Paramount+’s new esports comedy ‘Players’ comes from a Philly guy — and stars one, too

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The Philadelphia Inquirer

PHILADELPHIA — It’s been a whirlwind few weeks for Da’Jour Jones. First, it was his senior prom. Then, he graduated from Cab Calloway School of the Arts. Two weeks ago, he attended the premiere for a TV show in which he has a lead role. Now, that series, “Players,” has made its streaming debut on Paramount+. “Everything’s just been leading up to one bigger event,” says Jones, 19, who was born in North Philadelphia and raised in Delaware. And he’s not the show’s only local connection. A comedic mockumentary focused on the world of esports, “Players” comes to us via Exton native Tony Yacenda and…

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