“We’ve wanted to do this for several years,” Sveriges Television (SVT) project leader Leonard Wallentin told The Local, going on:
“Computer gaming is no longer a small subculture, but has really transformed into a mass movement. A huge number of young people in Sweden play computer games every day, and as a public broadcaster we need to try to serve that audience.”
To broadcast from the event, SVT will have an on-site studio in the JÃ¶nkÃ¶ping convention centre where Dreamhack is held, says the story, continuing:
“Former Swedish and World Champion Counter Strike player Miguel Bonett will serve as the programme’s primary host, conducting interviews and providing expert commentary.”
The highlight of the broadcasts, set to take place on Friday and Saturday, will be the finals of e-sport competitions in the World of Warcraft, Counter Strike, Street Fighter, and Quake computer games, the story adds.
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The Local – Swedish television primed for weekend of live e-sports, November 25, 2009
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