League Of Legends Animated Show Arcane Snags Three Emmy Awards

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It’s time for Netflix to pop open that bottle of champagne or three as its League of Legends-inspired animated series Arcane comes away with three major awards during this year’s Creative Arts Emmys, including Best Animated Program.

Arcane’s win marks the first time that a streaming series has snagged the award, beating out other extremely popular animated shows, including Rick and Morty, Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, and What If…?

“Thank you this. It’s a big deal for us as we come from video games,” Arcane co-creator Christian Linke said in his acceptance speech. “It’s been amazing to see the world embrace our characters and our stories so thanks to Netflix who believed in us from the beginning, thanks to Riot Games, who worked on the whole IP… and to all the people that have been with our game and League of Legends for the last 12 years or so who helped make it as big as it is now.”

“Honored doesn’t even begin to describe how we feel,” reads a post on the show’s official Twitter page. “Thank you to our incredible team at Riot Games and Fortiche, the Television Academy, and the greatest fans (yes, you) for making this possible.”

Arcane premiered on Netflix last November to overwhelmingly positive reviews from both gamers and non-gamers alike. The series follows the origin story of sisters Jinx and Vi from League of Legends in their quest to reunite with each other even as chaotic events threaten to keep them apart. The main characters are voiced by big-name celebrities including Hailee Steinfeld as Vi, Ella Purnell as Jinx, and Harry Potter’s Katie Leung as Caitlyn.

The series has been tapped for another season which is currently still in the middle of production with no release date announced as of yet.

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