Could Lindsey Stirling be working on the LoL Worlds 2019 anthem? - Dexerto
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Could Lindsey Stirling be working on the LoL Worlds 2019 anthem?

Published: 10/Sep/2019 22:57 Updated: 10/Sep/2019 23:53

by Isaac McIntyre

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American violinist and songwriter Lindsey Stirling may be involved in writing the next ever-popular League of Legends World Championship anthem, set to be released later this month ahead of Riot Games’ year-end event.

Riot Games has become known for their collaborations with popular musicians and artists for the pre-Worlds hype songs.

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The tradition first began with the release of Imagine Dragons’ ‘Warriors,’ an instant hit in the community. Recent entries have included ‘RISE’ by The Glitch Mob and ‘Legends Never Die’ by Against the Current, both of which were accompanied by action-oriented hype videos.

Now some believe Lindsey Stirling will be the next songsmith to pen a Worlds anthem, including /u/alexandre040 on Reddit.

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The main evidence comes from Stirling herself, who asked her fans if they would be excited about a League of Legends project in May. 

This question came around the same time that Chrissy Constanza from Against the Current first linked up with the gaming company to begin writing ‘Legends Never Die’ in 2017.

The timelines match up as well. Worlds songs are usually released in the latter weeks of September, ahead of the year-end event kicking off in early October, so the writing and producing of a song should begin back in May of the same year at the latest.

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These production dates also suggest we could be seeing the Worlds 2019 anthem in the next few weeks. Legends Never Die was released early on September 14, but RISE and Zedd’s ‘Ignite’ were both released late on September 26.

Lindsey Stirling, YouTubeStirling revealed she was working on League of Legends music back in May.

Stirling seems like she would be a good fit for LoL’s brand of music. Riot released an EDM track last year, but most Worlds songs have been fantastical in nature, which is very similar to the songwriter’s melodic and anthemic violin pieces.

We’re also likely to see a singer come onboard with the project too, to accompany Stirling’s main theme. While the violinist’s music fits the LoL style, many of the Worlds videos have elements of singing too them as well.

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It’s likely something fresh in regards to music genre might peak Worlds’ fans interests, many have simply said they want to see something “as hyped as Rise,” which many regards as the best video/song combination released ahead of the tournament.

Comment from discussion Worlds 2019 song.

One thing is for sure – in the coming weeks, we’re going to be treated to another epic celebration of League of Legends and the professional scene. 

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The tracks always get stuck in your head over the course of the competition, and become entwined with the storylines of the event. It’s likely this new 2019 entry will be no different, and we don’t have to wait much longer to find out who it’s by, and what it sounds like.

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TFT Patch 10.20b notes: Spirit nerf, Aphelios & Ashe nerfs, more

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:07

by Andrew Amos

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Ahead of the next update, Riot have slid in a little addendum to TFT Patch 10.20 with a “b-patch” hotfix. The devs are keeping a keen eye on Spirit, Aphelios, Ashe, and more, as they look to tone down the “overperformers” urgently.

While Riot seemingly did away with the b-patches during the latter stages of Galaxies, the mid-update changes are back. In TFT Fates, Riot will be keeping more of a keen eye during the week following a major update to potentially drop even more changes.

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They were happy after the set’s launch initially, but there have been a few overperformers in TFT Patch 10.20 Riot want to tone down ahead of the next update. They aren’t doing too much though, as they want the next patch to be a big one.

“[TFT Patch] 10.21 is shaping up to be a big patch, but these changes felt worth getting out a little earlier. B-Patches are limited to number changes, so bigger changes have to wait,” developer Stephen ‘Mortdog’ Mortimer explained after the October 7 update went live.

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Spirit 4 nerfed, Brawler-Ashe targeted

The major changes in TFT Patch 10.20b are to Spirit, Ashe, and Aphelios. The two champions, and the trait, have been the crux of many of the meta compositions.

Looking at Spirit, Riot has decided the Patch 10.20 changes weren’t enough originally. Spirit 4 is being nerfed by another 10% bonus attack speed, dropping from 80% of the mana cost to 70%. This should hopefully bring it more in line, although without Ahri nerfs being shipped, that remains to be seen.

Brawler-Ashe has been one of the most consistent compositions of the set so far. With Ashe being able to dish out huge amounts of damage with an in-built attack speed steroid, she’s risen to be one of the best units in the set. Riot will be toning that back though, reducing her ability’s attack speed at one and two-star.

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High Noon Ashe in League of Legends
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Brawler-Ashe is getting a notable nerf if you don’t manage to find three-star Ashe.

Aphelios carry is also another popular composition. Riot has deemed his ability to generate turrets a bit too efficient though, so he’s losing some of his starting mana so he can’t automatically start firing away.

Janna and Veigar are also being targeted in TFT Patch 10.20b. Janna’s total mana is going up from 50 to 60, while Veigar is losing damage on his Dark Blossom ability at all levels.

You can find the full TFT Patch 10.20b changes below.

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Spirit Blossom Ahri in TFT Fates
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Spirit is getting nerfed again, but power carry Ahri remains untouched.

TFT Patch 10.20b notes

Champions

  • Aphelios starting Mana: 120 ⇒ 90
  • Janna max Mana: 50 ⇒ 60
  • Ashe Hunter’s Focus Bonus Attack Speed: 50/75/300 ⇒ 45/65/300
  • Veigar Dark Blossom Damage: 500/650/1000 ⇒ 450/600/900

Traits

  • Spirit Attack Speed: 35/80 ⇒ 35/70