Halo Developer & Pilgrim Media Developing eSports Competition Series


REDMOND/NORTH HOLLYWOOD: 343 Industries, developer of the hit Halo video games, is working with Pilgrim Media Group (The Ultimate Fighter) to develop a reality-competition eSports series featuring Halo 5: Guardians.

Earlier this year, Pilgrim, in collaboration with Lionsgate, unveiled plans to create and distribute original eSports entertainment content for TV and digital platforms. This deal is tied to Halo 5: Guardians as the first project to emerge from that joint initiative.

Craig Piligian, Pilgrim Media Group’s CEO, said: “We continue to be blown away by the sheer excitement surrounding eSports; the scope and buzz are growing every day. eSports and Halo fans are exceedingly passionate about gaming and devoted to their favorite titles and franchises—they are exactly the kind of audience we want to produce for.”

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Pilgrim on developing a reality series that will bring the intensity and extreme competition of Halo 5: Guardians eSports to a television audience,” added Kiki Wolfkill, the studio head of Halo Transmedia. “There is no better partner than Pilgrim to give our fans insight into the world of Halo eSports.”