Arcane becomes the first to bag an Emmy
For us, who are from the video game industry, this is a significant issue. It’s been incredible to watch how the public has responded to our tales and characters, therefore we are grateful to Netflix for having supported us from the start. Many thanks to Riot Games, who worked on the entire IP, as well as to everyone who has played our game and League of Legends over the past 12 years or more and contributed to its current success.
Back in November 2021, Netflix released Arcane in two parts, and it soon went viral. Nine Annie Awards were given to the series in March.. In addition to the three other animation-related prizes it previously won this year, Arcane, the well-liked Netflix animated series inspired on the computer game League of Legends, took home the award for Outstanding Animated Program at the Emmys’ Creative Arts ceremony.
Despite increasing competition in recent years, this is the first time a streaming-only show has taken home the prize. Arcane outperformed non-streaming episodes of Bob’s Burgers, The Simpsons, and Rick and Morty as well as another streaming-only title from Marvel’s ‘What If…?’. The award has previously been recognized for submissions from other Netflix animated series like Big Mouth and BoJack Horseman.
“Honoured isn’t even close to capturing our feelings at receiving the #Emmy for.” The team was grateful for the amazing work of the team at @RiotGames and Fortiche, the @TelevisionAcad, and the best fans, the makers posted a note of thanks.
The series was first made available in November 2021 thanks to a collaboration with League creator Riot Games. Several characters from the well-known MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) are highlighted in it, including the orphaned sisters Vi and Jinx, their childhood companion Ekko, and the quarreling creators Jayce and Viktor. The sixth episode of the series, “When These Walls Come Tumbling Down,” is the one that took home the trophy.
The prize was accepted by Arcane co-creator Christian Linke, who was quoted by Deadline as saying, “Thank you for this. For us, who are from the video game industry, it’s a major issue. The way the world has embraced our characters has been incredible.” He thanked again saying that they are quite excited about it because they are video game players.
Despite Netflix’s cartoon cull that took place earlier this year as a result of a decline in subscription numbers, fans of the series should be glad to learn that a second season is in the works, albeit there is no information on an estimated release date. Check out the Bridging the Rift documentary series on Riot Game’s YouTube page to learn more about how the show was created if you can’t wait for another Arcane fix.