RIOT Games and Netflix together for Arcane, a new animated series based on League of Legends

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Netflix and Riot Games today announce a collaboration that will bring the gaming phenomenon to 8 million users a day League of Legendson the US streaming platform in world premiere from next autumn 2021.

The first animated series of Riot Games will be set in the mysterious places where the popular IP League of Legends develops, and will take the name of ARCANE, series produced in collaboration with Fortiche Productions. The scenario will be that of the utopian region of Piltover, and in the oppressed meanders of Zaun. The storyline will follow the origins of two iconic League of Legends champions, and a power that will put them to the test.

Dominique Bazay, director of Netflix original series said: “League of Legends has always involved a huge global fandom, we are thrilled to be able to produce the first television series focused on this universe, the ‘Arcane’ series, it will be an exciting and visually spectacular race that will keep viewers in suspense. “.

Shauna Spenley, President of Global Entertainment Riot Games “Arcane is a love letter to our fans and gamers alike, who have always been asking us for new cinematic experiences that delve deeper into the environments and champions of League of Legends. Netflix, thanks to its incredible strength and global reach, is able to create high quality content, and is therefore the perfect partner to accomplish our goal, and bring ‘Arcane’ to players all over the world ” .

Riot Games continues to increase its fans around the world outside and within the game. He has amassed over 14 billion views on his videos globally, and the 2020 League of Legends World Championship had record-breaking viewers across multiple platforms. In total, over a billion hours of content were viewed around the world, increasing the game’s ranks and making LoL the most watched Esport on the planet, with the final match reaching an average viewership per minute ( AMA) of 23.04 million and reached 45 million concurrent users (PCUs).

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