President of League of Legends Lil Nas X — sure, actually — and developer Riot Games have formally launched the League of Legends Worlds 2022 anthem, “STAR WALKIN’,” alongside an animated music video. Each 12 months, Riot Games releases an anthem to have fun the upcoming esports occasion. This 12 months, the League of Legends World Championship is about to start out on September twenty ninth in Mexico City with play-ins.
The music video is animated by The Line animation studio, which has offered animation for a number of Riot Games initiatives previously. It options various San Francisco landmarks in addition to numerous professional gamers and different nods to League of Legends. You can try the animated music video for “STAR WALKIN'” by Lil Nas X embedded beneath:
“We wanted this year’s Worlds anthem to have that North American flair while truly embodying the One&Only brand – unapologetic in its individuality. And who better to represent that idea than Lil Nas X?” mentioned Carrie Dunn, Global Head of Creative, Esports at Riot Games, as a part of the announcement. “Lil Nas X tapped into our vision and took it to the next level. ‘STAR WALKIN’ perfectly captures the relentless competitive drive of our pros; that burning desire to claim your place in history and reach the stars. It’s the essence of each pro’s journey to the World Final and lifting the coveted Summoner’s Cup. The Worlds Anthem comes with high expectations. It needs to inspire our pros, hype our fans, and prepare a live stadium audience of thousands – and a broadcast of millions – for the ultimate competitive showdown. And I can confidently say ‘STAR WALKIN’ did just that.”
The music video and Worlds anthem are simply half of a bigger collaboration between Riot Games and Lil Nas X. He will carry out the tune on the official opening ceremony for Worlds in San Francisco on November fifth and he additionally co-designed a Prestige pores and skin for the brand new champion, K’Sante the Pride of Nazumah, that may first launch on November third. Players can unlock the pores and skin by gathering 2,000 Worlds 2022 tokens in League of Legends.
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