Riot Games debuts all-new animated series Arcane on Netflix

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Are you a massive fan of League of Legends? Netflix and Riot Games bring the global phenomenon’s franchise to television with the animated event series Arcane.

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Photos from @arcaneshow on Instagram

Arcane, Riot’s first TV series, recently premiered on Netflix globally. Arcane is the first Netflix series to debut with co-streaming exclusively on Twitch. Content creators on the platform were able to broadcast themselves watching and reacting to episode one.

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In addition to catching the first episode on Twitch, players and fans around the world were also able to experience the Global Premiere Event hosted at Riot’s headquarters in Los Angeles. Designed for a global audience, the event featured an innovative red carpet for media and streamers around the world to connect with their communities.

The Global Premiere Event was broadcasted by streamers and influencers representing over 30 regions, and was open for co-streaming to all, so fans can celebrate the Arcane debut live with their communities.

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“Interest in deeper storytelling from our global player base played a big part in our decision to make Arcane, so it’s only right that they will be able to watch the first episode of Arcane together as a community. When designing the event, we wanted to blend traditional entertainment with innovative, digital-first approaches that increase access for players around the world, creating something new for people to enjoy together,” says Brandon Miao, Cross-Product Experiences and Partnerships Lead, Riot Experience (XP) at Riot Games

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Co-streaming is a popular form of entertainment that enables users to broadcast themselves providing unique commentary over separate content. Visually similar to a picture-in-picture (pip) type extension, co-streaming offers opportunities for exciting personalities to simultaneously interact with people around the world, building passionate communities through shared experiences.

The three acts of Arcane, each containing three episodes, was released simultaneously on Tencent Video in China and Netflix globally, ensuring Riot’s global player base can experience the show together regardless of location.

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Based on the world behind League of Legends, Arcane dives into the delicate balance between the rich city of Piltover and the seedy underbelly of Zaun. Known across Runeterra as the “city of progress,” many of the most brilliant minds call these cities home. But the creation of hextech, a way for any person to control magical energy, threatens that balance. While Arcane holds the backstories of League of Legends champions, the series is designed to stand on its own as a complex world filled with moral decisions, breathtaking animation, and suspenseful storytelling.

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Photos courtesy of Netflix

Set in Riot’s globally popular League of Legends IP, Arcane is an animated series developed and produced by Riot Games in partnership with Fortiche Productions.

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