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League of Legends release new original song “Awaken” with stunning cinematic video

Published: 21/Jan/2019 13:47 Updated: 21/Jan/2019 14:00

by Joe O'Brien

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Riot Games have released a brand-new original song, titled “Awaken”, along with a cinematic music video featuring a number on League of Legends champions.

The song is written by Riot’s music team in collaboration with Alex Seaver of Mako, and features vocals by Valerie Broussard.

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The new song follows fairly closely on the heels of “Pop/Stars” by fictitious girl-group “K/DA”, made up of League of Legends champions Akali, Kai’Sa, Ahri, and Evelyn, which debuted at the 2018 World Championship and proved immensely popular.

More like the various Worlds songs, such as last year’s “Rise”, “Awaken” doesn’t feature champions as the artists themselves, although many do feature in a stunning cinematic music video which follows three distinct stories.

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The video opens with Jhin, a serial killer with a penchant for the dramatic, sat at a piano in a dark and empty theatre. Jhin is later seen taking on what appears to be a law enforcement team, led by Camille, with characteristic flair.

POP/STARS by K/DA imagined an alternate universe in which League of Legends champions made up a K-pop group.

Meanwhile, a chained Riven, exile of Noxus, is seen at the center of a gladiatorial arena, overlooked by Draven – the nation’s Glorious Executioner. After Riven easily defeats the other challengers in the arena, Draven returns her iconic sword, before entering the battle himself.

The last scene sees Irelia, looked to by a citizens of Ionia, as an army waits upon the horizon. Irelia leads the battle against the invading Noxian forces, but is stumped when the hulking, undead Sion appears. She is saved by the appearance of Karma, who joins the fray alongside Akali, Yasuo, and Kennen.

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The song is the latest entry to Riot Games’ collection of original music, much of which has been very popular with both fans of the game and a broader audience.

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League cosplayer blooms like the Desert Rose as PsyOps Samira

Published: 15/Oct/2020 8:08

by Andrew Amos

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Samira might be a new addition to the League of Legends roster, but cosplayers are already giving the Desert Rose some love. None have done it better than ‘neytiri’ though, who has pulled off Samira’s PsyOps skin perfectly.

Samira has only been out in League of Legends for a matter of weeks. However, cosplayers are already flocking to design their next outfits around the Noxian marksman.

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The Desert Rose, with her swagger and style, might be a far cry from the ever-popular K/DA cosplays going around, but that doesn’t make any effort any less impressive.

PsyOps Samira in League of Legends
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Samira might be new, but cosplayers have already turned around amazing outfits as League’s newest marksman.

League of Legends cosplayer and streamer ‘neytiri’ has put her own take on Samira’s PsyOps skin, and it looks like it’s straight off of Summoner’s Rift.

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Neytiri managed to put together the cosplay shortly after Samira’s reveal. It was on the request of many of her fans, who said that she would fit the bill perfectly.

“So many people requested I cosplay her after her photos were released, I hope you enjoy how I brought her to life,” she said on Instagram.

Neytiri’s Samira cosplay features the leather jacket and camo pants that feature in the PsyOps skin. Her purple hair is just like Samira’s in-game, and she crafted an eyepatch for herself that replicates the one found in the skin.

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She even found the perfect pistol to accompany the cosplay, playing into Samira’s explosive blades and bullets playstyle.

 

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It’s a perfect replica of the new Noxian’s style in-game, and her fans have fallen in love with it. They weren’t wrong about neytiri being a perfect fit for Samira ⁠— she has absolutely done the skin justice with her cosplay.

It’s only early days for people to jump on the Samira cosplay train, but it’s likely this one is going to be one of the greats for a long time yet. It’s the most popular one by far, and it’s for a good reason.

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