League of Legends esports mockumentary Players releasing in June

A League of Legends mockumentary is going to be released in June, and it is called Players. Players follows a fictional League of Legends esports team called Team Fugitive, with members such as Creamcheese and Organizm. The show is from the creators of American Vandal, Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault, and it is currently set to stream on Paramount+ from June 16th. There are set to be ten episodes in total.

The description for Players reads: PLAYERS is a comedic documentary-style series that follows a fictional pro League of Legends esports team, as they pursue their first championship after years of close calls and heartache. To win it all, they will need their prodigy, a 17-year-old rookie, and their 27-year-old veteran to put their egos aside and work together.

Misha Brooks will play the LoL veteran Creamcheese while Da’Jour Jones will be taking the role of Organizm. Other cast members include Moses Storm as Guru, Ely Henry as Kyle Baxton,, Holly Chou as April, Peter Thurnwald as Foresite, and Lance Lim as Tyrant. The characters will be members of Team Fugitive, people who know them, and potentially any members of rival teams that the core group will face off against.

This is not the first show based on League of Legends. Netflix’s Arcane is an animated show which centres on conflicts between Undercity and Piltover. Characters from the game are core to the series with the likes of Jinx, Jayce, Ekko, and Vi all having major impact on how the story of Arcane unfolds. Riot Games will likely continue to branch out with its multimedia push for League of Legends with other shows down the road.  Riot Games itself has been the centre of controversy with allegations of sexual harassment fielded against it in the past towards employees.

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