The League of Legends 2021 Worlds Show Open transformed what is traditionally a live musical presentation into a 14-minute cinematic odyssey. Keying off the then-unreleased animated series Arcane, the Show Open served as an introduction for audiences into the worlds of Zaun and Piltover, as well as the two sisters at the heart of the story.
The chase ultimately leads us to Jinx's hideout, where Vi confronts her, hoping to find a piece of her sister still inside this manic force of nature. Their reunion is cut short when Jinx's demons prove too much for her damaged psyche. Using matte paintings from the animated series, we painstakingly recreated the environment in full 3D, giving us a dynamic location to stage Jinx's breakdown and the unstable Hextech explosion that she unwittingly unleashes.
Song E Kim