The next episode of The Simpsons will send Bart, Homer, and the rest of the Simpsons clan to Korea for an esports-focused episode. Bart will complete in a League of Legends-like game in the episode titled “E My Sports.”
“As Bart begins to excel in video game competitions, Homer discovers a passion for coaching him,” the episode’s official description reads. “Lisa attempts to bring Homer back to reality, but the plan causes chaos...”
Bart will actually be playing a game called Conflict of Enemies, according to a tweet from The Simpsons writer and showrunner Al Jean. But the writers reportedly tapped League of Legends creator Riot Games for some help in the show’s take on esports. According to esports writer Rod Breslau, Riot’s esports division consulted with The Simpsons’ creative team to create an “accurate representation of video games in the episode.”
Based on a promotional still from the episode, in which Bart has acquired a legit gaming chair and an unkempt wisp of a mustache, Riot and The Simpsons’ writers pulled off that accuracy.
Bart will compete alongside his classmates Nelson Muntz and Martin Prince, as well as Sophie Krustofsky, daughter of Krusty the Clown, in the new episode.
“E My Sports”, episode 17 of The Simpsons’ 30th season, will air on Sunday, March 17, at 8 p.m. on Fox. Guest stars include Natasha Lyonne as Sophie and Ken Jeong as a Korean monk.