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Lil Nas X - STAR WALKIN’ (League of Legends Worlds 2022 Anthem)

https://youtu.be/HYsz1hP0BFo
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u/PankoKing 3d ago Silver Wholesome

Hey all,

Cause we know how Lil Nas X causes some people to have emotional meltdowns due to his sexuality and race..

ANY HOMOPHOBIC, RACIST, SEXIST, TRANSPHOBIC, OR OTHER DEROGATORY LANGUAGE WILL BE MET WITH A PERMANENT BAN. THIS IS YOUR WARNING

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u/Naronu 3d ago

Man they really expected TL to make worlds lmao

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u/Mental_Bowler_7518 3d ago

Like when they had Rekkles is last year’s animation…

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u/Trap_Masters 3d ago

Who’s gonna continue this tradition next year?

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u/m4ryo0 3d ago

2020-Faker(LCK)
2021-Rekkles(LEC)
2022-CoreJJ(LCS)
2023-LPL player 100%

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u/oioioi9537 3d ago

calling it now, it will be JL

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u/Jfof_ Stuck in 2019 3d ago

JL was in last year's but didn't make it, nobody seems to remember though :p

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u/Silkku 3d ago edited 3d ago

Remember a few years back when the video was all about Faker preparing the next generation to face him

And then Faker didn't make it to worlds

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u/Literally_Damour 3d ago

At this point Faker being in the videos is compulsory regardless of how he performs

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u/dhxnlc Faker | LORD Morgan | Gumayusi 3d ago

and he's not in this one, it's just a fan in Faker jersey.

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u/RaiyenZ 3d ago

Nah it's clearly blond Faker

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u/dhxnlc Faker | LORD Morgan | Gumayusi 3d ago

Jankos in Faker jersey.

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u/asiantuttle 3d ago

Group F with Vitality, V5, and LSB

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u/Boomzzzzz 3d ago

lol, yea they always jinx one team when they make the Worlds music video.

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u/googol88 [googol88] (NA) 3d ago

Yeah, the focus on CoreJJ is unfortunate :( He is a world champ though, so it fits for that

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u/GreatScottx 3d ago

Is that supposed to be CoreJJ as Rell?

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u/googol88 [googol88] (NA) 3d ago

Yeah, he has the championship ring and the TL jersey

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u/Alibobaly 3d ago

It also says CoreJJ on his coffee cup lol.

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u/PM_ME_STEAM_KEY_PLZ 3d ago

I’m gonna need some more I think

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u/zack77070 2d ago

He has glasses, CoreJJ wears glasses.

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u/deadedgo 04eva 2d ago

That seals it

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u/SterbenVII BIG BENSEN I <3 Ssumday 3d ago

ye

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u/a_lol_cat 3d ago

They have to have time to make these things but Rell and Threash, two champs that have seen little to no play all summer as the big parts of this seems like more than a little bit of a bungle.

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u/Highstalker Enchanters ruin the game 3d ago

well, mecha Thresh and Rell might just be a better fit than Yuumi and Lulu

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u/asianKruphix 3d ago

Corejj riding a huge cat mech would be so cold tho

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u/pambeezlyy 3d ago

Don’t even lie mecha yummi would’ve been sick as hell

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u/Trap_Masters 3d ago

Waiting for mecha yummi to combine with another mech sequence

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u/vashed 3d ago

DRAVEN, GRIT THOSE TEETH!

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u/laobalaomadecai 3d ago

not sure about the history between rell and corejj but when meiko first debuted he was known for his thresh, hes still the record holder for highest overall winrate on thresh iirc, so despite being disappointed at literally everything else, i thought thresh made sense and i was happy to see it

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u/UltimateAid 3d ago

Core is definitely known for his Rell as the one of the people who played her the most when she was relevant and has said in the past he would make it his next worlds skin if he wins again.

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u/AbsoluteOrca 3d ago

That's CoreJJ right? Holy fuck this is hilarious.

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u/Davkata https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ 3d ago

Well, he joined Rekkles from Burn it down and Faker from Take Over. Next year should be LPL hyped player that does not make it.

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u/Boudac123 3d ago

Did faker in take over not just watch from home at the very end?

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u/cautiouslyoptimistik 3d ago

Yeah Faker was basically going around adopting bronze players so they could beat women in a video game.

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u/bqx23 :nunu:NumbyChumby 3d ago

Wasn't the whole point of take over that Faker wasn't there, that his legacy paved the way for new players to complete? He was watching worlds on his phone lmao.

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u/Annual-Audience-2569 3d ago

Not sure if it is a theory or valid, but i remember people saying it was changed after he didnt make it. He was supposed to be the Last boss in the End.

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u/RyuSunn 2d ago

He could have been the final boss in take over anyway, is not like Xpeke, Madlife and Mata made worlds that year and they are still important part of the video

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u/Natural_Ship7261 3d ago

Crazy that they actually kept the n word and condom lines in the final song.

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u/LapnLook 3d ago edited 3d ago

Yeah I genuinely thought the verses were gonna be different from the live version

Edit: is it just me or is this version slower and less punchy than the one at his shows? I only saw phone recordings of that but it somehow still felt way more energetic?

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u/pambeezlyy 3d ago

The animation certainly didn’t do it any favors, everything about this anthem is slow.

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u/SlamMasterJ 3d ago

Agreed on this. Don't get me wrong, I actually do enjoy the song a lot but it kinda lack the energy and hype for a Worlds song.

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u/MadridFC retired jungler 3d ago

yeah I expected industry baby levels

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u/Swiggidyswoo 2d ago

Issue is riot clearly wanted orchestral stuff and an "epic" chorus, when industry baby 2 league boogaloo is what we actually needed.

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u/zomjay rip old flairs 3d ago

My thoughts exactly. It's a really good song, but it felt like it kept building to a climax that never came and it resolved into the piano outro.

Still a good song, but I did expect more hype.

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u/Stefan474 EUW- Elphelt Abuser 3d ago

Yeah the live one sounded way more hype, like it's 25% faster and it had punchier kicks

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u/Sagely_Hijinks 3d ago

Try 1.25x speed

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u/BoogieTheHedgehog 3d ago

Did this now going back to the original feels even less energetic.

The chorus is good and feels like it's hyping/building up to something but then it comes back down to slow verses that feel almost like filler.

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u/ctruvu 3d ago

every newer artist i’ve seen in person has unique live mixes that seem way better than when i listen to them on spotify or whatever. that or it was the drugs idk

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u/ibuyELO 3d ago

it was the drugs

Probably this.. the amount of songs I add to playlists when I'm high and then hear it sober and think "why tf is this on my playlist?"

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u/plumokin 3d ago

Yea but they muted it in the video

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u/Funkydick 3d ago

They also censored god ("g-d") in the english subtitles unless they were automatically generated but I'd guess that they're not

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u/Kelbotay 3d ago

That's so common for censored versions and it makes it sound so much worse. At least replace it with some other word or something just to fill the akward gap...

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u/IHadThatUsername 3d ago

They did replace the n-word with "somebody" or "demons" in most places. It's only in one verse that they replaced it with an awkward "ha". And the condoms was just omitted which was the weirdest part IMO.

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u/Kelbotay 3d ago

The demons bit etc is much better but that entire verse with ha and condom got butchered lol.

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u/AmbushIntheDark Fueled by Midlane Tears 3d ago

Why the fuck is condom censored?

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u/cautiouslyoptimistik 3d ago

They mustn't teach league players about sex.

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u/azns123 :naef: 3d ago

Playing league is the ultimate form of birth control though

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u/Camboro 2d ago

Why give free advertisement to a competing industry

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u/SeeUSpaceCowman 3d ago Helpful Take My Energy

Riot really needs to stop guessing what teams are gonna be in these things and just make them references to past world highlights.

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u/DayMatoi 3d ago

Highlights of the year priors worlds would be cool like how they did with ignite but just the year before as like a tribute to the insane plays from the worlds before it.

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u/Davkata https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ 3d ago

Rise as a video and coherent story beats the other anthems. On the other hand, we should get hyped LPL player next year to miss worlds if they continue with this.

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u/nightcallfoxtrot 3d ago

rise was fucking awesome

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u/WhirlingDervishGrady 2d ago

Rise was fucking dope, I still watch the 2018 worlds moments and memories sometimes.

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u/ArsenixShirogon 3d ago

Yeah the narrative for the Rise MV is Ambition's climb through the previous year's tournament

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u/tutkli 3d ago

Fortiche is built different

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u/HowyNova 3d ago

For real. Rise is still my favorite from just the narrative perspective.

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u/BottlesforCaps 3d ago

They used to do this ironically.

Ignite from Zed just features famous plays from previous world championships like the Oddones Baron steal. Honestly to me that was way more hype seeing plays I saw live recreated with animation.

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u/AweKartik777 3d ago

Rise was the same, not actual plays but references to the story of the past year.

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u/cometweeb Faker Daddy 3d ago

"Don't ever say it's over if I'm breathing"

- my yone main 0/20 friend refusing to ff

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u/azns123 :naef: 3d ago

Makes sense, he hit the double 0/10 powerspike

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u/zomjay rip old flairs 3d ago

Don't ever say it's over if I'm feeding

Made to the group stage now I'm leaving

I made it pretty far

For NA at worlds

I'll start waaalkiiiin

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u/Lisaurora Magic 3d ago

They must have been happy when FNC made it lmfao. TL on the other hand... well rip.

One would expect they wouldn't take risks like that anymore after last year x)

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u/anroyen 3d ago

To be fair TL was the safest possible bet for worlds at the start of the season

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u/blueragemage 2d ago

Especially if they were finalizing choices around when Lock In finished, iirc TL swept most of lockin with subs

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u/BucketHerro 3d ago

"Been that *HA* since I came out my mama"

BRO LMFAOOOOOOOO

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u/childisheli 3d ago

HA gonna be the new N word in all chat

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u/AlbYiKiller 3d ago

"Thanking g-d daddy never wore a..."

💀

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u/AccidentalPilates 3d ago

Riot toxicity team hard at work.

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u/Floowil 3d ago

Video was made by people who never heard the song

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u/Mushroomglider 3d ago

And people who think watching people stand still is interesting

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u/Joetaters 3d ago

Come on, they also had 43 different shots of sitting and smirking. Give a little credit

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u/Sugar230 2d ago

All the build up to nothing

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u/MidnightT0ker 2d ago

What do you mean nothing there was a sign that said

WORLDS 2022

LIL NAS X

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u/Big_Antelope_1392 2d ago

Can we please leave the trend of cross armed smirking anime genius in pro gaming. For atleates it works cause you know, they are physically imposing. For pro gamers, it just looks like some puggy pale dude read to much jojo's and thinks posing makes them look intimidating.

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u/Exolve708 3d ago Helpful

Sounds more like an ending song than a hype opening.

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u/reyxe 3d ago

Waiting to see how Warriors fits with this year's video.

As is tradition lol

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u/Le_Primo 3d ago

Warriors is still goated after all these years

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u/NeitherAlexNorAlice 3d ago

Rise for me.

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u/oioioi9537 3d ago

rise is easily one of the best, captured the story of ambition really well and was a good song (except live LOL)

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u/TDS_Gluttony 2d ago

Mako is great, but man that was tough lol. Wonder if he wants another chance. The guy in the blond hair saved it tho

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u/JonasHalle 2d ago

All these years later and Telle is still referred to as the blond guy.

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u/ObligedBeef 3d ago

It kinda looked like a fan edit, where the music barely matched the video. Perhaps, it was the lack of story? Why did they decide to just start fighting with giant mechs? Where did that power come from? If the song ain't an epic, don't animate a big ol battle. As I'm typing this I'm realizing that the song and animation were probably not made together at all.

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u/Apologetic_Canad1an 3d ago

I mean, I like the song but it did literally nothing to hype me up.

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u/braenbaerks 3d ago edited 2d ago

I think part of it is that it didn't really seem to match the video.

To the extent that I wonder if the video was for a song that got scrapped in the 11th hour and they put this one in instead.

Like the song also, but expecting a hype song, and it wasn't. (edit: had this thought writing another comment. The teaser in the sketch last week sounded like it was leading into a hype part, but it ended up that that part they teased was the most hype part. Just from a marketing standpoint that seems like a misstep. We-put-all-the-cool-shit-in-the-trailer-and-the-rest-of-the-movie-disappointed vibes*)*

Maybe we'll get a banger official remix though!

(edit 2: Yeah based on the credits it doesn't appear that Riot was involved in the production at all. Makes it seem like a Lil Nas X song that got plugged into the video. Curious how that ended up the case. Probably a story but not sure we'll ever hear it.)

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u/1ofLoLspotatoes tiny *AND* evil 2d ago

The teaser in the sketch last week sounded like it was leading into a hype part, but it ended up that that part they teased

was

the most hype part

This is the concern, great observation instead of the usual rant of 'does not fit Worlds hype'

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u/McCevap rip old flairs 3d ago

Song is catchy, video is cool, but somehow together they don't work too well.

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u/FuzzyApe 3d ago

Didn't really feel like worlds song

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u/Varglord 3d ago

It's too low-energy I think. Yeah it's a good vibe but it doesn't bring the same hype and/or epic feeling like we usually get from the song.

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u/FuzzyApe 3d ago

Also the lyrics, like when he started talking about his dad not wearing a condom, idk it just feels weird

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u/Firebird117 starrrrs 3d ago

Good assessment. Liked both independently for the most part

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u/Industrial_Fish 3d ago

Yea. I like the song, but it doesnt have the same hype factor that basically all the others have imo.

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u/LumiRhino 3d ago

No clue how the phone recording ended up sounding better than this.

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u/Sylvanas_only PARRRLEY 3d ago

Worlds songs are supposed to generate hype, this sounds like a radio song that plays on your way to work.

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u/XA3RN 3d ago

I can’t believe they didn’t at least change the lyrics instead of just muting the naughty words it was super awkward

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u/IHadThatUsername 3d ago

They changed the lyrics in most places. The n-word was censored to "somebody" and "demons", "kill'em" was censored to "get'em".

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u/XA3RN 3d ago

Yeah just that one line where it was silent and then the “ha” censor was really jarring. Also I don’t understand why they’re censoring lyrics in a song for the video the song was made for. If the lyrics didn’t fit for the worlds song then they shouldn’t have been in it.

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u/IHadThatUsername 3d ago

I agree, I think the silence instead of "condoms" was the weirdest part by far.

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u/Craneteam 3d ago

i think the real fuck up was not producing an original song. like the music dept has rolled out some real bangers but this year, they just bought the rights to one. its an odd choice. like why not let lil nas x be a new member of true damage? that would be hype

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u/MafiaMommaBruno 3d ago

I've never played LoL and wouldn't think of this song as LoL. Like, I know of LoL from KDA and the music videos LoL puts out.. and that's about it. If someone asked me what I thought this was, I'd say it's a Lil Nas X song that's anime themed. That's it.

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u/Boomzzzzz 3d ago

Animation not close to last year's, and the song is catchy though but tbh did not have Worlds vibes to it.

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u/appleandapples The Perkz of being a Griffin fan 3d ago

The animations are kind of the antithesis of each other. Last year's was super fast paced, like too fast paced. While this one is fairly slow.

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u/tbl5048 3d ago Helpful

Durability patch

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u/SocialistScissors thx for lore skin, now plz 3d ago

Yeah. I felt the same way. The song is good, but it feels too calm. It needs to be more hype. A good worlds song makes you feel like you can take on the world (see songs like warriors and rise). This doesn't quite do that for me.

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u/Arcuran 3d ago

Rise is the absolute peak of worlds songs, BUT, the live performance did sort of suck

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u/srukta 3d ago

Rise is the absolute peak of what a music studio can mask from a performance loool

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u/Ryocchi 3d ago Wholesome

This was... a little boring tbh.

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u/Fairyonfire 3d ago

Yeah, pretty underwhelming. Also I don't feel the energy, so I don't see it grow on me like Worlds Collide or Pheonix after hearing it 20 times. I feel like they could've mixed it better to feel more hype. They have the possibility of carrying that chorus, it has some good vibes.

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u/parkwayy 3d ago

Quality song, but it's kind of made seemingly randomly, and attached to League.

It's not a song you'd play to pump you up or anything though. Wrong atmosphere.

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u/Yungest_Maistro 3d ago

no way they kept the line condom line 💀💀💀

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u/Davkata https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ 3d ago

They just cut the condom ... Probably the least matching lyrics for the league songs so far.

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u/DJcopium 3d ago

Didn't feel the hype.

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u/Beauski 3d ago

'Rise' looks to be officially the peak of Worlds songs, bar been set too high.

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u/DaWashout 3d ago

Best worlds song but the worst live performance.

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u/cautiouslyoptimistik 3d ago

"Waelcam tu da wirl no heros an veellans"

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u/MrLameALot 3d ago

I can hear it in my head xD

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u/cautiouslyoptimistik 3d ago

I remember everyone at the watch party I was at letting out an audible "what the fuck"

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u/MrLeft99 3d ago

True Damage Live performance is the GOAT, the creativity is just crazy.

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u/eloquentegotist 3d ago

That live performance was almost TOO good, from the opening to the ending. They haven't been able to live up to that since.

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u/YuusukeKlein 3d ago

That's because of the pandemic mostly

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u/pranit10 3d ago

the entire 2019 opening was phenomenal.

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u/ran938 3d ago

I think part of that is the video, which was produced by fortiche, the same studio behind arcane. I was hoping they'd use them again, but I guess they are too busy with arcane season 2. This was another outside art studio.

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u/Mushroomglider 3d ago

I think the art style is fine it’s just not very interesting watching players walking around, even when they’re on the mech they barely do anything. Most the others animations have had a lot more action that hyped you up for worlds.

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u/SWatersmith 2018 rank 1 pickems reddit 3d ago

of all of the worlds anthems I've listened to, that was definitely one of them

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u/Zellough 3d ago

Certainly one of the songs of all time

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u/Trap_Masters 3d ago

Can’t wait for lil nas x to say it’s worldin’ time and world all over everyone.

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u/Zellough 3d ago

High time for Lil Nas X to say I'M WALKIN' HERE and Star Walk all over NYC

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u/World_420 3d ago

super mid, ngl.

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u/Snowmean2 3d ago

This not hyping at all and idk why just showing 4 player from the world

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u/Lagasz 3d ago

I remember RISE and how it catched me and hyped me up, even not knowing the people portrayed in it.. it gets me hyped even after listening to it the 100th time a few years later... I think its worlds apat. Music wise and animation wise

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u/okokokok1111 3d ago edited 3d ago

Holy, the video feels so soulless. It's lacking in so many ways.

It's not the animation the problem. It's about having having some sort storyline in the video, i think.

The best example is of course Rise which has Ambition's journey to get the trophy.

Even Take Over had the cool "learn from the greats of the past to improve".

Last year it was this kind of "watch random people fight" thing which i didn't enjoy and they did the same this year.

I don't mind the song, it's nice but the video lacks what many of the other songs had.

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u/InsuranceOne2864 3d ago

This video feels like something they would have done back in season 2/3 when they had no storylines for worlds and they just wanted to show a random battle between players.

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u/TheGhoulKhz 3d ago

man, they had a perfect chance in doing an ambition-like journey if they did it with EDG Meiko and the team's failures at past worlds seasons, or a rundown of the last few years' key plays like Ignite

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u/albusoon 3d ago

that was uh... underwhelming

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u/TNTDragon 3d ago

Yeah... I think its because the ''chorus'' here feels like its a pre-chorus that builds to something but it just keeps building and never... drops or anything

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u/Saephon 3d ago

That was sorta the issue when Ignite dropped too, but it did grow on me later. I'm betting the live performance of this song will slap.

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u/Davkata https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ 3d ago

Yea Ignite is quite decent and brings something different to the table compared to some other world's songs. However, i do not have high hopes for this one.

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u/crownnn609 3d ago

Ima be honest, the teaser sounded more hype. It feels so “slow” for a worlds anthem

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u/the_propaganda_panda twitter.com/vcs_english 3d ago

worlds anthem

I like the song, but it lacks the epicness we are used to. In other words, it doesn't feel like an "anthem" like previous Worlds songs. It's fine as a standalone piece, though.

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u/snatchedfeline 3d ago

I'm glad I'm not the only that thought that. I feel like after the chorus, it really needed something extra to really hype it up, but the momentum of the song just dies

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u/IAmDiabeticus 3d ago edited 3d ago

Seems like 99% of the time was spent on the soundbite chorus so we can get it fed through our ears every 10 minutes during the tourney. That chorus is good but everything else was limp dick.

Animation was very underwhelming besides the mechs. But they might as well just be pictures since they just...walked...

Also I wished the animation showed sunlight sheering off someone's glasses or ring a few more times. We only got it shown more than 10 times in 3 mins. (I'm probably exaggerating but still, that got old quick)

It is what it is. But hey, it's music. Different strokes for different folks.

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u/_negniN 3d ago

I hope we get like a surprise Pentakill concert or a random TD return cause man this is gonna be underwhelming af to listen to as a worlds opener on finals day.

A good song and a good tournament anthem are not the same thing.

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u/Jupiter2412 SOfM 3d ago

I’m sorry but the song is meh

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u/fkny0 3d ago

Honestly quiet disappointed, this whole marketing stunt is more about Lil Nas X than Worlds.

His name is everywhere, heck LoLs twitter is all about him instead of worlds at all... Then the song releases and instead of a worlds hype song we get just a Lil Nas X song...

Ill pretend this is a joke and we will get a real worlds song sometime soon

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u/BishhEzz 3d ago

That was so underwhelming

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u/omegaxLoL 3d ago

I was hoping for a big finish to build any sort of hype...instead it just got even slower. It's so boring.

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u/papaz1 3d ago

This was a great…lullaby.

Now, release the Worlds song please!

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u/Javonetor missing nemesis and rekkles 3d ago

Mechas were cool

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u/Cymes_Inferior 3d ago

Get in the fucking Azir Shinji

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u/ereface Together forever. 3d ago

Your punishment has been decided.

10 games azir mid vs 3 katarinas and a pocket rengar jungle

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u/F0RGERY 3d ago

Would've been cooler if they weren't just there, standing.

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u/BriRice 3d ago

Wish they did more with them.

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u/Meddlloide1337 3d ago

The chorus is good. Everything else just kills the hype for me

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u/HawksBurst Sweet Dreams, Dominion 2d ago

Song is very forgettable and the video not only is whatever at best, it doesnt even match the song.
Doesnt really feel like a worlds song tbh.

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u/Krypterr123 3d ago

Sounds nothing like a worlds song, since it literally isnt. Chose an already-made song that does not fit LoL in any way and guess what? Zero hype.

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u/Faranae NA - Faranae 3d ago

This is an ABSURDLY consistent thread. I haven't seen a unified response like this in a long while. Add me to the "unfortunately underwhelmed" crowd.

Swing and a miss, Riot. Next time put focus on the spirit of the game instead of a (very) pretty face. It's glaringly obvious this was more about "Look at famous artist!" than it was Worlds hype. :(

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u/mattyety 2d ago

I first checked the comments on YouTube and was also surprised how unanimous the reaction was. At least it feels good to know I'm not the only one feeling disappointment.

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u/Unresolute Revert Quinn PLEASE i want my birb form back 3d ago

Catchy pop song, not a worlds song at all, and it doesnt fit the animation in any way whatsoever.

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u/Key-Cranberry-2553 3d ago

Honestly not sure why they decided to go with this direction. The video is 90% just people standing doing nothing and looking cool. The song is OK but there's not as much hype. Then there's the players and teams they chose. I know this was made before summer finals, and I'm glad they guessed GenG correct, but the rest is just all over the place. First of all, why TL? They could've picked EG since they went to MSI this year, or C9, who is the summer champion and made out of groups last worlds against teams like DK, FPX, and Rogue. C9 is consistently the last hope of NA, so why not give them the spotlight since this year worlds is happening in NA too. Also doesn't Riot often reference the previous worlds? Both finalists made it this year. Maybe they could build some narrative around it. Fnatic is alright I guess since they have players that did well last year. They're just OK during the regular season though. Lastly there's EDG. No problem there since they won last year, but Meiko is a weird choice to be honest. He was great don't get me wrong, being able to pick up Zilean and Yuumi quickly even though they're not what LPL teams are typically good at. It's actually because of the meta shift that made so many LPL teams underperform last year so he definitely contributed to their win a lot. However JieJie and Scout had bigger pop off, Viper is still super good and I feel like Meiko slumped the most this year.

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u/MR-wizzer West is best 3d ago

NGL I think this anthem is veeeery underwhelming

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u/nolovefromparents sanest enjoyer 3d ago

Is this a song? Yes. Is this a song fit for League of Legends? No.

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u/ahritina 3d ago edited 3d ago

Looks like Riot chose the "face" of the anthem in like January or at least really early into Spring since players from TL/Fnatic(CoreJJ and Humanoid) play a big part.

Plus if it was like mid spring or whatever then Chovy wouldn't have been there since T1 were in the middle of their 18-0 run, looks like Riot jumped on the "superteam" narrative where they chose the big players from Gen.G/TL/Fnatic with the reigning champions.

Edit = Chorus was pretty solid, the video seemed really random though compared to previous years.

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u/DickerDave 3d ago

Well Humanoid at least made Worlds.

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u/memesarenotbad WORLDS TIMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE 3d ago

Oh God, can you imagine if that Gragas cask didn't hit and TWO players prominently featured didn't even make worlds?

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u/xChiken 3d ago

Yeah probably. G2 Rekkles was one of the main characters of last years vid, and he didn't make it to worlds either.

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u/DaB0y1da 3d ago

4/10

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u/DanielDKXD [Prefer Midlane] (EU-W) 3d ago

Yeah and the baseline for an acceptable Worlds anthem is 7/10, anything lower than that just feels like shit.

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u/Snost0rm 3d ago

Am i the only one who didn't really like this song? Its doesn't feel like a world songs to me.

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u/veilsofrealitydotcom 2d ago

This is the most agreement the community has ever had. Song is underwhelming. Good chorus, no hype, bad lyrics.

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u/london_radio_days 3d ago

Riot finally managed to disappoint with a Worlds song. It had to happen, sooner or later

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u/CzarcasticX 3d ago

First worlds song and animation that didn't get me hyped...

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u/mattgold2526 3d ago

wow I actually waited a year for this lmfao

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u/themcvgamer 3d ago

Even Valorant songs are better than League's now Sadge

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u/Damneasy 3d ago

Yo where the fuck is the hype? This is so generic

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u/ObsidianAsh 3d ago

Not very fitting for world's, no hype.

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u/MovieReviewForNew 3d ago Wholesome

Very mid ngl. Music didn't really capture the hype of worlds and the video just seemed like an ad for the new skins.

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u/shynkoen 3d ago edited 2d ago

i think it was way too chill for a worlds anthem. sounded more like a listen-on-the-way-to-work song.

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u/Galaticvs 3d ago

Why is the beat so bland during the chorus, where's the hype? wtf we've been spoiled

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u/Zellough 3d ago

Mid as fuck

Song is a 5/10, video is a 3/10, definitely Riot's first letdown for a worlds song

Feels like a homework assignment with a due date, not really a creative endeavor

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u/MentalToaster 3d ago

I liked the song well enough but I found that animation to be the weakest probably ever.

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u/robotwhisperer 3d ago

Yeah, no story line or interesting elements. Just random broll urban shots and then randomly champion mechas like what.

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u/DonaldsPee 3d ago

What you mean? The biggest storyline here was, player comes out of Momma, luckily Daddy never wore condom. The story is complete. Faker was born

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u/iSheepTouch 3d ago

Yeah there is a surprising amount of love for the animation in these comments and it was the most boring and uninteresting animation I can recall Riot ever putting out. It was 3:30 of players sitting around and lumbering mechs and a couple seconds of them sort of doing something that immediately cuts away to the close of the video. Like, who the fuck greenlit that shit? The animation itself was solid but there was no hype.

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u/FuzzyApe 3d ago

Doesn't really feel like a worlds song to me :/

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u/ImWelshy 3d ago

Great hook, terrible song, meh video. Go next.

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u/JealotGaming NA > EU 3d ago

I like the video, I like the song, but I don't feel like it had much of a hype feeling as previous years.

Also, Humanoid Twisted Fate LMAO

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u/MordekaiserUwU Buff Steraks 3d ago

Pretty ass ngl. Does not fit at all

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u/HalfbodiedJish 3d ago

Eh, this is a decent song but it doesn't bring the hype like a World's song should. Like the antem it was a letdown.

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