Arcane — Netflix and Riot Games bringing League of Legends to streaming

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Autumn 2021 sees a new animated series Arcane come to Netflix, welcoming viewers to the world of League of Legends

Set in Riot Games’s globally popular League of Legends IP, Arcane is an animated series developed and produced by Riot Games in partnership with Fortiche Productions. Set in the utopian region of Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun, the story follows the origins of two iconic League champions-and the power that will tear them apart.

If you aren’t familiar with it, League of Legends is a MMO battle arena video game. It has amassed over 14 billion views on its videos globally, and the League of Legends 2020 World Championship esports competition saw record-setting viewership across multiple metrics. In total, over one billion hours of content was consumed around the world, extending League’s position as the planet’s most-watched esport, with the final match reaching a 23.04 million Average Minute Audience and hitting 45 million Peak Concurrent Users.

Shauna Spenley, Global President of Entertainment at Riot Games said: “Arcane was created as a love letter to our players and fans, who have been asking us for more cinematic experiences that dive deeper into the worlds and champions in League of Legends”

You can read the Netflix announcement for more details.