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Nickelodeon Latin America to Premiere New eSports Series 'N00bees' on Monday 17th September 2018

Nickelodeon Latin America (Latinoamérica) will premiere N00bees, a brand-new scripted series which will take viewers inside the high-stakes world of eSports, on Monday 17th September 2018!

Are you a gamer? N00bees is perfect for you! Not a gamer? You're gonna love the show, too!

N00Bees, whose title denotes a person who is new at playing an online game and/or is bad at it, follows Silvia, her brother Erick and their friends Tania, Pablo and Niko. Silvia has never been interested in video games. She has always preferred the outdoors and playing her favorite sport basketball. She is the opposite of her father, Hector, and her brother - for them video games is everything! When Erick is presented with the unique opportunity of participating in the E-Sports Championship, his greatest dream, Silvia does everything possible to help him achieve it, even if it means becoming a professional gamer. Silvia and Erick along with their friends create N00Bees - an E-sports team that will compete for the title at the Professional Video Games League. But the task will not be easy. Besides dealing with all the usual problems associated with growing up, Silvia will have to learn how to play video games while competing against David, the best player in the region and with whom she'll fall in love. What nobody knows is that something will happen to Silvia that will make her gain some incredible powers allowing her to control the way she plays videogames, and this will be epic! All this will unleash all kinds of adventures and moments that fans CANNOT miss!

N00bees is the Nickelodeon's first-ever gaming series, co-produced with Mediapro, and will bring fans closer to the world of video games. The show began filming in Bogotá, Colombia in May 2018, and is set to air on Nickelodeon Latinoamérica in the fall. The series, featuring 60 1-hour episodes, will also run on the free-to-air (FTA) network RCN in Colombia later this year. The Spanish language series will also be adapted to Portuguese for Nick viewers in Brazil (Brasil).

N00Bees is created by Enrique Pérez from Mediapro Group’s production company 100Balas.

The show features new and established pan-regional actors, including Mexican natives Michelle Olvera (La Doña, Huérfanas, O Señor De Los Cielos) and newcomer Andres de la Mora; Colombians Maria Jose Vargas (Majo Vargas YouTuber e Celebridade no Instagram, Puro Flow, Francisco El Matemático) and Ilenia Antonini (Chica Vampiro); and Argentinean Lion Bagnis (La Doña, Baila). Additional cast members are Colombian actress and model Karen Martinez (Cartel De Los Sapos, Final Tiempo), Brandon Figueredo, who returns to Nickelodeon screens following his role in Nickelodeon Latinoamérica's hit series Yo Soy Franky, and Brazilian actress Clara Tiezzi (Malhação, Rebelde), among others.

The series will include images from Mediapro’s Professional Videogames League (LVP), the biggest e-sports league in Spain and host of major online and offline tournaments for such hit games as “League of Legends” and “Call of Duty.”

Online at, fans can learn more about the series and the characters in the show - Silvia, David, Ruth, and Matt - as well as watch video clips inspired by the series.

Below is Nickelodeon Latinoamérica's official show description for Noobees:

"A Silvia nunca le han interesado los videojuegos. Ella prefiere el aire libre y jugar su deporte favorito: el baloncesto. Silvia es lo opuesto a su padre, Héctor, y su hermano, Erick, para quienes los videojuegos son lo máximo. Cuando a Erick se le presenta una oportunidad única para cumplir su mayor sueño de ganar el campeonato de e-sports, Silvia hace todo lo posible para que él lo consiga, incluso si eso supone convertirse en una gamer profesional."

To celebrate the debut of N00bees later this year, Nickelodeon Latinoamérica has launched a brand-new live stream series on Mixer, a next-generation live streaming platform for gamers that lets viewers participate in the gameplay itself. Broadcast every Friday at 8 PM (Mex/Col) | 10 PM (Arg), fans can log onto Nickelodeon's N00bees Mixer channel - - and immerse themselves in the show! Fans will be able to influence in real time what's happening on their screen, and participate in the livestream.

“Viacom International Studios is always seeking innovative programming for its brands and audiences,” commented Pierluigi Gazzolo, the president of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) The Americas. “Given the current worldwide trends around gaming, we are happy to introduce the eSports concept to our Nickelodeon viewers by way of this series and to extend its reach to a broader audience via RCN in Colombia.”

N00bees was recently by presented by World Information Tracking (THE WITS) at the “Fresh TV Kids Live-Action Scripted Series” conference at MIPTV in Cannes, as original audiovisual content which has possibilities to generate new trends in children's fiction in the international market place. THE WITS is a UK-based consulting firm that seeks the most promising content trends, insights and new ideas for TV and digital programming worldwide.

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Originally published: Thursday, August 09, 2018.
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