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Riot Games invests in Fortiche Production, the studios behind Arcane

Riot Games will work with Arcane animation studio for future projects!

Riot Games have announced an equity investment in Paris-based animation studio Fortiche Production, which was also was responsible for Arcane, the official League of Legends series on Netflix, and numerous League of Legends-related videos. The two longtime partners are now officially working on future projects.

Riot Games now owns a significant non-controlling stake in the studio with the new equity investment. Riot’s Director of Corporate Development Brendan Mulligan and Riot’s Chief Content Officer Brian Wright have joined Fortiche’s board of directors.

The new equity investment in Fortiche Productions makes sense as Arcane swept the charts across the globe, standing #1 on Netflix globally in November 2021 and constantly staying in the top 10 in over 52 countries. Arcane also showed sheer dominance at the Annie awards by winning nine trophies in each of the categories it was nominated for.

About Riot Games and Fortiche Partnership

Riot and Fortiche Productions worked closely during the early ideation and storyboard development of Arcane. This long-standing partnership has resulted in great content for audiences worldwide, and with this investment, Riot and Fortiche Productions aim to take the experience to another level.

Arcane League of Legends Netflix Series, Among Us Arcane
Image via League of Legends and Netflix

Fortiche co-founders Pascal Charrue, Jérôme Combe, and Arnaud Delord stated, “Riot Games, by trusting us, has given us the means to achieve our common ambitions and has shown that it is possible to offer new content that can reach a large audience. In 2023, we will celebrate 10 years of collaboration: there is no better way to symbolize the trust and ambitions of our two companies than this association!” It is no wonder that the collaboration with Riot had made Fortiche a global icon of the animation industry.

Talking about the productive partnership with Fortiche, Riot CEO Nicolo Laurent said,

Fortiche has been an integral partner for a long time, but this agreement ensures we’ll be working closely for decades to come. We hold a high bar for everyone we work with and insist they understand players deeply and focus on them relentlessly. From day one, Fortiche has exemplified Player Experience First. In working with Fortiche, we collaborate to push the boundaries of what’s possible and raise expectations for how games can be represented in media. As proud as we are of Arcane, we know the best is yet to come.

Nicolo Laurent, RIOt Games CEO

With this equity investment, fans’ expectations have risen to an all-time high because both Riot and Fortiche have been famous for creating award-winning content, and this official long-term partnership between the two is worth keeping expectations from. Users can stay updated about all the information on the collaboration by visiting the Riot Games official website or by following the official social media handles, such as Twitter or Facebook.

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