Riot Games and Netflix revealed that the first episode of Arcane, the upcoming animated series set in the universe of League of Legends and featuring some of its iconic characters such as Vi, Caitlyn, Viktor, Jinx and more, will be co-streamable on Twitch.
In addition to catching the first episode on Twitch, the company revealed that players and fans around the world also will be able to experience the Global Premiere Event hosted at Riot’s Headquarters in Los Angeles. Designed for a global audience, the event will feature an innovative red carpet for media and streamers around the world to connect with their communities. The event will broadcast by streamers and influencers and is open for co-streaming.
Fans who tune-in to the digital co-streamable on Twitch will receive Twitch Drops, exclusive in-game items in Riot’s games.
Brandon Miao, Cross-Product Experiences and Partnerships Lead, Riot Experience (XP) at Riot Games: “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.”
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.
Arcane is split into three acts, each consisting of three episodes and running a week apart. The first will be coming to Netflix on November 6th at 7 pm PDT, the second will air on November 13th and the third will run on November 20th.