March 15, 2019 The Simpsons esports episode is about to air.
Forget being loved by tens of millions of individuals around the globe – esports is lastly getting the mainstream recognition that it actually wants. We already knew the Simpsons was going to characteristic an episode known as ‘E My Sports,’ however now we all know that episode is about to premiere this Sunday, March 17, and we’ve obtained some plot particulars because of this. (In a promising early element, the press launch will get the esports spelling right.)
The official plot description goes that “as Bart begins to excel in video game competitions, Homer discovers a passion for coaching him; Lisa attempts to bring Homer back to reality, but the plan causes chaos.” Writer Al Jean tweeted a picture of the episode’s fictional aggressive game a couple of days in the past. Titled ‘Conflict of Enemies,’ it seems to be an entire lot like League of Legends.
It ought to, as a result of Riot Games was introduced on board “to bring true authenticity to the script,” in keeping with a press launch. Those consultants embody Whalen Rozelle and Jarred Kennedy, co-heads of esports at Riot, and LCS commentator David ‘Phreak’ Turley. They all “lent their expertise to ensure the experience depicted in the episode was authentic to the players, fans and coaches who compete professionally in League of Legends.”
In an acceptable worldwide contact, this episode will apparently head to Korea, in keeping with one other tweet from Jean.
This is way from the the present’s first spoof tackle fashionable gaming. In one episode, the Simpsons go to the ‘E4’ conference with numerous beloved games on the present ground equivalent to Guts of War, World of KrustCraft, and Assassins Creed: Summer of Love. There can also be an episode the place Marge will get hooked on ‘Earthland Realms’ an MMORPG.
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Check out the League of Legends patch 9.6 notes in case you’re searching for particulars extra immediately associated to the game itself. Now I really feel it’s solely a matter of time earlier than the crossover runs backwards, and League begins up its personal long-running fictional animated present.