A new television and digital media Esports is announced by the reality-television production house Lionsgate which will be a partnership between Pilgrim Media Group and ESL, announced by the company.
On the collaboration, Pilgrim Media Group founder Craig Piligian said in a media release, “Pilgrim [Media Group] has a long history of creating competition programming that taps into the passion of fans – whether the playing field is the Octagon, the wilderness, on a fishing boat or in an arena. We’re extremely excited to bring the power, scope and mental muscle of gaming to television in a way that helps these loyal fans experience esports as never before.”
Lionsgate president of interactive ventures and Games Peter Levin added in the media release,“We see tremendous growth potential in esports as it becomes a major player in the gaming ecosystem, and we’re thrilled to bring esports to more fans on an expanding array of platforms.”
Pilgrim Media Group has a history of producing television shows, mainly relating to reality television. Previous shows produced include American Chopper, American Ninja Challenge, Ghost Hunters, and The Ultimate Fighter.