Esports players to star in Elementary

Esports players to star in Elementary

Do you know Elementary?

Elementary is an American procedural drama series that presents a contemporary update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s character Sherlock Holmes. The series was created by Robert Doherty and stars Jonny Lee Miller as Sherlock Holmes and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson. The series premiered on CBS on September 27, 2012. The series is set and filmed primarily in New York City.

It seems pretty soon, we will be able to see a few of our beloved eSports players starring in the hit show. According to a report by ESPN & the Elementary Twitter account, the future shows will have someone from the eSports community.

The episode that will be airing eSports personalities will be aired on February 19, 2017. The players in the series will be from varying eSports. Some of them are Team EnVy Us Call of Duty pro Jordan “JKap” Kaplan, Optic Gaming’s CS:GO player Tarik “tarik” Celik, FGC veteran Arturo “TS Sabin” Sanchez, and Super Smash Bros. Melee players Hendrick “DJ Nintendo” Pilar and Misfits’ Ryan “The Moon” Coker-Welch.

I feel really excited being a special guest on Elementary. Never been on TV and this is a great way to give more exposure to the esports community

-Moon

“I read some articles about the emerging pro esports scene and came across some on teams poaching other teams’ best players,” said Elementary writer and producer Robert Hewitt Wolfe. This gave him an idea that he wrote down on a piece of paper. The idea formed in his mind and the February 19th episode will feature some of the story. It will be a contemporary take on the current eSports scene and poaching of players is a recognized issue.

The writers tried to get a real game featured in their show, but due to legal reasons they did not go there. They put up a fictional game in the series and the rest of the story remains pretty much the same.

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