Players (2022) s01e07 Episode Script


"Fugitive's back," from Julie.
We were supposed to be
celebrating a new owner.
It would've been nice
to have a hot owner, but
She was outbid.
APRIL: We were all excited about having
a longtime Fugitive fan buy the team,
even if that fan was
not your typical investor type.
Crew of a bunch of, you know,
a bunch of single guys.
Yeah, lot of single guys.
APRIL: With her, we'd be
making our own decisions,
but that's not how it played out.
Uh, we got a call.
Blue Wing Capital came back
with a higher offer
that Julie, as a solo investor,
couldn't match.
Look at this, she sent us hot sauce.
She sent us Patrón.
Like, she fucking got us.
You know what Blue Wing Capital got us?
Uh, they-they made a donation
on our behalf
to a children's hospital.
We're fucked.
- It might not be that bad.
- It will be that bad,
- Nightfall, it will be.
- Will it?
Yeah, do you remember
when those mouth breathers
tried to buy Dignitas and change
their name to Capital One Falcons?
Let's pour one out.
Pour one out for the dead.
Who's gonna do some Anal Angst with me?
- Whoever wants to join me.
- It's a little early.
- I can't.
My doctor says I can't go hotter
than Tabasco anymore.
- You know I want to.
I'll do it alone.
To what could have been.
Yum. Yum.
That's really good.
It's like kind of smoky, you know.
You know what?
- APRIL: You okay?
- It's like Yeah, I'm good.
It's super good. [EXHALES SHARPLY]
Julie knows her hot sauces,
I'll say that much.
- Do you want another one?
- After No,
'cause the aftertaste
is kind of the best part,
so I don't want to
drown that out. [MUTTERS]
Can I please have a glass of milk?
Can I please get a-a glass of milk?
Look at this.
The only reason they paid so much was
because they wanted Organizm.
This guy says,
"The only reason
Fugitive would want Creamcheese
is if Organizm was holding a bagel."
Julie loved me.
The only reason Blue Wing outbid her
is because they wanted him.
He's boring, and now he's the face
of the organization.
Like, no offense,
but he has a terrible personality
and, like, no sex appeal at all.
And where does that leave me, you know?
[SCOFFS] Where does that leave you?
I mean, come on, they start making cuts,
- I'm the first to go.
- Yeah, that's true.
Let's make it impossible
for them to get rid of us.
You know, let's keep winning games.
Let's win the championship.
Let's watch them try and fire
and rebuild a championship team.

ANNOUNCER: Fugitive is gonna
take the Nexus!
It's all over.
We'll probably win seven championships.
MAN: A two-year, $3 million contract?
WOMAN: He's gonna be the youngest
pro player in North America.
MAN 2: Creamcheese is a choke artist.
CREAMCHEESE: This would've
been the perfect setup to wombo combo.
MAN 3: Is it time for Fugitive
to move on from Creamcheese?
MAN 4: Something is brutally wrong
- in this team.
- MAN 5: This season will make
or break the Fugitive franchise.

CAPTAINFLOWERS: It's playoffs, baby!
We are ready to go,
and things are in full swing
here for our first match.
GABRIELLA: The playoffs are different.
Teams are tested
in these best-of-five series.
So, while Fugitive had a strong
summer split, you know,
third best record overall,
I think a lot of us still question
how this team would hold up
against postseason competition.
CAPTAINFLOWERS: We kick off here
with fourth seed Fugitive
going up against fifth seed,
- Dignitas.
- Let's go.
It's gonna be a good match today.
I'm really curious.
Can Creamcheese and Organizm
get together on the same page?
APRIL: Going into playoffs,
nobody would say that Organizm
and Creamcheese were friends,
but at least there was some respect.

Cream respected Organizm's
mechanical skill.
Organizm respected Cream's
map awareness and shot calling.
- Feeling good?
- Oh, yeah.
PAUL: Sometimes, teams
with people who hate each other
can actually make it work.
You look at, uh, Vin Diesel
and The Rock as an example.
They famously never got along
but still continued to
make movies with each other.
When it came to the Dignitas matchup
all the attention was on Organizm,
not only because it was
his first playoff series,
but because he was up against
the guy he replaced in Frugger.
RAZLEPLASM: The big story here.
Former Fugitive AD Carry Frugger
going up against his big rival,
Like, Creamcheese knows exactly
how to get in the spotlight.
Before the game, he tweeted:
And to his credit, he backed it up.
the wall. Organizm's found him.
Flash for the follow.
Frugger wants help.
Organizm's got his number,
and he's shot through the heart.
There we fucking go. Oh, my God.
GABRIELLA: Everyone on Dignitas
was trying to get at Org,
but nobody could get past Creamcheese.
It was kind of amazing to see,
to be honest.
It was a great series for Fugitive,
but it was really more than that.
That's what I'm talking about.
Just move as a team.
This was the first time
we had seen real synergy
between their bot lane.
They were finally starting
to play to their ceiling.
- Easy, easy, easy.
- Easy. Easy. Fucking easy.
Let's go!
That's what I'm fucking talking about.
Good shit right there. Good shit.
- Bro. Insane, right?
- That was crazy shit, dude.
Bro, that tweet was just disrespectful.
Oh, I'm sorry, man. I had to do it,
and it was true, too, right?
- We ended up
- Hey, yo, hey.
Hey, your piercing arrows
were impossible to dodge, bro.
- Thank you.
- That was so dope.
He's so good.
- That's crazy.
- Yeah, no, he's pretty good.
- Pretty good guy, yeah.
- Top notch, dude, top notch.
Hey, well
- Yeah, yeah, for sure.
- [STAMMERS] So, yeah.
- KYLE: Hey.
- Hey.
- CREAMCHEESE: Good game.
- KYLE: Sorry again.
Good to see you.
You did great out there.
FRUGGER: Yeah, no, I could see
how they were starting
to work better together.
You know, it-it made me think
of, uh, me and Cream
back in the day. The shit we did.
NEWSWOMAN: What is going
through your brain right now
- after such a resounding
"Creamcheese just told me what to do,
and I did the cleanup job."
ORGANIZM: Overall,
I'm happy with my performance.
I mean, come on,
he's playing really well.
ORGANIZM: Obviously, the other team
- ORGANIZM: Yo! What up?
- RUDY JR.: Player of the Series!
- What's going on?
- KYLE: Let's see it.
APRIL: I've never seen you stand
like that in your
RUDY JR.: Look just like you. [LAUGHS]
APRIL: Do-do that right now.
Hey, uh, Kyle, April,
hope y'all don't mind.
I need to steal Organizm for a bit
'cause, uh, I was kicking it with the
boys from Blue Wing in the VIP room
and they brought their boys from Puma,
and they really want to meet you, man.
- Oh, with us, too?
- Ooh, Puma.
No, they was just asking for Org.
Oh. Good for you, bro.
RUDY JR.: You know, but they got
they got big plans. That's cool?
- Yeah, do whatever you need to.
- RUDY JR.: All right. Cool.
I'm-a bring him right back.
- Ready? Come on.
- Come on.
- All right, see you, guys.
Congratulations, you guys.
- Good work tonight.
- Thank you.
- RUDY JR.: Fugitive!
- can I ask
- I know.
why Puma would be meeting with
Organizm and not with the whole team?
'Cause that makes
no fucking sense, right?
- It's-it's It's nothing.
- Look, if they're reaching out
to Rudy directly, I There's
nothing I can do about it.
Okay, well, we got
to figure out what the
fuck's going on with Blue Wing Capital.
APRIL: You think I haven't been trying?
- They just dodge all my calls.
- [GROANS] So cringe.
APRIL: They-they-they just
They avoid all my questions.
The only time I've heard
from any live human
was when somebody called
asking if Organizm
could speak at their pro-am
golf tournament or some shit.
- Have they heard him speak?
- I don't
a terrible public speaker.
He's gonna do it, right?
What even is pro-am golf?
Like, that's not
- I cannot believe this.
- I don't know.
- APRIL: I guarantee you
- CREAMCHEESE: It's the Organizm
show already,
and they've only owned the team
- for, like, less than a week.
- APRIL: I know.
RUDY JR.: All right, so,
you about to meet Pat.
That's the tall one.
And then there's Kip.
He British or Australian or something,
but he be saying "bloke" a lot.
Hit 'em with the Elmore charm
now. Let's go, Pat!
Hey, what's going on?
What's going on, Puma?
CREAMCHEESE: The difference
between me and Organizm
is O-Organizm like, Organizm,
the idea, is super cool.
He's, like, this enigmatic
rookie player,
young guy, who's incredible.
the guy behind Organizm,
is just not that cool.
He just, you know,
he peed in jars, you know?
You can tell, he's the type
of kid who did not
have a lot of friends in high school.
Which is fine, I just That Trevor,
me, had a lot of friends.
- Yo. What's up?
- Oh, there he is.
Here comes trouble.
Hey, um, tonight,
if you see, um, Mike Bertha,
you tell him he owes me
15 bucks, though, okay?
Yeah, of course. I love that.
Make ten times as much as that dude
and still shake him down for $15.
It's the principle of the thing.
Yeah, well, it's fucking savage.
- You excited?
- Oh, I'm just excited
- to drive in the Porsche.
- Yep.
KYLE: You know, as Cream's
gotten more successful,
the chip on his shoulder
has gotten a lot bigger.
Um, I mean, when we were
in high school together,
I mean, he was just a fun-loving kid.
He was really comfortable
in his own skin.
APRIL: You know, he was just
this goofy, funny kid
that everybody pretty much liked.
CREAMCHEESE: People say high
school's a hard time for them.
It was a breeze for me.
I was friends with everyone.
I was friends with the jocks,
I was friends with the nerds.
I was, I was basically both
in one, a lethal combination.
It's funny, I feel like, you know,
everybody knows me as Creamcheese.
You know, but, like, sometimes,
it's nice just to be Trevor, you know?
Old Trevor.
I mean, Old Trevor who drives a Porsche.
'22 Porsche Taycan with upgraded trim
and 19-inch rims, right?
Ten years, dude. That's fucking crazy.
Oh, my God, Nikki, what's up?
- How's it going?
- Pretty good.
- It's me right there. Trevor.
- There you are.
How's the, uh,
how's the turnout tonight?
- Um
Has Morgan Watterworth
shown up, by any chance?
Okay. Cool Oh, yeah.
There's her name.
Virgil. Thank God this guy
- didn't show, right?
Don't see any of my crew here, but
Band kids are here. That's cool.
Terrell, Arman. Can't believe
that relationship lasted.
Oh, my God, it's dead.
Hey. What's up?
I'm here, like,
really early or something.
It's just, like, band kids.
- Guess who?
[LAUGHS]: Uh I-I don't know.
I'll give you a hint. Um Creamcheese?
- Creamcheese?
- Creamcheese.
- I don't know. I don't know.
- What?
- Wait, was it?
- Come on.
Oh, my God.
- Uh, Trev Trevor.
- What's up, guys?
- Yeah, what's up?
- Trevor, hi.
- What's up, man?
- I haven't seen you guys
in a really long time. Is it good
- if I sit here for a second?
- Yeah.
- Over here.
- Can I, can I grab a seat there?
Have a seat, man.
MAN: So, I heard you were, like,
- a professional gamer.
- Yeah, you got me.
I'm-I'm a professional gamer.
We're-we're in the playoffs
right now, so
we're just trying to win
as much as we can.
We swept them,
so that's going pretty good.
Yeah, I wasn't even sure I was
gonna make it here in time.
So I mean, I actually, I tweeted
out that I was gonna sweep them
so that I could make it
to my high school reunion.
- Oh, my God.
- Got, like, 50 retweets.
I'm so fucking jealous. I mean,
that's got to be the life.
- You just get paid
- It's f
- To play video games.
- It's pretty cool.
Yeah, it's-it's the best.
Do you guys have jobs or?
- WOMAN: Yeah.
CREAMCHEESE: Yeah? What do you do?
WOMAN: I'm an-an assistant principal
at an elementary school.
At an elementary school?
That must fucking suck, right?
[LAUGHS]: No, I love kids.
- You love kids?
- [LAUGHS]: Yeah.
DALE: Hey, guys. Oh, my God. Dale!
- Whoa.
- Hey, Dale.
- You look amazing!
- Thanks.
What the fuck!
How much weight did you lose?
I lost 90 pounds.
- That's that's really great.
- WOMAN: One, two, three.
- ALL: Marshall Canyon!
- Yes. We got it.
- Nice.
Maybe we do one more, right?
Just maybe I'll get in one of these.
- Oh, uh, sure. Yeah.
- For the second one.
- Trevor, get in. Get in.
- Trevor, yeah.
- For the second one.
- Yeah.
You used to be so fat, dude.
- Yeah, I was pretty fat.
One, two, three, Marshall Canyon.
ALL: Marshall Canyon.
- She forgot to count.
- Yeah, good job.
- Congratulations.
- Thanks.
Hey, um, Morgan Watterworth
still hasn't come, right?
NIKKI: Yeah, I don't
- I haven't seen her, no.
- She hasn't? That's fine.
Yeah, that's cool.
- Okay, it's all good.
- Okay?
- NIKKI: Hi, so good to see you.
- Okay, fuck. All right.

CREAMCHEESE: A lot of players,
when they were younger,
like, in high school,
they spent all their free time
playing video games.
They don't get attention from
girls until they're pro players,
and then it all comes at them at once.
I was not like that. Like
I had Morgan.
MORGAN: I think we were
kind of drawn to each other
'cause we were both,
like, a little awkward.
I mean, obviously, him doing, like,
the video game thing and I was, like,
a theater tech stage manager geek?
And, I don't know, there was,
like, a-a little section
of the cafeteria where
you would kind of hang out
if you were weird, and that's where
we started hanging out.
The Alcove.
I would describe
our relationship as playful.
Um we bust each other's balls a bit.
Can I say that?
All my bros loved her.
All those guys I ran
back with in high school.
Like Jordan,
Mikey Boone, Pickle, Braxton.
I don't know, he's, I think, um
a little bit sweeter one-on-one
than in front of people.
Uh, well, he took me to see
Fast Five twice, and, uh,
one time he put a bunch
of rose petals in my car.
And I guess, one time,
I casually mentioned
to Trevor that I liked
Toblerone chocolate bars.
Then the very next day, at lunch,
he gave me a Toblerone.
CREAMCHEESE: She fucking
loved them, so I was like,
"To show my love, I'm gonna get
this girl a Toblerone
every single day."
And then, he-he kept
bringing Toblerones
And it just became like,
"Wha Do you expect me to eat,
like, a Toblerone a day?"
Turns out, Toblerones
are not the cheapest candy.
That's, like, $2.99 per bar, so
which it's about $90 a month
is what I was set back.
I didn't care, though.
It was, like a metaphor.
For how I felt about her.
MORGAN: It was fun,
but I was planning on going to college,
and Trevor was just in a different spot.
CREAMCHEESE: I kind of decided I
was gonna pursue this pro path,
and frankly, at the time,
Morgan kind of saw gaming
the same way my parents did,
and so I was like, "All right," like,
"I guess that's the end of that."
It sucked.
But as they say, if you love something,
let set it, let it go free.
And it will always come back to you.
And that's exactly
what happened with her.
Five years later.
ENDER: I mean, Fugitive Gaming
is absolutely dominating
right now, a-and I got to be honest,
I think the biggest reason
why is Creamcheese.
KYLE: 2016 was the year of Creamcheese.
Good fucking job.
APRIL: It was pretty much
the height of Fugitive Gaming.
APRIL: The team was on fire,
just annihilating everyone
and making our way to the finals.
Sorry, LCS, we're not going anywhere.
MORGAN: I had just graduated
and got this gig
as a brand ambassador at a
gaming expo called PAX West.
And that's when I learned
that he and Kyle had started
their own team and it was
worth over a million dollars.
- Oh!
- Soak it up, baby. You love it.
MORGAN: It was crazy.
[CHANTING]: Creamcheese! Creamcheese!
MORGAN: So I reached out to say hi.
I was like, "Yo, Morgan,
you should come by
the Fugitive Mansion."
It's nice to be able to drop in
"mansion" into those DMs.
People like that.
Shawty's like a melody in my head ♪
MORGAN: When he invited me over
to the Fugitive house, uh,
to impress me,
it very much worked.
- Oh! Oh!
- Kidding me?
CREAMCHEESE: Because it was
really cool to see him
just achieving his dreams.
- Right click to move. [LAUGHS]
- Well, what keys do I click?
- Move your, you
- That was She's got her
Have you ever taught
anyone anything ever?
Alt, Windows, control. Okay, try that.
FRUGGER: I mean, listen, we're
talking about him at his peak.
He could have been with
a K-Kardashian or Lindsay Lohan,
or, like, one of the Olsen twins, right?
But it wasn't about that.
He wanted his, you know,
his high school sweetheart.
First of all, if you haven't hiked
before, this is what happens.
Everyone's hiked before but you!
You get in a car to drive to walk
FRUGGER: For Cream, like,
he's very about loyalty.
And he knows that,
you know, she wasn't there for the money
and she wasn't there for
the fame and stuff like that.
She was just there for him.
How do you decide when to, uh, stop?
- When you get to the top.
- [LAUGHS]: When you
me before Creamcheese.
MORGAN: Okay, I have
- a present for you.
- All right.
She liked me even before Nutmilk.
She-she liked me
back when I was just Trevor.
Oh, my God, this is really nice.
- Oh.
- Do you like it?
Yeah, this is fucking awesome.
KYLE: He was the happiest
I think I've ever seen him.
His mindset, it made
the whole team better.
I've never seen anything like it.
- Yeah.
- KYLE: Go, go, go, go, go.
- Into the pool.
- APRIL: Cream
risked it all.
He gave up everything to be
a pro gamer, and it worked.
So, Trevor's giving me a tour.
I'm just, like, kind of curious
why Creamcheese
isn't on this-this wall.
Like, how are you, like,
not literally on this wall?
She asks a question
every, like, ten seconds.
- I don't know.
- Just soak it in, you know?
I used to call him crazy for thinking
that he could play
video games for a living.
- CREAMCHEESE: First step. Go.
- My first step.
- Good.
- Doesn't this feel amazing?
- Oh, you look so good next to
- It's kind of crazy.
MORGAN: I told him I was wrong.
And that I'm so proud of him.
CREAMCHEESE: This is like church to me.
MORGAN: I'm totally I totally get it.
APRIL: And that validation
meant more to him than he let on.
I know that it hurts him
to this day that he never
got that "I told you so"
with his parents.
But he got that with Morgan.
These are champions.
CREAMCHEESE: You're a champion.
You like it here? It's cool, right?
- It is cool. It is very cool.
- It's fucking sick.
CREAMCHEESE: She fucking got it,
you know? Like
That was nice to hear.
CREAMCHEESE: There we go. There we go.
There we go, boys, let's fucking go.
APRIL: In 2016, when we went
all the way to the finals,
Cream was the most confident
I've ever seen him,
and Morgan was a big part of that.
- Yes, yes, yes!
- Let's do it.
- Yeah. Fuck yeah, let's go.
- Vegas. Vegas.
- Ugh! Vegas, baby.
- Let's fucking go.
We're going to fucking Vegas!
We were gonna play
in the Spring Split finals
against TSM in our first season.
This might have been
the best time of my life.
MORGAN: They were going to Vegas
for the North American finals,
and Trevor asked me
if I wanted to come along.
Of course, I said yes.
I mean, honestly, I-I still pinch myself
when I come out onto the stage.
It feels like I'm living the dream.
I really felt like
we were gonna win, you know?
And Morgan was a big reason why.
She was super cool.
Frugger, what's happening, dude?
Sick. Yeah, I'm just, uh, I'm at
Charlie Fitzpatrick's in Claremont.
You should come through.
Yeah, it's my ten-year reunion,
but it's like an,
it's an open thing, so you could
come through, for sure.
No, it's yeah. I guess it's kind of
out of the way for you, so
No, I know. Yeah, I'm probably
gonna head out anyway, so
Oh, yeah, it's a, it's a blast.
I'll talk to you later, man.
Okay, bye.
No Frugger, so
MAN: Dude, I would love to play
video games for a living.
Are you kidding me? If I could
pay my rent by playing video games,
- that would be fucking dope.
- Oh, it's more than paying rent,
- you know.
- Yeah.
- It's a big deal.
- Yeah. Um
Hey, it's pretty cool
that they let us, like
- Guess how much!
- Sorry?
Guess how much I make!
Oh, sorry. Um I-I don't know.
- A hundred grand.
- No.
- Okay, uh
- It's a lot more than that.
- $200,000.
- [LAUGHS]: No. No.
Not $200,000.
So what do you make?
I don't, I don't know.
$820,000 a year.
Every single year.
- Holy shit. Wow.
- Yeah.
Good to see you, Callie.
So good to see you.
- Sal.
- It's so good.
- Goodbye, Dale.
- So proud of you.
- Good to see you, man.
- Yes, you, too.
- All right.
- All right.
- Have a good night.
- Bye.
CREAMCHEESE: Get out of here, man.
He looks so good.
- He's amazing. That's
- How did he do that?
- That guy's incredible.
- I mean, a hundred pounds?
- What?
- Hundred pounds
- is a shit-ton of weight.
- Yeah.
- No, he looks hot.
- That's
He was fucking fat
in high school, honestly.
Oh, shit.
One second, guys. Hey.
Sup, girl. How are you?
Dude, do not worry about it at all.
I No, I was just shooting off
texts to people who
Just hounding people who
hadn't shown up yet, you know?
- Yeah.
No, dude, it's-it's shit, you know?
But it's pretty fucking cool.
Dale's lost a shit-ton of weight.
He looks, he looks, like,
completely transformed, honestly.
Everyone's really psyched for him.
- For sure. For sure.
- Um
I would love that.
I would absolutely love that.
- Okay.
- Uh
Yeah, you too. Uh, good night.
I think I'm done, guys. I think
I think I'm done for the night.
Knew you'd be up, you fucking nerd.
I told you I would be.
Classic shit, dude.
You want to do one?
Yeah. [SCOFFS] Yeah.
So, uh, how was it?
People must have been pretty excited
to see Creamcheese.
Yeah, man, it was like
It actually got
kind of annoying, you know?
You want to go Cait-Lux here?
Yeah. Yeah.
You want this Toblerone?
It's really fucking good.
It's, like, one of the best candies.
- Yeah, I-I love these.
- Right?
They're good.
CREAMCHEESE: I'll go in on level three.
- Bears in the pots.
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