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Vi and Jinx on Blu-Ray! Headline News

‘Arcane’ Season 1 Coming to Digital, 4K UHD, and Blu-Ray

Set in the universe of the massively popular video game League of Legends, the series Limited-Run Collector’s Edition releases October 22, the SteelBook edition and the Standard Blu-ray edition on October 8, and on digital starting September 24, from GKIDS and Riot Games.

Arcane Headline News

GKIDS Acquires Global Video, Transactional Rights to ‘Arcane’

First season of the Emmy Award-winning series from Riot Games to be released on videogram and home entertainment platforms worldwide in 2024.

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Previews Massive Upcoming 2024-2025 Animation Slate

The streamer unveils a diverse slate of upcoming animated films and series at its ‘Next on Netflix: Animation’ preview event, promising fresh content for all ages.

Not Much Fun Lately in Gaming Headline News

Electronic Arts to Lay Off 5% of its Workforce

Big layoffs at major game companies continue; with cuts explained as a move to ‘optimize our global real estate footprint to best support our business,’ the gaming behemoth will also sunset games and ‘move away from the development of future licensed IP’ that will be unsuccessful in the ‘changing industry;’ company drops Star Wars shooter development.

The Layoffs Continue Headline News

Sony Interactive Entertainment Lays Off 900 Employees

The division responsible for PlayStation devices and multiple game development studios has ‘concluded that tough decisions have become inevitable,’ says CEO Jim Ryan.

Commercials Headline News

Shotopop Ushers In Riot Games’ TFT Vegas With Animated Show Open

Along with U.S. rep Psyop, the London-based studio collaborated on the short that welcomes VIP players and hosts arriving at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, ready for a supreme eSports event.

People Headline News

DNEG Adds Emmy-Nominated Producers Ron Ames and Jesse Kobayashi

Company taps the pair to advance and improve its service offerings and provide creative technological solutions to filmmaking challenges.

LoL Championship Headline News

Watch: Mill+ and Mercedes-Benz Showcase Innovation for Opening of Worlds 2023

‘League of Legends: A Triumphant Fusion of the Automotive, Esports, and Cinematic Spheres’ ground-breaking cinematic design features a futuristic Seoul built in CG, with Riot Games’ fantastical world and characters introducing Mercedes-Benz EQS SUV to e-sport and game enthusiast audiences.

The Greatest Finals in LOL history Headline News

Psyop and Riot Drop ‘League of Legends 2023’ Anthem Promo

Directed by Marie Hyon and HANZOHANZO, the 2.5D-animated music video for the World Championship, set to a new track by Riot Games, features K-Pop girl group NewJeans and places viewers at the center of the battlefield field as DRX and Deft triumph in the greatest finals in LOL history.

First of Her Name Headline News

Cristina Fiumara Joins Riot Games as Global Head of Animation Development

The ‘Arcane’ developer and producer tasks the former Disney exec with developing animated TV series and feature films for Riot Entertainment.

Build a Galaxy! Headline News

KitBash3D Launches ‘Mission to Minerva’ 3D Art Competition

Artists get a free 3D asset Kit and free training tutorials to help complete the mission: build a galaxy and submit via social media by December 2 for the chance to win prizes. Top entertainment recruiters and art directors from ILM, Riot Games, NASA, Netflix, and CD Projekt Red will view and judge entries.

Honoring Excellence in TV Animation and VFX Headline News

Arcane Wins Big at The Creative Arts Emmys

This past Saturday and Sunday evenings, artistic and technical achievements in television were honored; the Riot Games and Netflix series led the animation pack with 4 Emmy nods, while Chadwick Boseman was celebrated with a posthumous Emmy for his voice work in Disney+’s What If…?

Artists Behind the Games Headline News

Watch: ‘The Riot Games Super Art Power Hour – Character Art’ Episode

The series takes a behind-the-scenes look at the talent creating the company’s most popular games; the newest episode spotlights 3D character artist Annie Kwon, who works on the skins team for ‘League of Legends.’ 

Expanding Diversity in Gaming ANIMATIONWorld

SCAD GamingFest: Building Shared Story Experiences with Diverse Character Design

At the college’s annual event, dedicated to spotlighting new trends in gaming and digital media design, game designer Seth Smith and Emmy Award-winning art director Lauren Brown discussed their love of video games and desire to foster greater storytelling diversity in their industry.  

Virtual Events Headline News

SCAD GamingFest 2022 Returns Online April 28-29

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 11:15am

Two days of streaming conversations and panels led by industry leaders and SCAD alumni include ‘Industry Insights: The ABCs of NFTs,’ ‘Building the Metaverse,’ ‘Alumni Voices,’ and ‘In Conversation: Inclusive Character Design in Gaming.’

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From Games to Series: How Entertainment Agency MOCEAN Helps Makes It Happen

Executive Creative Director Elaine Cantwell, EVP Strategy Allan Gungormez, and Creative Director Norn Jordan talk about the marketing campaigns for ‘Arcane’ and ‘Halo’ and the strategies that turn gamers into viewers.

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Look Inside Development on Riot Games’ ‘Teamfight Tactics: Gizmos and Gadgets’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 3, 2021 at 3:45pm

Jonathan Santoro and Ashley Samour share exclusive visuals and insights into the design and animation of the company’s cinematic - that includes fan-favorite characters Pengu, Chroncc, and Jinx - for the launch of its new ‘Battle of the Bots’ set. 

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‘Arcane’: Overcoming the ‘Curse’ of Video Game Adaptations

On Netflix’s new series, based on Riot Games’ hugely successful ‘League of Legends,’ creators Christian Linke and Alex Yee’s years of insider knowledge and passion for the property helped drive the project in ways other game-based efforts have been unable to achieve.

First Looks! Headline News

Netflix Drops ‘Arcane League of Legends’ First Look Character Posters

Streamer releases images for the highly anticipated animated series based on Riot Games’ hugely popular MOBA game; don’t miss the official trailer debut at ‘TUDUM: A Netflix Global Fan Event’ on September 25.

marketing campaigns Headline News

We Are Royale Creates Epic Pentakill Campaign with Riot Games

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 4:10pm

The creative production company designed new art, logos and typography, illustrated assets, and animated videos for both the alternate reality game and virtual, heavy metal concert watched live by hundreds of thousands of fans that launched the band’s new album, ‘III: Lost Chapter.’  

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