Tencent Video launches ‘League of Legends’ anime series in China

As first reported by Gaming Industry 24/7 The League of Legends animated TV series world debuted on Chinese streaming platform Tencent Video. The Anime series is based on the popular esports League of Legends Event.

The new Series is a collaboration between China’s Tencent Video, Tencent Games, and Riot Games.

According to Arcane co-creators and executive producers Christian Linke and Alex Yee, it was their love for League of Legends that motivated them to bring the game to the small screen.

According to Yee, in order to create something

“THAT BOTH FANS OF THE IP AND NEWCOMERS CAN APPRECIATE,” THEY TRIED TO “FORM A PRODUCTION TEAM COMPRISED OF BOTH LONGTIME LEAGUE PLAYERS AND LEAD DEVELOPERS” AND THAT HELPED “GIVE US INSIGHT INTO BOTH PERSPECTIVES THAT DIFFERENT AUDIENCES WHO ARE WATCHING THE SHOW MAY HAVE.”

The series also marks the ambition of Chinese media giant Tencent Video to develop its Intellectual Properties. At the industry viewing party in Shanghai on Thursday, Wang Juan, vice president and chief editor of Tencent Online Video Business Unit, said that show is an exploration into TV series and games. 

“SEEING ALL THESE PEOPLE WHO HAVE POURED SO MUCH LOVE AND ATTENTION INTO THE GAME OVER ALL THESE YEARS REALLY MOTIVATES US TO EXPOSE MORE OF THAT,” ADDED YEE, WHO HAD WORKED 12 YEARS ON THE GAME, A YEAR MORE THAN FELLOW FORMER DEVELOPER LINKE. 

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