If you've found yourself looking for new mediums of entertainment since the heartbreaking
season finale of The Bachelor
, a new program on SciFi Channel might tickle your reality programming fancy. WCG Ultimate Gamer
, the first episode of which airs Tuesday, March 10, will follow 12 gaming enthusiasts as they "embark on an intense and emotional journey" for a prize of $100,000, some Samsung products and the right to represent the titular World Cyber Games league
at gaming events across the globe. We anticipate they'll learn a bit about themselves
along the way. That's the best prize of all, really.
Contestants will compete in popular video games (Rock Band 2
is the focus for episode one) and -- wait for it -- "real-life challenges inspired by best-selling game titles." As much as we wish they'd leave that particular enterprise in more capable hands
, we'll probably check it out. We could ostensibly watch reruns of Rock of Love: Charm School
to satisfy our debilitating reality TV addiction, but, well, we already know how that one ends.