The pace picks up as Players provide the much-needed drama for us to care about the battle between Creamcheese and Organizm.
This recap of Paramount+ series Players season 1, episode 2, “Organizm,” contains spoilers.
The pilot episode of Players gave us an introduction to Creamcheese and the story of how he built this entire esports phenomenon in Fugitive. However, we did see this was the downside of his career, and that the team has already picked his replacement. Will Creamcheese and Organizm get along? Can Creamcheese become a team player? Let’s dive in.
Players season 1, episode 2 recap
The episode begins with us finding out that heading into the third week, Fugitive Gaming is 2-4. Tensions are at an all-time high, and coach Kyle is trying to reel everyone to make them work as a team. Creamcheese is going off because Organizm isn’t being responsive, as he keeps to himself. Questions are surrounding whether or not this team can come together. Announcers talk about how Creamcheese and Organizm work as a team, and they could be unstoppable.
We move to a game where they are taking on the Guardians (the worst team in the league). It should be an easy win for the Fugitive. However, Organizm is up and drafting a player, and everyone freaks out because he picked an awful character. Creamcheese has lost it on him once again. Everyone believes Organizm is making all these moves to make Creamcheese angry (it’s working).
Before we go any further, we rewind to 2015, where we will get a more detailed look into the life of Organizm. First, we hear his family talk about trying to get him to play many different sports, but they couldn’t get him to budge. Organizm was a HUGE fan of Fugitive Gaming growing up. Next, we pick up where we were in the last episode about how the take-off of Fugitive Gaming happened. We also get the background story about why Creamcheese changed his name from Nutmilk (because the league made him).
We get the further backstory of Organizm and how he worked his tail off to make money to get his own computer. Next, we fast forward to 2019, where we follow Guru, who left Fugitive to stream his own content. He was a MUST-WATCH streamer and built his brand to an all-time high. Shortly after, this was when the legend of Organizm arrived on the scene. One day, Organizm took on Guru and BLEW THE DOORS off of him, not once, not twice, but three times. Twitch went crazy because they were watching Guru get his face smashed in by a mystery guy. Organizm typed into the chat, “It’s okay, I still think you are a good player,” and everyone freaked out. That line changed the course of HISTORY for both of these players.
From this, Organizm became the most-watched streamer in the world. Of course, everyone wanted to watch the guy that slayed Guru. He was all business, didn’t talk trash or say much, just put his head down and played the game. When all the offers came in, Organizm wanted to play for one team and one team only, Fugitive Gaming.
After all the chatter, we are back to the present day and the game where Organizm picked the character that set everyone off. The game kicks off, and things aren’t going well, as it is one big sloppy affair by two of the worst teams in the league. Organizm takes on the odds of 1v5 and wins the game for the team. Before the end of the game, Creamcheese walks off the stage and FREAKS OUT. It was an embarrassment to the team.
Creamcheese calls Nathan (owner) to tell him that he is ruining his team by starting Organizm. Nathan retorts that they just won the game and need to trust him. Mid-argument on the phone, Creamcheese punches the wall and hurts his hand. Kyle is trying to talk some sense into Creamcheese, but it isn’t working because he is hardheaded. I do love that they broke down why things went awry between Creamcheese and Organizm in the middle of the game (in gaming terms).
Back at the house, as Kyle is playing with his family, Creamcheese walks into the house and says he is never wearing the jersey again as he is demanding a trade. He takes the bottle of Patron, heads outside with his jersey, and starts a fire, lays his jersey on the fire, and watches it burn. Frugger is egging this on as he tells him they need to send a message as the episode closes.
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