In the upcoming episode of "Elementary," the crime-solving duo Sherlock (Jonny Lee Miller) and Joan (Lucy Liu) will be solving the murder of a former professional video game player.
As revealed in the synopsis for season 5 episode 14, titled "Rekt in Real Life," Sherlock and Joan will look into the murder of an ex-professional eSports player who was killed in front of his fans watching a live video stream. When they start looking for suspects, they will come across a group of gamers who call themselves Team Profine.
To note, the next episode will actually feature real-life eSports professionals. Team Profine will be composed of Hendrick "DJ Nintendo" Pilar, Arturo "Sabin" Sanchez, Jordan "JKap" Kaplan, Tarik "Tarik" Celik, and Ryan "The Moon" Coker-Welch.
In an interview with "Elementary" writer and producer Jeffrey Paul King, he explained why they decided to do an episode about eSports.
"Our boss (series creator Rob Doherty) is fascinated by emerging niches and cultures," King stated in an interview with theScore esports. "We've done a bunch of episodes that touch on brand new technologies or cultures. His biggest concern is always that we do our best to get it right and that it helps us tell a compelling story. We try to avoid doing any kind of 'stunt' storytelling; that is, using a niche market for nothing more than the attention it will garner. We want to use it to help us tell an awesome story."
Elsewhere in the episode, ex-convict Shinwell (Nelsan Ellis) will be asking Joan for advice when his estranged teenage daughter asks for him to meet her. The father and daughter lost touch the moment Shinwell was sent to prison. But as soon as he was granted freedom, he found his daughter and wanted to reestablish their bond.
"Elementary" season 5 episode 14, titled "Rekt in Real Life," airs on Sunday, Feb. 19, at 10 p.m. EST on CBS.