The Simpsons finally covers esports to showcase how big professional gaming has become
The industry has made it.
Just when you thought esports hasn't had enough exposure, The Simpsons decides to include the industry at the forefront of a recent episode.
Bart Simpson has really done it all, but he's never followed South Park and took gaming seriously ... that is until now. The Simpsons saw Homer's son become entwined with an esports team playing Conflict of Enemies, a nod to League of Legends. Bart eventually travels to Seoul to compete in a world championship, as covered by CNBC.
This episode is important as esports has yet to be featured in an episode until now and co-executive producer Rob LaZebnik said this episode, in particular, represents the shift within the esports scene, which catapulted it into a multi-million dollar industry with millions of viewers worldwide.
Riot Games was even consulted for the episode, which should benefit the industry as those not familiar with esports would see what it's about in a familiar setting.
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