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Players: Everything We Know About the League of Legends Mockumentary

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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Paramount+ has officially revealed the trailer of League of Legends mockumentary Players.
Players will premiere on 16th June exclusively on Paramount+.
The trailer follows the fictional pro team Fugitive Gaming in the LCS which comprises veteran Creamcheese and rookie Organizm

Riot Games joined hands With Paramount+ for a new League of Legends series titled “Players.” On 1st February, Paramount+ confirmed that “Players”, a League of Legends mockumentary, will be a “comedic docu-style series exploring the world of Esports” through a fictional North American League of Legends team in pursuit of the championship. It released the first image of the Players sitcom and introduced the audience to the team of pros starring in the show. Now, almost three months later, the premiere date for Players has been revealed. It will premiere only on Paramount+ on 16th June.

On Twitter, Paramount+ posted, “The veteran needs a win. The rookie needs to prove himself. The untold story of the greatest game ever played... at least in esports. The new original series #Players premieres June 16th, only on #ParamountPlus.

From the looks of the trailer for Players, the audience shall be following the journey of pro player Creamcheese, who struggles to retain his position in the team Fugitive Gaming, as he is on the brink of replacement by 17-year-old rookie Organizm. The trailer also featured familiar faces from the League of Legends community including Joshua “Jatt” Leesman and Indiana “Froskurinn” Black.

League of Legends’ Players is a mockumentary

Simply put, a mockumentary is a fictional documentary that parodies the seriousness of regular documentaries by putting together shaky camera angles, B-roll shots, and eccentric characters. Players will be a caricature version of what an esports team goes through in the League of Legends pro scene. The first promotional photograph posted by Paramount+ featured the five players of the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) team that the show is based on. Analyst Michael “Miko” Ahn, Immortals Academy bot-laner Noh “Arrow” Dong-hyeon, and mid-laner Jung “Youngbin” Young-bin were some of the familiar faces featured in the poster.

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,” read the show’s description on IMDb.

Who are the co-creators of Players?

CBS will produce the series in association with Funny or Die and Riot Games, along with Dan Perrault and Tony Yacenda as executive producers. Notably, Perrault and Yacenda are the two behind American Vandal, a Netflix mockumentary on true-crime documentaries.

With League of Legends-based Netflix show Arcane already a huge hit, Players might be a refreshing addition to Riot Games’ ever-expanding portfolio.


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Sadakshi is the newest addition to AFK Gaming. As a passionate gamer and an ardent League of Legends fan, she brings her journalism experience to the esports scenes of LoL and Valorant