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'League of Legends' Gets the Mockumentary Treatment in 'Players' Trailer

Watch a trailer for 'Players,' a documentary-style series about a fictional 'League of Legends' esports team, coming to Paramount+ in June.
by Danielle Turchiano — 
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'Players'

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The minds behind American Vandal are back with a new documentary-style series, Players, premiering June 16 on Paramount+. 

In a trailer the streamer released ahead of the show's premiere, you can see the fictional pro League of Legends esports team pursue their first championship. They are relying on a teenage rookie and an almost 30-something veteran to put egos aside and work together to win after years of heartache.

"When most fans think about fugitive gaming, they think of one name, and that's Creamcheese," the trailer, which you can watch below, previews.

But Creamcheese (Misha Brooks) is not without controversy, or at least claims of being "annoying." He started gaming in a different time and became a part of a "bad boy" team, but now that he is getting older, his days of being the face of the franchise are numbered.

Enter Organizm (Da'Jour Jones). He is the future of the sport, someone who grew up watching Creamcheese and who now gets to play alongside him.

The series also stars Ely Henry, Kyle Braxton. Holly Chou, Stephen Schneider, Peter Thurnwald, Youngbin Chung, Moses Storm, Alexa Mansour, Noh "Arrow" Dong-Hyeon, Michael "Miko" Ahn, Luke Tennie, and co-creator Dan Perrault.

The 10-episode series hails from CBS Studios in association with Funny or Die and is created by Tony Yacenda and Perrault. It will stream the first three episodes on June 16, followed by a weekly drop up to and including the Aug. 4 finale.

Yacenda and Perrault executive produce alongside Joe Farrell, Mike Farah, Jim Ziegler, Tim McAuliffe, Riot Games, Ari Lubet, and Todd Sellers. Yacenda also serves as director. The series is distributed by Paramount Global Content Distribution.

League of Legends hails from Riot Games and has a 78 Metascore.