The Simpsons & Cultural Validation - TrawmTrending
Great news! An upcoming episode of The Simpsons is centred around esports.
Riot Games, creators of League of Legends, were consulted by the show's writers to ensure an accurate depiction of video games and surrounding culture, as the episode will see the famous family travel to Korea, following Bart's prowess in a LoL-like MOBA called "Conflict of Enemies".
The episode's official description reads: “As Bart begins to excel in video game competitions, Homer discovers a passion for coaching him. Lisa attempts to bring Homer back to reality, but the plan causes chaos...”
Ingeniously entitled "E My Sports", this is a really solid step forward for esports entering the cultural zeitgeist outside of Asia.
The Simpsons' Season 30, Episode 17: “E My Sports”, airs on Sunday, March 17th, 8pm on Fox.