Australian eSports are set to get the reality TV treatment in the form of a new series called The Next Gamer.
Broadcast over YouTube, the series will follow wannabe pro-players of the popular online MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) League of Legends.
Over the course of the series, ten players will be live together in a house in Sydney “where they will battle it out for a contract with one of Australia’s biggest Esports teams.”
The Next Gamer is currently taking applications, with an initial pool of forty contestants set to fight for a place within the house over five days.
Once the action relocates to the Sydney-based property, “five contestants will be eliminated and the final five will have to face Oceania’s top gaming teams as they attempt to build the skills and teamwork necessary to join a professional League of Legends team,” the newly-minted webpage for the series reads.
Then, “In a live finale The Next Gamer team will face an OPL to prove their worth. The gamer that has shown they have what it takes to go pro will go home with $10,000 in prize money and a six month contract with the one of Australia’s best League of Legends teams.”
Based on the application form for the series, which says “finalists must be available August 19 – September 6,” expect to hear more about The Next Gamer soon.