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Riot release epic League of Legends Worlds 2019 orchestral theme song

Published: 20/Sep/2019 7:17 Updated: 20/Sep/2019 7:44

by Joe O'Brien

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Riot Games have released an epic new orchestral theme ahead of the 2019 League of Legends World Championship.

The tune will be recognizable to anyone who’s ever tuned into a World Championship, as one of the most iconic pieces of music in League of Legends, but the Riot Music Team have put a new spin on it with this year’s incredible orchestral theme.

The big musical release of the year is the Worlds song, which sees Riot team up with popular artists to produce a unique anthem each year. Notable artists to feature in Worlds songs include Imagine Dragons, who performed “Warriors” in 2014, while more recently Against The Current featured on 2017’s “Legends Never Die”, and 2018’s “Rise” feature The Glitch Mob, Mako, and The Word Alive.

While 2019’s song is still to come, the new version of the orchestral theme will play a major role in the world championship, as it will likely play on the broadcast frequently during breaks, ahead of games, and possibly even during champion select.

The theme song plays over a stunning statue of white and gold marble, which the video pans across to show off champions stood beneath a massive Summoner’s Cup, flanked by both in-game icons like the Baron and Elder Dragon, as well as monuments of Europe, where this year’s Worlds will take place, such as the Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe.

Veteran worlds viewers may also spot that the champions featured in the video aren’t random – each represents one of the most iconic moments in the event’s history. Included in the statue are nods to Kim ‘Pray’ Jong-in‘s legendary Ashe arrow against SK Telecom T1 in 2016, and Kang ‘TheShy’ Seung-lok‘s Aatrox 1v4 against G2 Esports in 2018.

Riot GamesMany fans will also be hoping for another surprise release by LoL Kpop group K/DA.

Fans can still look forward to the release of this year’s Worlds song imminently, as in previous years the track has never been released later than September 26. No details about the song have yet been revealed, although there has been speculation that popular violinist Lindsey Sterling might be involved.

It’s also possible that more new music may be revealed at the World Championship itself following the immense success of K/DA’s POP/STARS, which was debuted at the 2018 Worlds final. Fans recently noted listings for new K/DA music on lyrics site Genius, but Riot stated that the listings are not official.

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Riot dev responds to broken League damage bug with Ravenous Hydra

Published: 28/Nov/2020 18:15

by Daniel Cleary

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A Riot Games developer has responded to a bizarre bug in League of Legends, which is preventing the Ravenous Hydra from working with certain champions’ abilities in-game.

Riot Games introduced plenty of changes in the 2021 preseason patch such as completely revamping the League Item Shop and items to improve the game’s experience before Season 11 kicks off.

Ravenous Hydra is one of the items that has remained in League, but it received some updated stats amid the changes. The item still provides players with lifesteal, in the form of Omnivamp, but Riot has now removed the Crescent Active and added 20 Ability Haste in its place.

However, one thing that has not changed much is the item’s passive ability Cleave, which allows basic attacks and abilities to trigger extra damage, which varies based on the distance between targets.

Urgot's splash artLeague players called for a Ravenous Hydra fix after a glitch was found with champions like Urgot.

There are some champions with abilities that had unique interactions with this item, such as Aphelios’ Severum Q, but players have now noticed a bug, which stops it from working correctly with certain champions.

The issue was raised with League dev Riot Phlox, with one Redditor explaining that champions with multi-hit abilities, like Urgots W, Renekton W, and Warwick’s Ult seem to be where the problem lies.

Riot Phlox responded to the bug, revealing that they are now aware of the unusual damage glitch with Ravenous Hydra and that it would be passed on to the League Dev team.

“I’ll pass this along so we can make sure there are eyes on it, thanks!” the League dev responded, confirming they would soon be working on it.

However, he also revealed that he was unsure just when a fix might be issued for this broken damage bug, adding that they “can’t give a timeframe.”

While it is unclear when the patch will arrive in League of Legends, this will still come as good news to Urgot mains, and those who play similar champs, after they were quite vocal on this issue, as it will soon allow them to have more build options in-game.