Discovery Channel has just launched the eSports: The Rise of the New King documentary. It is expected to air in different countries over the next few days.
This documentary is nearly an hour long and talks about how gaming, eSports in particular, has quickly become a modern day entertainment sports. And Taiwanese PC manufacturer MSI is Discovery Channel’s key partner in the creation of eSports: The Rise of the New King.
Discovery’s VP and GM for Greater China and Korea Tony Qiu had this to say:
“With eSports surging in popularity, we have seen its potential and launched Discovery Games Studios to create games inspired by various TV shows from Discovery’s properties. We also recognized MSI’s vast potential in the meanwhile. With MSI gaming laptops’ high prevalence worldwide, there is no doubt MSI is one of the major forces behind the success of eSports.”
Charles Chiang, CEO of MSI, had this to add:
“Through this detailed video, all audience will get in-depth understanding of the eSports ecosystem while realizing MSI’s role as a mover and shaker that spares no effort to promote eSports through MSI’s highly acclaimed gaming hardware & software, stunning game immersion jointly designed by game developers, and global eSports sponsorships of teams and tournaments.”
MSI has indeed been very pivotal in the development of eSports in many areas, such as sponsoring events or teams, as well as providing the PC hardware for events. To date, MSI is known to have sponsored multiple eSports teams like Fnatic, FlashWolves, Cloud9, and more. Besides that, MSI also has its own eSports tournament called the MGA (MSI Gaming Arena), which is held quite regularly.
Below are the dates for the premieres:
- June 21 (FRI) 22:00 – Taiwan
- June 23 (SUN) 21:00 – Southeast Asia, Philippines
- June 23 (SUN) 20:00 – Thailand, Indonesia
- June 23 (SUN) 22:25 – Australia
- June 23 (SUN) 22:15 – New Zealand
- June 26 (WED) 18:30 – Japan