Yearly forward of the League of Legends World Championship, developer Riot tries to get everybody excited with a brand new track. This 12 months’s anthem is known as “Burn It All Down” from American band Pvris, and it undoubtedly matches into the custom of music to get gamers amped up. Nevertheless it additionally comes with a bonus: a music video that turns among the sport’s finest gamers into anime heroes. (Journalist Ashley Kang has a great thread detailing who’s who.) It’s the form of quick that makes you desire a full League esports anime, and it even transitions to a 3D artwork type on the finish, in a nod to the upcoming Netflix series Arcane.
This 12 months’s iteration of Worlds will take place in Iceland starting October 5th; it was initially slated for China however was pressured to maneuver attributable to pandemic-related restrictions. Even in the event you aren’t into aggressive League, it’s often price tuning in for a bit to see the technical wizardry on show. Last year featured a virtual stage built using the same tech behind The Mandalorian, and previous opening ceremonies have showcased concerts using holograms and augmented reality.