The network that brings you the Flash and Arrow is ready to unleash eSports upon you. In what is actually a historical move, The CW has picked up the third season of Machinima’s eSports documentary series “Chasing the Cup” which will follow Mortal Kombat X players this time around. CW will distribute the first five episodes of “Mortal Kombat X: Machinima’s Chasing the Cup” online at CW Seed. The finale, covering the championship of the ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League Finals will air on the CW Network as a one-hour primetime special on Monday, Feb. 15, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
This will mark the first time an eSports event is airing outside of cable. ESPN and Spike TV have no doubt brought legitimacy to eSports as a whole and having an event on a network like CW in primetime shows how much eSports has grown