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The hilarious truth behind TimTheTatman's ESPN documentary

If you have watched ESPN's dedicated esports Twitter page or YouTube channel, you may have seen a trailer for an upcoming documentary titled Fall Guys: The Saga Continues – A TimTheTatman Story. Unlike other ESPN documentaries that cover the lives, times, and crimes of sports stars, this special will reflect on TimTheTatman's journey through Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. If you think this idea sounds like a joke, you might be closer to the truth than you think.

Odds are you have already heard of TimTheTatman. He is one of the richest stars on Twitch. He has streamed, played, and competed in Fortnite, Overwatch, and Call of Duty. Though not the best player around, he is no slouch by any means, as he consistently places high in various tournaments. However, Fall Guys is the game that almost broke him, and ESPN is producing a video about how he overcame that particular hurdle.

Despite his status and experience, TimTheTatman just couldn't get the hang of Fall Guys. He joined with his friends for what he thought would be easy sessions. They all went on to win Fall Guy crowns, but TimTheTatman was left in the dust. He was beset by pitfalls, trolled by windmills, and manhandled by opposing players who took an "if I'm going down, I'm taking you with me" mindset.

Many audience members jeered at TimTheTatman for his inability to win, as he put it, "a kids game." Others cheered him on. Even the Fall Guys Twitter account got in on the action, mocking him for his ceaseless failures. In response, TimTheTatman demanded to 1v1 the Fall Guys social media team in the Call of Duty: Warzone Gulag. If he couldn't beat Fall Guys, he'd beat the people who helped make it.

But on Aug. 18, the stars aligned and TimTheTatman finally acquired a crown. Many viewers joined in the celebrations, including ESPN ... except not really. Instead of posting a heartfelt article, the site took the opportunity to roast TimTheTatman for taking so long to achieve one victory. So, why has ESPN chosen to chronicle TimTheTatman's journey to that single Fall Guys crown when the site previously mocked his victory?

Though ESPN might now be genuinely celebrating TimTheTatman, many people have taken the documentary's announcement as yet another excuse to poke fun at him, including one individual who responded with a video of a young girl masterfully securing a Fall Guys crown. Then again, the trailer does start with a clip of TimTheTatman stating he thought five-year-olds could easily win Fall Guys.

ESPN didn't provide a release date for the documentary. The trailer simply ends with the words "Coming Soon," so it's unclear when you'll finally get to see it — or if it is as tongue-in-cheek as the announcement makes it out to be.