Turner Sports Launches New B/R & TBS Gaming Series, Underrated
B/R Gaming is leveling up for the second season of Underrated, expanding the series to cover all the major sports video game franchises and making its televised debut on TBS. The series, co-produced by Bleacher Report and Mandalay Sports Media (MSM), critically-acclaimed producers of The Last Dance, takes on the annual debate of player ratings in video games by empowering athletes to raise contested ratings through real life challenges.
This year’s season will feature stars from all the major sports leagues as they attempt to up their ratings in Madden NFL 21 (EA Sports), NBA 2K (2K Sports), MLB The Show (Sony Interactive Entertainment), NHL 21 (EA Sports), and FIFA 21 (EA Sports). Hosted by B/R’s Adam Lefkoe, Underrated will make its digital debut on the B/R app and across B/R Gaming channels on Wednesday, Sept. 1, while premiering Friday, Sept. 24, on TBS.
The first installment of Underrated will feature Green Bay Packers second-year quarterback Jordan Love, who sets his sights on raising his scores in the ‘throwing under pressure’ and ‘punting accuracy’ categories. Other players featured in the series include Dallas Cowboys rookie standout linebacker Micah Parsons, Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts; Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, Denver Nuggets rising star Michael Porter, Jr., Las Vegas Aces center Liz Cambage; the Toronto Maple Leafs center Auston Matthews; and Portland Thorns FC wingback Crystal Dunn, among others.
New this season, the series will also feature top game streamers who will demonstrate the drills from the games represented in the series. The current streamer roster includes YoBoy Pizza, Nasher and ImDavisss, who collectively reach more than four million followers across all platforms.