Play Us is a Swedish reality television series produced by Reveille LLC and Bringiton AB which documents a 10-city world tour undertaken by the all-female gaming group Les Seules as they travel around the world playing the online game Counter Strike.
The series premiered in Sweden on MTV in 2006. There are 10 half-hour episodes in the series.
Play Us premiered in South Africa on DStv's GO channel on Friday 24 October 2008, at 21h00.
Play Us is a reality series starring the all-girl video gaming group Les Seules. The group of five
Swedish women are world 'e-sports' leaders in the Counter Strike online game, which is played by more than 70-million people globally.
Les Seules are already adored by legions of fans around the world and are part of a new phenomenon of female professional gamers.
The Play Us series is more about the dynamic human relationships of gamers than the games themselves.
Wherever the all-girl group Les Seules go, their fans are in hot pursuit. In 2004, after becoming world leaders for female players, Les Seules received a barrage of publicity in the US and worldwide, including coverage on CNN and an appearance on ABC's morning show.
However, outside of the world of professional e-sports, they are still relatively unknown. Play Us intends to change all that.
One important difference from previous shows in the reality genre is that Play Us is a reality series starring people doing what they love. It presents an interesting way to get those who play video games watching television.
Audiences will be taken on an exhilarating journey as Les Seules compete for stardom within the professional video gaming scene and beyond. Just like a regular rock group, the girls plan to travel across the world aboard the Play Us bus.
From here, the girls will have to navigate a minefield of not only intense gaming and promotional spin, but also fierce rivalries between male and female gamers as everyone battles it out to be the best.
The members of Les Seules are:
Louise Thomsen, 24 (online name Aurora) - the unofficial leader
Thelma Lundin, 21 (Queen) - the competitive player
Sophie Bystrom, 21(Sophie) - the quiet one
Sofi Sandager, 18 (Zelena) - the party girl
Line Marie Haug, 22 (Miss Hyper) - the lively one