Paramount+’s New Series ‘Players’ Might Be The First Great Esports TV Show

There’s plenty of horrible gaming shows and movies out there.

Dungeons & Dragons, Super Mario Bros., BloodRayne, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation… The list goes on for horrendous and embarrassing gaming movies and television adaptations. And when it’s not a “serious” adaptation, it’s a series with “gamers” in the show making cringeworthy jokes that no self-respecting “nerd” would ever make in real life (looking at you, Big Bang Theory).

However, today we have been given hope. The folks at Paramount+ are partnering with the creators of Netflix’s hilarious “American Vandal” mockumentary series to bring us “Players” – a show about a pro League of Legends team in pursuit of their first LCS title.

Honest to god, I thought this was real for the first like two minutes. What ensued was a hilarious trailer for what I’m hoping is an equally great show. AppleTV+’s Mythic Quest is the closest thing I’ve ever seen to a comedy series that lovingly pokes fun at the gaming industry, and Players truly might be the first great series to do that for esports.

This trailer’s got it all, and I can only hope the full series delivers once it arrives. I really don’t want to subscribe to another streaming service, but I might have to at least grab the free trial for Paramount to give Players a try.

Players debuts on June 16th exclusively on Paramount+.

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Dom is WGG's lead blogger and graphic designer. He also co-hosts and produces Not Another Gaming Podcast, and has been writing about video games on the internet since 2010. When not delivering some of the most electrifying introductions in podcast history, you can find him drinking outdoors at a brewery with his dog, Miller.

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