A reality TV show is set to launch in Australia called “The Next Gamer,” in which 10 players will fight for a chance to win a six-month contract with a League of Legends team competing in the Oceanic Pro League.
Although the official link for the show currently shows no details, Kotaku Australia managed to nab a screenshot of the page before it was changed. According to the screenshot, one of the 10 contestants will be able to win 10,000 AUD (about $8,000) and “a contract with one of Australia’s biggest esports teams.”
Out of a pool of applicants, 40 contestants will compete with each other for five days for a spot in a gaming house located in Sydney. Once the show starts, the 10 final contestants will play a week’s worth of battle with five contestants being eliminated. The final five will then have to go up against Oceania’s top gaming teams “as they build the skills and teamwork necessary to join a professional League of Legends team.”
According to the Kotaku report, the application stated that applicants provide previous competitive experience, a video application, their current rank in League of Legends, and links to their social media accounts. The applicants are also expected be available for an online qualifier from Aug. 11-15 and that the finalists be available from Aug. 19-Sept. 6. It’s unclear when or where the show will air.
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