Mixer set to debut first reality series with Gears Esports Offseason

Mixer is taking a step away from pure game streaming with a reality series based on competitive Gears of War players.

Microsoft's Mixer streaming platform is about to dive into its first bit of reality programming with Gears Esports Offseason. The show, which will stream its first two episodes today, July 26, focuses on competitive Gears of War players, their teams, and what they go through in the time between Gears Pro Circuit seasons.

Microsoft explains:

Gears Esports Offseason offers a rare viewpoint in esports – diving into the rich drama, humor, and excitement that unveils itself in-between seasons. Teams make difficult roster decisions, address lingering issues from the first Gears Pro Circuit season, celebrate camaraderie and team bonding, and get down to business in building strategies for the year ahead.

Given Mixer is mostly focused on pure game streaming with, with a dash of IRL stuff thrown in, this is an interesting little experiment in new content. The series is set to run for a total of 4 episodes, the first two of which will stream tonight (July 26) starting at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET (check your local time here) on Mixer's Channel One. The final two episodes are set to air on August 2 and August 9, respectively.