Paramount+ has released the first image of Playersan upcoming documentary-style sitcom about a team of professional gamers from League of Legends. The image presents us with the team of players who will give everything to become world champions of Riot’s famous MOBA.
The photo shows the five members of the fictional team of professional players. From left to right, the team is played by Noh Arrow Dong-Hyeon, Michael “Miko” Ahn, Misha Brooks, Da’Jour Jonesand Youngbin Chung. Although little is known about each member of the team, the series will follow the group as they attempt to overcome their differences and become major players in North America. League of Legends sports scene.
Players is developed by Dan Perrault and Tony Yacendathe duo behind american vandala mockumentary that mimics true-crime cop shows to deal with high school pranks. american vandal was critically acclaimed, with Perrault and Yacenda being applauded for their unique take on the faux documentary genre. This means esports fans can expect the same level of humor as the duo explore what happens behind the scenes at one of gaming’s most important competitive scenes.
Perrault and Yacenda are working directly with Riot to make Players. The sitcom comes at the perfect time, as Riot’s animated series Esoteric revived public interest in League of Legends. Players, then, is just Riot’s latest move to make its gaming universe even more popular. Outside of TV, Riot has also launched two spin-off games set in the universe of League of Legends last year, with two more spin-off games slated for release in 2022.
While League of Legends is just one of the many games fueling the esports community, there isn’t much content available that takes a behind-the-scenes look at a market that grows every year. So during Players will focus on a specific game, the sitcom can help non-gamers understand the stakes of major gaming competitions and why these events get so much attention.
Players will be coming to Paramount+ sometime in 2022. As news about the show emerges, you can expect to read all about it here at Collider. To verify Players‘ official synopsis below:
From the Peabody Award-winning designers of american vandalTony Yacenda and Dan Perrault, Players is a documentary-style comedy series that follows a fictional pro League of Legends esports team, as they chase their first championship after years of close calls and heartache. To win it all, they’ll need their 17-year-old rookie prodigy and their 27-year-old veteran to put their egos aside and work together.
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