TV and online channel E4 has launched a new gaming-related show in the UK called ‘Suped Up Set Up’.
This sees streamers giving young gamers across the UK a makeover to their gaming rooms, with new PCs, decor, lighting and more aiming to transform their play spaces.
The first three episodes – each under ten minutes – are live now on the E4 YouTube channel. The first episode features UK YouTuber Daz Black, who has 1m subscribers on YouTube.
Daz helps a 17-year-old wannabe streamer with her gaming set up in London.
The other two episodes feature Guild Esports’ FIFA content creator TN25 and UK streamer Lexie Marie respectively.
TN25 has around 100,000 combined followers on YouTube and Twitch, and he interviewed David Beckham last year to discuss all things esports, Guild and more.
Lexie Marie has a quarter of a million subscribers on YouTube and around 35,000 on Twitch.
The show is another example of mainstream publishers and broadcasters getting involved in gaming – and helping to increase awareness of gaming and esports with the public.
It also demonstrated how naturally content creators can transition into a more traditional presenting role for a major broadcaster.
The episodes appear to be online-only for now – and there are more due to be released in the coming weeks.
The news comes after E4 – owned by Channel 4 – launched a new-look GamesMaster show with the likes of Sir Trevor McDonald OBE, Frankie Ward, Robert Florence, Ty Logan and more, with the first episode airing in November 2021.
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Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.