- Riot’s long-anticipated series will be coming to Twitch
- Viewers, who tune in to the premiere, will receive in-game rewards
- Riot is spending a lot to promote Arcane
Riot's League of Legends' long-anticipated animated series, Arcane, will soon be premiering, and recently the studio announced that the series will be available for co-streaming on Twitch.
Arcane Is Coming to Twitch
One could say modern-day Twitch is at least in part built on the success of League of Legends and its popularity on the platform. Streamers have been playing the game for years and now they will also be able to stream it.
The long-anticipated animated series will be available to co-stream exclusively on Twitch, Riot Games revealed on October 18. The first episode will be streamed on November 6 and some content creators will be free to broadcast themselves watching it together with their audience.
The launch of the series comes right after this year’s League World Championship, which will take place in Reykjavík, Iceland’s capital, in the Laugardalshöll indoor sporting arena.
Those, who tune in to Arcane co-streams will receive generous awards with exclusive in-game items for Riot titles, which include League of Legends, Legends of Runeterra, and Teamfight Tactics.
On November 7 at 4 am CT, there will be a second broadcast of the first episode of Arcane on Twitch, for those who missed t at the initial airing.
Riot Is Going Big on Marketing the Series
There will also be an Arcane global premiere event to be hosted at Riot’s headquarters in Los Angeles. The event will be quite a major one and will include a red carpet for the media, streamers, and influencers from over 30 countries around the world.
Riot has also made a deal with Secret Cinema, an immersive cinema specialist, to blur the lines between cinema and video games. The event is scheduled for November 21 and will take place in Los Angeles but fans will be able to buy tickets as early as October 14.
Secret Cinema promises to make viewers a part of the action, with bespoke backstories and missions, making the viewers feel like players, as they will have to evade the Enforcers of the rich city of Piltover.
The actual series is a collaborative production between Riot and Netflix and animated by Fortiche Production. It will be split into three acts with three episodes each that will run for roughly 40 minutes. The series aims to explore the social divide between the rich, utopian city of Piltover and the seedy, oppressed underground of Zaun while giving us a lot of backstories on well-known characters like Jinx and VI.