Almost a year after kicking off their new venture into video games and esports, Channel Seven has cancelled ScreenPLAY.
The team behind the show cited “commercial realities in TV” for the show’s closure. The announcement seems to have come as a surprise, with the show only hours prior promoting a giveaway and touching base with readers through Facebook and Twitter.
We feel super proud of everything we built, and we know we’ll find new ways for this community to live on in some form.— screenPLAY (@screenPLAYau) April 30, 2018
Thank you to all of you for your support and encouragement. You’ve been absolutely amazing.
– The screenPLAY Team ✌ #screenPLAYau
Members of the show have reposted the message from the official screenPLAY account. Miles Ross, co-host and the show’s face of esports, also thanked the crew and those who nominated him for the role initially via Twitter.
That’s a wrap.— Miles Ross (@MilesTheRoss) April 30, 2018
A special thanks to those who put me up for the job, and the crew for putting up with me on the job.
But the true gratitude goes to the community, the MVPs. Your passion, hilarity and love for the show was inspiring.
This was a dream come true.
Co-host and Good Game alumni Stephanie Bendixen also indicated that “there’s a world outside of games I plan to explore”, although she would always have an outlet for games through streaming and “event coverage”.
Thanks for all your kind words tonight! Rest assured I'll always have one foot in the world of gaming. My passion for games will forever have an outlet – via Twitch, event coverage & discussions with all of you. ???? But there's a world outside of games I plan to explore, also. ????— Stephanie Bendixsen (@hexsteph) April 30, 2018
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