Edit: Just as this story went live, another Smasher was announced as a cameo, with fellow New Yorker DJ Nintendo joining Arturo and The Moon as extras in this Elementary episode.
— Elementary Writers (@ELEMENTARYStaff) January 5, 2017
Original story: Forget your ESPN, esports players are branching out into acting. As part of the CBS drama series Elementary, Super Smash Bros. Melee player MSF|The Moon and Street Fighter player TS|Arturo “Sabin” Sanchez are set to feature in an upcoming episode in February. Now I know what you are thinking, what does a modern day adaptation of Sherlock Holmes set in New York have to do with fighting games?
— Jeffrey Paul King (@JeffreyPaulKing) January 4, 2017
— Elementary Writers (@ELEMENTARYStaff) January 4, 2017
Talking to theScore eSports, writer and producer on Elementary Jeffrey Paul King stated that the episode in question involves a streamer being murdered during one of his streams. As the case continues, Holmes and Watson eventually end up at a gaming house, where The Moon, Arturo and other esports players will cameo as the duo investigate. Let’s hope neither of them are involved in plotting the murder.
With King being a big Melee fan and the two players being New York natives, the planets have perfectly aligned for these cameos. While this may be the first time esports players have appeared on network TV, it is not the first time that fighting games have appeared on Elementary. King previously inserted an Smash Bros. related Easter egg into an episode of Elementary back in November, with “Silent Wolf” and “Hungrybox” being two Post-It notes on a wall of potential evidence. The Elementary episode is set to air on CBS at 10pm on February 19th, so set your recorders for then and look out for the highly improbable buddy cop spin-off, starring Arturo and The Moon sometime in 20XX.
— Jeffrey Paul King (@JeffreyPaulKing) November 10, 2016