League of Legends can be one of many focal factors in Sunday’s episode of The Simpsons. The crossover will give followers of the present a take a look at the world of e-sports and PC gaming, whereas giving League followers who’re lapsed Simpsons viewers a purpose to tune in.
Whalen Rozelle, Riot Games’ co-head of e-sports, tells The Verge that The Simpsons reached out final yr to study extra about League e-sports, as an government producer for the present frequently drives by League’s e-sports enviornment on the best way to work. “This episode was not sponsored in any way. They came to us organically to help consult on the episode,” Rozelle says. “We labored very carefully with the Simpsons staff, reviewing the script and sharing suggestions on particular questions they’d whereas ideating for the episode.”
Rozelle says Riot acquired to provide recommendation on what characters would say, similar to GG for “good game,” and share what League of Legends in-game champions usually appear like. He additionally says the corporate “didn’t set any parameters round how League of Legends might be portrayed, and didn’t have any veto energy.” He hasn’t sees the ultimate product but: “We’ll be anticipating the primary time with everybody else. As enormous Simpsons followers, we’re simply so excited to see what they provide you with!”
As as to if League followers could be mad if the present portrays avid gamers in a unfavourable mild, or provides to stereotypes round them, Rozelle says, “Not in any respect. While some individuals might need dated assumptions about what the stereotypical gamer appears like, we imagine the rising recognition of esports, streaming, and gaming tradition has proven that avid gamers are an extremely numerous neighborhood. The Simpsons is a satirical comedy, and our neighborhood will get it.”
Here’s a clip from the upcoming episode right here: