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In one of the upcoming episodes of the famous show, Bart Simpson becomes an Esports star. We will see his way up to gaming fame with his dad Homer in the role of the coach. The 17th episode of the 30th season will be named “E My Sports”.

The episode’s official description reads: “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…”


The show’s producers didn’t want to leave any details out. For enhanced authenticity, they contacted the League of Legends studio Riot Games. Specifically, they talked to the Esports co-heads Whalen Rozelle and Jarred Kennedy, and LCS commentator David “Phreak” Turley.

Riot Games explained that their input will help ensure, as they said, “the experience depicted in the episode was authentic to the players, fans, and coaches who compete professionally in League of Legends.” Their input actually seems necessary, as this episode is heavily oriented towards the Esports audience, they can’t make mistakes.

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Some The Simpsons universe’s video-games that appeared in the past are Bonestorm or Super Slugfest. However, Al Jean indicated that Bart won’t be playing any of these, but a game called Conflict of Enemies – The Simpsons version of League of Legends.

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The star, Bart Simpson in Esports will compete alongside his classmates in the team. Nelson Muntz, Martin Prince and Sophie Krustofsky will be his colleagues in the business.

Episode’s special guests will be Ken Jeong, famous for The Hangover and Community and Natasha Lyonne, known from Netflix’s Orange is the New Black and Russian Doll.

The episode will air on Sunday, March 17 at 8 p.m. on Fox. This episode will be one of the first times that Esports are showcased on a large American animated show.

Related: Riot Games is making new changes in the upcoming League of Legends Patch 9.6

 

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