Will Ferrell is set to play a professional video game player in an upcoming untitled comedy.
Ferrell will star as a member of a professional eSports team. In the film he is an anomaly in a sport where players usually retire in their 20s due to slowing hand-eye coordination. Evil Geniuses and Fnatic, two of the premiere real-life eSports teams in the world, are in discussions to have a presence in the film.
eSports is the professional competitions organised around a variety of games with the most popular being games like DOTA, League of Legends, Street Fighter V and Mortal Kombat X with prize pools sometimes going up to the millions of dollars.