CBS Show Elementary to Feature Professional eSports Players
The popular CBS show Elementary is set to feature some of the most famous, professional eSports players in an upcoming episode. In a Tweet last week, the writers of the show confirmed that they were working with some renowned competitive gamers in a new story arc.
If you aren’t familiar with the premise of the show, it’s an adapted version of the Sherlock Holmes characters. Holmes is played by Jonny Lee Miller and his faithful sidekick Watson has been gender bent and is played by Lucy Liu. This is one of the more popular series on the CBS network, attracting millions of viewers from around the world.
Because of the procedural nature of the show, think the usual buddy cop or crime drama formula, we can expect to see these professional eSports players popping in for just an episode.
The professional eSports players confirmed to appear thus far are Tarik “tarik” Celik from Optic Gaming, Jordan “JKap” Kaplan from Team EnVy Us, fighting game champ Arturo “TS Sabin” Sanchez as well as SSBM players Hendrick “DJ Nintendo” Pilar and Ryan “The Moon” Coker-Welch. That’s quite the line-up of professional eSports players!
The Moon stated that this was the perfect opportunity for professional eSports players to come together and bring more exposure to the sport. They’ll be pretending they’re part of a fictional team that are being investigated for the murder of a teammate.
Producer Robert Hewitt Wolf initially came up with the idea of an episode surrounding the competitive professional eSports market over a year ago. He wanted to research the professional eSports scene properly before diving in with an episode themed around it. He hinted that livestreams make a big appearance in the episode, which is interesting food for thought.
He has been hoping to make the episode accessible for those outside of the professional eSports fandom but also adding in the right level of authenticity. That means we can hope to see a lot of inside jokes and references just for professional eSports fans too.