The eSports industry is more popular now than ever. And on Youtube, parodying something that’s really relevant in pop culture is a recipe for success. So it only makes sense that YouTubers Viva La Dirt League (VLDL) got the idea to make a parody about eSports, titled REKT.
Viva La Dirt League is pretty well known throughout the internet, be it for its NPC Man series, which pokes fun at the Non-Playable Characters that make up most video games, or its Bored series, a show that details the riggers of working in a retail electronics store. Their next project though seems to be on a far larger scale, as REKT looks more like an actually produced television series instead of skits with loose continuity.
REKT’s first trailer shows off a group of friends who loved to play Quake depressed about the servers getting shut down. Soon after, they are introduced to Team Fortress 2 and realize it’s their destiny to become professional eSports players.
As stated by one of the commenters on YouTube, the entire trailer gives off a Cool Runnings feel to it, as the group of New Zealanders are quirky underdogs in comparison to other teams. Unsurprisingly, REKT looks like it will be laced with gaming and other nerdy inside jokes like “Leeroy Jenkins.”
There is no designated time table for the release of VLDL’s first adventure into the YouTube short film genre, nor is there a set run time for REKT either. It should be interesting to see how the upcoming series will differ from YouTube Red’s upcoming original series, featuring the Game Grumps, titled Good Game.
Either way, it’s exciting to see Viva La Dirt League expanding their horizons. Be sure to check back to the site for more updates on REKT, as well as all of you other Nerdy News and Needs!