Inside Arcane, Netflix’s animated prequel show that builds on League of Legends’ lore

How do you tell a prequel story in the League of Legends (LoL) universe? Riot Games’ iconic game series only turned 12 on October 27, 2021, but there aren’t many franchises that can match its 180 million monthly user base (per PC Gamer).

Given LoL’s rich, established lore – and a fervent fanbase that knows it inside out – is it possible to craft a meaningful tale that explores the origins of some of LoL’s most beloved champions? After all, players are already well aware of the foundational backstories for fan favorites including Vi, Jinx and Jayce.

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