Pop quiz: What do you have when you mix in The Daily Show, video games, and most importantly Esports? Well, you get Boosted! The series was initially known as The BLEEP Esports Show, hosted on its YouTube channel by G4TV. The reporters comprised of noted esports personalities Froskurinn and former LCS personality Ovilee May. During each show, the hosts go over the world of esports in a funny and unique way not unlike the Daily Show. On rare occasions, they would often bring in guests as a way to further the discussion in regards to the topics at hand. What's more is that this is G4's first new original program since its initial shutdown back in 2014. All episodes can be viewed here.
The show was renamed to Boosted for G4's relaunch in November 2021, and added popular esports commentator Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez as host. The show ended on March 9, 2022 amidst G4 restructuring and retooling.
The TROPE Esports Show:
- Deadpan Snarker: Frosk has this in spades especially with her delivery in humor throughout each report she reads.
- The "Fun" in "Funeral": The hosts did a eulogy of the weapons that didn't make the cut of the Halo Infinite game in a mock funeral.
- Large Ham: At least a handful of the guests of the show epitomizes the trope. One notable guest, League of Legends streamer Tyler "Tyler1" Steinkamp exemplifies his 'Alpha' persona namely his streaming accolades as well as being able to bench press at least 435 pounds.
- Running Gag:
- The Esports Update is done every episode and it's a cold read off the prompter, where both Frosk and Ovilee say that they haven't seen what was written beforehand and the writer can make them say anything.
- Whenever the hosts try to pronounce the second part of the show's original name, it often gets bleeped out. In fact, it started out literally in its first episode to which the hosts were deciding a name for the show. From there, Frosk suggested a word that was censored with the aforementioned bleep. In later episodes whenever someone asks what the word in the title is, it's censored with the bleep.
- Shout-Out: From time to time, the show would make references to shows from G4 namely Attack of the Show as well as outside the channel. To illustrate in the third episode of the show, one of the 'sponsors' they showcased was a 'Kevin-Up' soda drink (a mashup of Kevin Pereira and the well-known 7-Up soda). In another example, the VENN (competitor to G4) channel was referenced when Goldenboy signed off mentioning VENN Esports instead of G4 Esports by mistake.
- Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: Ovilee (cosplaying as Chun-Li) tried to recreate the famous Street Fighter car bonus feature when an ATV is taunting her. Let's just say that the stunt didn't work out too well for her foot.