Posted on March 16, 2019
The Simpsons To Air Esports Episode This Weekend
Looks like forever-boy Bart Simpson is about to dive into the world of streaming and esports. An executive producer for The Simpsons, Al Jean, took to Twitter to showcase a preview for an upcoming esports-focused episode titled “E My Sports” that will incorporate League of Legends:
.@TheSimpsons New episode Sunday! pic.twitter.com/i2xhQeNQvR
— Al Jean (@AlJean) March 14, 2019
The Verge has confirmed initial reports that Riot Games consulted on the show for the sake of accuracy:
Whalen Rozelle, Riot Games’ co-head of e-sports, tells The Verge that The Simpsons reached out last year to learn more about League e-sports, as an executive producer for the show regularly drives by League’s e-sports arena on the way to work.
“E My Sports” will air on Sunday, March 17. For more on the world of The Simpsons and video games, head here.
[Source: (1) Twitter, (2) The Verge]