Months after firing its whole esports coverage team, Brazilian broadcast TV channel Loading, which depends on esports as one in all its pillars, introduced a brand new present for its schedule. Named MVP – O Melhor do Esport (translated as The Better of Esport), it will likely be offered by native YouTubers and casters, together with the Esports Awards 2020 nominee Ana Xisdê, in opposition to the final crew which featured primarily esports journalists.
Loading’s CEO Thiago Garcia spoke to The Esports Observer relating to this selection, making it clear that the channel gave up on journalism: “The core of the esports editorial by Loading is leisure. We intention to carry content material to the fandoms with a concentrate on a constructive agenda primarily based on the aim of the corporate, which is to share leisure throughout all channels on the platform. As it is a elementary level of Loading’s mission, the recruitment of skills that make up all of the applications in the home is predicated on the affinity with the corporate’s function. That is mirrored within the casting of the MVP, as in different applications in the home.”
The entire esports journalism crew was fired in December after having their day by day present, the Metagaming, aired only twice. Loading’s administration didn’t like the truth that the crew, which was shaped of a number of the most important esports journalists within the nation, was not solely producing constructive information but in addition digging into structural tales of the native scene, in search of to make a present on the extent of the principle tv newscasts.
One of many factors realized by TEO when investigating the story of the Metagaming crew firing was that the channel didn’t rely on the correct tools for as we speak’s TV manufacturing, obliging the crew to improvise with tools from the 2000s. Concerning this topic, Garcia instructed that “Loading is a newly created mediatech that’s continually transferring and updating. We’re at all times investing in construction, tools, and new know-how to, above all, accompany a market that’s at all times evolving and ship to the general public the most effective content material in western, oriental, and esports popular culture.”
MVP is aired day by day however utilizing a web-based convention construction because of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is at its peak in Brazil. Loading’s operation is totally on dwelling workplace for the time being and Garcia says that “the return of applications to the studio, together with the MVP, will depend upon pandemic management and the protection of our crew.”