Netflix to let Twitch users co-stream first episode of League of Legends animated series

The series premieres Nov 6 on Netflix Singapore.

Naren Sankar

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Published: 19 October 2021, 4:48 PM

Arcane, Riot Games upcoming League of Legends fantasy series debuting on Netflix on Nov 6, will become Netflix’s first show to premiere with co-streaming on Twitch, an interactive livestreaming service for content spanning gaming, entertainment, sports, music and more.

This applies only to the first episode of the series and the partnership with Twitch will allow content creators on the platform to broadcast themselves watching and reacting to episode one.

The show will be accompanied by a Global Premiere Event, hosted at the Riot Games headquarters in Los Angeles and will be broadcasted by streamers and influencers in more than 30 countries. It will be free to co-stream for all fans and will also include a red carpet pre-show.

As an incentive to watch episode one on Twitch, fans will get exclusive in-game items for Riot’s titles via Twitch drops during the show.

“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,” said Brandon Miao, cross-product experiences and partnerships lead, Riot Experience (XP) at Riot Games.

The show is structured into three distinct acts, each consisting of three episodes. The first act launches on Nov 6 while the subsequent acts will launch on Nov 13 and Nov 20 respectively.

The series is set in the utopian region of Piltover and the oppressed underground of Zaun and follows League of Legends champions sisters, Jinx and Vi, who seek to reunite.

The show’s premiere also coincides with the end of the League of Legends World Championship, which started on Oct 5 and concludes on Nov 6. Last year’s championship drew 49.45 million international concurrent viewers.

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