League of Legends Animated Series Delayed To 2021

The animated League of Legends series Arcane, which was first announced last year during Riot’s 10th-year anniversary of the game, will be postponed to 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The news came via Greg “Ghostcrawler” Street, from Riot’s Creative Development and IP team, on it’s official League of Legend’s website where they wrote,

Ghostcrawler here from Riot Creative Development and IP. Hope everyone is staying healthy and safe during these strange times. I’m here with some not so great news to share, so I’ll get right to it.

*Sigh* due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we unfortunately have to delay the worldwide release of our first animated series, Arcane, to 2021.

Everyone here at Riot is bummed. We were really looking forward to bringing you the show this year, but we need to balance our excitement for the story with the safety and well-being of our teams and partners. Our revised plan is to release Arcane in 2021, so stay tuned to our channels for more specific updates as we get closer.

Excerpt taken from the official announcement.

Arcane was originally slated to be released sometime in 2020, as stated in its original trailer. Though, like many other creative projects this year, the animated series has also fallen victim to the coronavirus pandemic. 

More details on the animated series will be shared as its new 2021 release date approaches.