ATLANTA — An upcoming reality TV series competition featuring gamers from across the U.S will start production in Atlanta.
“Gamemaster” is set to debut on a streaming service this spring. The show will feature 12 amateur esports contestants living together in a house for a $100,000 prize.
Contestants are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Will Wheaton, an actor whose voice appeared in “Family Guy,” “Teen Titans,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy,” will host the nine-episode series.
Fans of the hit TV series “Star Trek: The Next Generation" will remember Wheaton for his performance for the character Wesley Cursher. He also appeared in the CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory” as a fictionalized version of himself.
"Gamemaster" is being produced by Georgia-based Peach Maria Productions (pronounced muh-RY-uh), and will be powered by AMD.
“'Gamemaster' takes the love of gaming and elevates it to a whole new level through the first immersive, multi-platform, head-to-head competition for both casual and die-hard gaming fans,” said show creator and executive producer John Colp. “Our players won’t play the same game from noon to night. They will play different games throughout and, at the end, the person who has the best cumulative score will be crowned the champion.”
“Gaming is part of almost all of our lives, whether on consoles or computers or phones, we’re all gamers in some way,” executive producer Laurie Lockliear said. “Gamemaster celebrates the joy, tech and humor that gamers love - whether you’re a professional player or you’re playing solitaire on your phone!”
Next month, Wheaton is expected to host the SXSW Gaming Awards on Sunday, March 21 in Austin, Texas.
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