Undercity Nights: Final phase of RiotX Arcane promo activity includes live League of Legends Secret Cinema event, $100,000 Riot Gauntlet charity tournament and more

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Riot Games unveiled the third and final phase of its RiotX Arcane event, ‘Undercity Nights’, featuring a live Secret Cinema League of Legends experience and other game updates.

A host of activities will take place from November 14th to 20th 2021 to drum up interest in Arcane, the Netflix animated League of Legends show, as it approaches its season finale.

On November 19th, Undercity Nights will preview a Secret Cinema live experience, called Arcane: Enter the Undercity, in Los Angeles. The full show will run from November 21st to December 19th 2021.

This Secret Cinema event features an original story set within the lead up to the Arcane finale, where fans will be able to choose their undercity faction and challenge each other for control of the shimmer supply. The real life experience will be filled with twists and turns, puzzles, and unexpected encounters with characters from the show, with multiple endings based on who comes out on top (and how).

Secret Cinema is of course a London-based entertainment company that specialises in immersive film and TV events, for example it has arranged live Secret Cinema events for the likes of Back to the Future, Star Wars, Ghostbusters and more.

Esports News UK reached out to Riot to see if a League of Legends Arcane Secret Cinema event may come to the UK or other regions in the future, and a spokesperson told us it’s US-only at the moment, and we’ll hear more if this changes.

On November 19th and 20th, fans and players across Riot’s global community are invited to celebrate the Arcane season finale via the Undercity Nights event being broadcasted live from Los Angeles.

Physical and digital attendees will experience live entertainment, a charity tournament featuring prominent community members playing Riot’s games, and more. Arcane’s final three episodes will be available on Netflix globally and Tencent Video in China at 8am GMT on November 20th.

“Undercity Nights is a celebration of the community, competition, and games at the core of our IP. We hope that players who have been with us since the beginning, and those just discovering us through Arcane, enjoy the finale and festivities.”

Sarah Schutz, Riot Experience

The event will include the first-ever Riot Gauntlet, a two-day charity tournament across a number of Riot’s games with a prize pool of $100,000 to be donated to the winning teams’ charities of choice.

Team captains will choose from a group of prominent community members from around the globe to team up and compete in a selection of Riot’s games, culminating in a finale match pitting the team captains against a team of Riot Games developers on November 20th. 

“Undercity Nights is a celebration of the community, competition, and games at the core of our IP,” said Sarah Schutz, Head of Riot Experience (XP). “We hope that players who have been with us since the beginning, and those just discovering us through Arcane, enjoy the finale and festivities.”

The following Arcane-inspired content and product features will also be going live across Riot’s games during Undercity Nights from November 14th to 20th:

  • League of Legends continues unlocking stories through the Council Archives, an interactive experience where players can learn more about Arcane’s characters, and launches its annual Preseason gameplay updates:
    • Unlocked Vi’s stories in the Council Archives
    • Arcane Vi skin, unlocked through playing three games of League of Legends or winning one
    • End of the Ranked 2021 Season
    • League of Legends pre-season 2022 content launch, featuring new drakes, runes, and items 
    • Caitlyn Art & Sustainability Update, a visual update to one of the most prominent champions featured in Arcane
    • Ultimate Spellbook, the return of a player-favorite game mode which features more gameplay mechanics from champions in Arcane 
  • Teamfight Tactics will launch Double Up, a brand new game mode where two players can team up in a game.
  • Valorant’s long awaited 17th Agent, Chamber, enters the fray.
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League of Legends is handing out free Arcane-themed skins to players, including Arcane Jayce (left) and Arcane Vi (right)

And the final drop of new earnable in-game rewards arrives in the World of RiotX Arcane, available to collect until November 30th, including:

  • League of Legends: Arcane Ward 
  • Teamfight Tactics: Zaun City Rooftop Arena 
  • Legends of Runeterra: Hold the Applause Icon
  • Valorant: Fishbones Spray 

Fans tuning in digitally to the Undercity Nights broadcast on either date will have another opportunity to earn the following Twitch Drops, in-game rewards previously granted to people who watched the Premiere broadcast, on Twitch: 

  • A Single Tear Emote (League of Legends: Wild Rift)
  • Arcane Capsule (League of Legends)
  • Fishbones Gun Buddy (Valorant)
  • Gizmos & Gadgets Little Legends Egg (Teamfight Tactics)
  • Jayce Emote (Legends of Runeterra)

Undercity Nights follows the Progress Days event, which occurred from November 7th to 13th and featured a slew of Arcane-inspired in-game updates and rewards along with a fun partnership that brought Arcane-themed cosmetics to Among Us’s first ever Cosmicube.

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