Saturday Night Live Tackles Esports Again
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As esports continues to grows and capture the hearts and minds of millions across the globe, it’s only natural that the rest of the entertainment world would start to catch on. In the past few weeks we’ve heard rumors of major network television studios developing shows with esports at the center. Major stars from Fortnite to Overwatch League have even appeared on Jimmy Fallon.
The latest in the craze comes courtesy of Saturday Night Live, which was hosted by Chance the Rapper. This Chance’s second time hosting SNL and playing the character of Lazlowe Holmes, a Knick’s reporter who is forced to spend a day with a sport he knows nothing about. The inception of the character saw him trying to report on a Hockey game for the NHL and being completely lost. The most recent episode of SNL saw the same points played out, but this time with a game of League of Legends.
This isn’t the first time Saturday Night Live has used the esports scene as inspiration for a skit. About this time last year they did a skit featuring the fighting game community starring Kenan Thompson as a competitor who accidentally picked a character he had no idea how to play, Boo Boo Jeffries played by Tiffany Haddish.
As esports continues to rise in popularity, it’s presence in main stream media of all types will only continue to grow.
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