Nobody thought that League of Legends would be making a major comeback until Arcane debuted on Netflix. Not only did the series look great, but it was also paired with some fantastic storytelling and great character work.
While fans wait for the next season of Arcane, the show has managed to make history by become the first streaming series to win an Emmy for Outstanding Animated Program. Check this out:
I guess it’s also worth noting that Arcane was going up against Bob’s Burgers, Rick and Morty, The Simpsons, and Marvel’s What If…?.
If you ask me, Arcane definitely deserves the win. Though the series is based on a video game, the world of Piltover has an incredibly expansive lore, and you don’t really need to play League of Legends to enjoy the series (in fact, some gamers discourage Arcane fans to check out the game at all).
Though the other nominees were still great, I think Arcane is the only series in the list that actually features a more serious story. I mean, what happened, did they run out of animated series to actually check out? In what world does What If get an Emmy nomination, but not Star Wars: Visions?
In the cities of Piltover and Zaun, tensions rise as inventors, hooligans, politicians and crime lords grow increasingly fed up with the constraints of a devastated society. With the situation on the verge of being unsustainable, two sisters steal an artifact of immeasurable power. Discovery and danger collide as heroes are born and bonds are broken. Will this power change the world? Or will it lead to ruin? This is the world of Arcane.
Catch the first season of Arcane now streaming on Netflix. League of Legends is now playable for PC and macOS.