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ESports Explosion
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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.

EA Sports
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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.

Dara O Briain and computer games unify for UKTV`s Dave

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.

The group captains are Steve McNeil, a self-confessed gaming geek, and Sam Pamphilon, a cynical amateur, who both devised and hosted the original Edinburgh show. Each week they will assist their celebrity guest teammate through five rounds of progressively competitive, hilarious video gaming contests. Whether it be an arcade classic like Pac-Man, the latest hit Grand Theft Auto or Fallout title, the most advanced computer innovation and even epic game-inspired physical obstacles, Dara and the program s resident video gaming specialist Ellie Gibson will be on hand to adjudicate, commentate, and generally end up the candidates. The series will be recorded in front of a live studio audience who will decide the winner of each round.