and announcing a specific eSports focus, the road to establishing a spot for Madden and other sports games with the League of Legends and DOTA 3′s of the world is still a long one.
UKTV`s leading entertainment channel Dave remains to broaden its entertainment slate by diving into the world of computer games with brand name brand-new commission Dara O Briain s Go 8 Bit.
The six part series, has hour long episodes, is based upon the smash hit live Edinburgh program Go 8 Bit and hosted by comedian and gaming lover Dara O Briain. Each week the show will see two celebrity guests contend to be crowned 8 Bit Champion. The new series is developed and produced by DLT Entertainment and is its very first commission since expanding to non-narrative entertainment.