Nine episodes of Arcane divided into 3 acts have ended, leaving impressions and successes that maybe Riot Games itself could not have expected. Not only receiving high praise from film experts, the first animated film of this game company is also loved by League of Legends gamers, attracting even those who have never experienced the game.
But the biggest impact is probably the fact that the game’s meta in the late part of the year tends to change because of the “Arcane effect”. According to LoLalytics statistics, all 8 champions of League of Legends who appeared as characters in the game suddenly increased the pick rate in every server globally.
Of these, Piltover’s police chief Caitlyn is “hot” the most. Before Arcane, this female sniper was selected only 14.99% of the matches, quickly peaked at 26.1% after the movie was released and continues to maintain the number one position on the chart.
Sisters Vi and Jinx chased each other quite closely at the peak when they reached 18.14% and 18.38% respectively. Currently Jinx still maintains the pick rate, while his sister has dropped to 15.4%. Before that, Jinx reached 11.85% and Vi only reached 5.74%. Although not as tall as Caitlyn, these two champions can still be happy with what they have achieved because the duo has been out of the meta for a long time.
Jayce, Ekko, Heimerdinger, Singed, Viktor all increased the number of times chosen, although the last 3 names on this list have always been of little interest. Jayce was picked almost 4 times more than before.
The quartet Caitlyn, Jayce, Vi, and Jinx, in addition to being the 4 main characters throughout the first part of Arcane, are also favored by Riot Games to create new costumes and give them completely free of charge to gamers after completing a small challenge. is to win a match when teaming up with friends.
The resounding success of the first part made Riot Games immediately reveal that they are producing Arcane part 2, expected to be released in 2022. It is not excluded that another meta wave will appear after the movie premieres because part 2 promises. expect the presence of many new characters.