For those of you who are not aware of what League of Legends is, it is possibly one of the most famous ‘massive multiplayer online role-playing games’ (MMORPG) to ever hit the world. Inspired by an even more epic video game-Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, the game lets you become a champion.
In each game, the player is allowed to select a champion who will begin at a lower skill level. As you progress through the battles gaining experience, your champion can skill-up and unlock special abilities. As of now, the game contains over 140 champions to select from. Each game can last from a few minutes to even hours.
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Every year, the game producer-Riot Games-host a League of Legends World Championship series. Players gather from all over the world to specific locations, changing each year, to compete for a prize money of over $5 million (2017). Not to mention the bragging rights that come with the title win. Each year, since 2011, the world series has happened 6 times.
The Worlds 2018 series commences on October 1st and lasts through November 3, 2018. 24 teams have come together for the final showdown of the group stages. The total prize money for this year is unknown yet.
One of the biggest spectacles, besides the gaming event itself, is the annual video trailer for the event. This year, The Glitch Mob, Mako and The Word Alive artists got together to create one of the most epic, high-fantasy and action-packed music videos ever. Titled “Rise,” the video shows the story of a hero, who fights his way to the top, facing many challenges, opponents and obstacles.
Watch “Rise” Video from League of Legends Worlds 2018
The song speaks about the ‘wild’ where there are no rules and there are no heroes or villains. It is equal battlegrounds and it is do-or-die. The song inspires the listeners to push through every obstacle put in their way and make everyone else remember your name.
Riot Games revealed that the music video contains characters inspired by real-life League of Legends players.
Ambition, Faker, Uzi, and @G2Perkz watch "RISE" for the first time and each receive a special gift! #Worlds2018 pic.twitter.com/1DbjmeYykt
— LoL Esports (@lolesports) September 28, 2018
The “RISE” music video features Kang “Ambition” Chan-Yong, Luka “PerkZ” Perković, Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao and Lee “Faker” Sang-Hyeok. They also were fortunate enough to receive the custom figurines of their own characters-which are not up for sale as of now.
Let us know what you think about this brand new video and song. Majority of the social media reactions prove that this song was felt in their bones. What do you think? Drop your thoughts in the comments below.
Full Lyrics to “Rise” from the League of Legends World Championship 2018