XLeague.tv: The Match

Friday 06 Jul 2007 18:03

The Match: Commentators

Gears of War


Forza 2

Halo 3 Beta

XLeague.tv's flagship show, The Match, has been building up an impressive series of next-gen competitions and has been quick to seize upon some of the latest titles. Hopefully this trend will continue.

XLeague.tv describes itself as 'The eSports Channel' and can be found on Sky 279. The Match is a ninety minute programme providing plenty of gameplay. Each show focuses on a single game where a group of players battle it out to find the winner over a number of rounds. The Match treats gaming as any other sport you might see on TV and includes a panel of 'industry experts' providing their views, in game commentary and pre/post match interviews with the gamers themselves.

The general standard of commentary and analysis has been excellent. Its good to see people on the show who actually know the games as well as the gamers. The commentators make the occasional mistakes but mostly get it right. Additional on-screen graphics (on top of those in the games) show player images and score making it easy to know who you are watching and how well they are doing. These graphics, done in the style of each game are a neat touch.

Its been impressive to see some of the latest titles including Motorstorm and Resistance on the PS3, C&C3 on the PC, and Forza 2 and Halo 3 Beta on the Xbox 360. The limited Halo 3 beta was especially good to see - showcasing the game for those who haven't had access to the beta just days before it closed.

The Match is shown periodically throughout the day on XLeague.tv on Sky channel 279.

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5 May 2009 11:38 by Gamer 22
in its day this channel was imense, bring it bacPr
6 Feb 2008 11:29 by berserker
x league is ace i love it!
13 Dec 2007 12:34 by andy
i watch it all the time and the tournaments r swnd i want to join 1
6 Dec 2007 12:19 by Gears116
More Halo3 And Gears Of War Matches
5 Dec 2007 09:38 by CrAyZe_WeLsHmAn
how do you sign up to play? and how much??
13 Nov 2007 11:23 by jackyboyinwestwood
xleauge iz a sick program i cnt w8 4 da nxt halo 3 match,jackyboy
7 Jul 2007 10:25 by President of the Internet
I wish Freeview would hurry up and get something interesting like this. I'm sick of repeats of bloody Coronation Street and crap like that.

Also: Singha!