Esports, which has been shown as the “sport of the future” for many years, is now today’s sport. In fact, we are in such a situation that ESports viewers are now past a lot of sports. As a result, the money volume of the sector has become enormous. Naturally, film and television producers also began rubbing their hands for ESports-centric films and series. Paramount is taking one of the most diverse steps in this regard. Paramount+, which will bring a very entertaining idea to life, ordered the series Players.
Tony Yacenda and Dan Perrault, who previously produced American Vandal for Netflix, will serve as producers on the new series. The players series will focus on the funny events of a team in a dry League of Legends league. Just like The Office, players will be a documentary-style series, featuring frictions between new and old players, fights for the championship, and most importantly, beautiful references to the everyday life of an ESports team.
He will also serve as a producer on Funny or Die alongside CBS Studios. The first synopsis on the show also states that “a 17-year-old rookie and a 27-year-old veteran will work together for the championship, putting aside egos.” While I’m a little sad that the 27-year-old is a veteran, we’ve got a beautifully concepted series that appeals to a very younger generation. The show’s official release date has not yet been announced, but players are already eagerly awaited by ESports fans.