Arcane, the League of Legends animated series, has won Best Adaptation at this year’s The Game Awards.
According to TGA’s website, the Best Adaptation category recognizes works that “faithfully and authentically adapt a video game to another entertainment medium.” Arcane went up against some big names, including Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, Uncharted, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2, but still managed to head home with the award.
For fans, the win won’t be that surprising — Netflix and Riot Games’ mega-hit Arcane has a 100% Rotten Tomatoes rating and has already received several plaudits, including a sweep of nine trophies at the Annie Awards earlier this year.
Arcane was released in November 2021 and quickly became one of Netflix’s biggest hits to date. The series, which is made in partnership with Riot Games, stars Hailee Steinfeld (Hawkeye, Dickinson), Ella Purnell (Yellowjackets, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), and Katie Leung (the Harry Potter movies), as well as featuring outstanding voice performances from Kevin Alejandro, Jason Spisak, Toks Olagundoye, JB Blanc, and Harry Lloyd.
Fans are eagerly awaiting news of the promised second season, but the latest news indicates that they won’t see more of the story until 2024. To keep viewers happy, Riot Games recently released a behind-the-scenes series, as well as a new line of merch.
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