League of Legends owner Tencent is creating an Anime about Pro Gaming
And it looks sooo amazing.
The wide reach of pro gaming has reached new heights, expanding from your typical video game-platform setup to other forms of multimedia including TV and Film through the form of numerous documentaries. Talking about multimedia, Tencent, current owner of Riot Games, developer of the hit Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, League of Legends, is looking to achieve new heights as they reveal their plans of creating an anime adaptation of the pro-gaming themed Novel and Manhua, The King’s Avatar.
Starring the fictional character Ye Xui, who is described as a “textbook level expert and a top-tier player” of the game “Glory” who was booted out from his former team due to unexplained circumstances, King’s Avatar will follow the tale of Ye Xui as he tries to return to his Pro Gaming career after long years of absence.
King’s Avatar is based on the manhua and novel of the same name written by Butterfly Blue and was initially released in 2012. The anime adaptation is slated for 2017 and is produced by Tencent, together with Yuewen.com and will be animated by CMAY Animation.