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League of Legends: Riot respond to new K/DA song leaks

Published: 19/Sep/2019 7:35 Updated: 19/Sep/2019 8:13

by Joe O'Brien


Two new songs by fictional League of Legends Kpop group K/DA appeared on lyrics site Genius, but Riot seems to have discredited them.

K/DA is group featuring League of Legends champions Ahri, Akali, Kai’Sa, and Evelynn, with vocals provided by Miyeon and Soyeon of (G)I-DLE, Jaira Burns, and Madison Beer respectively.

The group made their debut at the 2018 World Championship with a performance of POP/STARS, a single which went viral and ultimately peaked at number one on the World Digital Songs chart.

Given the immense popularity of POP/STARS, many fans of the group have been hoping for new music from K/DA, and those hopes were ignited when it was noticed that their Genius page featured two new songs, “Gold” and “GAME/OVER”, which are listed for release on November 3, one year after POP/STARS.

Genius is a crowd-sourced site, however, and unfortunately Riot have now denounced the listing, with Communications Strategist Will ‘Nerp1186’ Starck stating that “these aren’t official. Like a few people have said, these pages can be edited by anyone, and these aren’t from us.”

Riot GamesRiot also produced a K/DA skin line that proved incredibly popular.

There is still some hope for K/DA fans, however. Nerp1186 didn’t technically deny the existence of the songs – only that the Genius listings had come from Riot – and even if these supposed leaks are false, the statement also doesn’t deny that Riot have new K/DA music in the works.

Given the immense success of POP/STARS, it certainly wouldn’t be surprising for Riot to be working on new songs for the group, but it seems likely that fans may have to wait until the World Championship finals to find out one way or the other.

In the meantime, fans of Riot’s music do have something to look forward to in the more immediate future, as this year’s official World Championship song should be releasing in the coming weeks. No details of which artists might be involved with the track have been officially revealed yet, although there has been speculation that popular violinist Lindsey Sterling may feature.


FACEIT offer $55k pot for collegiate Valorant, CSGO & League of Legends

Published: 29/Oct/2020 9:22

by Alan Bernal


Esports platform FACEIT is putting together a host of leagues for collegiate North American teams to vie for a $55,000 pot across League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Valorant circuits.

The deadline for college players to sign up will be November 1, after which the TO will move ahead with a two-division system for CSGO & Valorant as well as regional qualifiers for League of Legends.

For the two tactical shooters, FACEIT will have a “Premier league, for top-tier competition, and Contenders league, for more casual competition.”

College players should note that the Premier and Contenders league will have a registration fee of $125 per team and $75 per team, respectively.

FACEIT will give aspiring esports players a chance to compete for cash in Valorant, LoL, and CSGO.

CSGO & Valorant leagues

From the $55,000 pot, CSGO will get a $30,000 prize pool, $5,000 of which will supply the Contenders league winnings. Meanwhile, FACEIT is putting $10,000 up for grabs in Valorant.

Both Premier and Contenders will have a 10-week Swiss format regular season that will lead into a single elimination playoff in Spring 2021.

Matches start on November 5-10 with the regular season’s 10th match scheduled for February 18-23, so student teams will have months to plan, prepare, and play out the full season.

The playoffs are planned to take place in March through April in the new year, with the Championship following after.

Riot Games
FACEIT will hold collegiate varsity events for Valorant and CSGO.

League of Legends

FACEIT will produce a three-phase LoL circuit that will eventually decide which team claims the biggest take of the $15,000 prize pool.

State-wide qualifiers, consisting of 16 teams each, are going to take place in the US and Canada. These will decide which teams make it into the Regional Stage. The top four teams that make it out of the Regionals will go on to the Finals for the biggest share of the $15,000 pot.

The breakdown of target dates for FACEIT’s state-wide LoL events.

Every state qualifying tournament will require a $100 registration fee, 50% of which goes to the prize pool. FACEIT gave this example: “if the California tournament has 10 teams, there will be a $500 prize for that.”

To get more information on the collegiate leagues, head over to FACEIT’s hub to register your team.