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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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League cosplayer descends from the heavens as amazing Dragonslayer Diana

Published: 7/Oct/2020 8:02

by Andrew Amos

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Diana has descended from the heavens of Mount Targon here on Earth ⁠— or so you could be mistaken into thinking. Scottish cosplayer ‘anaelic’ has once again delivered the goods for League of Legends fan, putting on an epic display with her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay.

Seeing a Diana cosplay for League of Legends is rare. However, finding an exquisite one is almost impossible. The Scorn of the Moon, with her heavy armor and massive Moonsilver blade, isn’t up there with one of the popular champions to cosplay.

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However, that hasn’t stopped anaelic from creating one of the best ⁠— if not the best ⁠— Diana cosplay with her incredible rendition of the Lunari’s Dragonslayer skin.

Dragonslayer Olaf and Diana in League of Legends
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The Dragonslayer skin for Diana is one of her most intricate, but that didn’t stop anaelic.

Anaelic has been working on her Dragonslayer Diana cosplay since lockdown began. She was originally going to take it to conventions, but with 2020 stopping all of those, she instead used the project as motivation.

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“This project has instead been my distraction, the thing that’s kept me motivated to stay productive, and I’m so proud that I at least have this to show for all the extra time I’ve had,” she said on Instagram after completing her cosplay.

You can tell just how much effort she put into it right from the first glance. Anaelic has managed to recreate the Aspect’s sunset-colored armor perfectly, not forgetting a single panel on Diana’s intricate outfit.

She managed to keep all the pieces together with velcro, although the cosplay is ⁠— understandably ⁠— very hard to get around it.

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“I honestly don’t know how I’m going to survive a full day at a con in this cosplay because it is so hard to move about it! It was well worth it though because we got some amazing photos,” she added.

 

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Anaelic also considered all the small details ⁠— she recreated the smoky effect on her blade with a smoke machine and LED lights built into the crescent. The cosplay is not only one of the best Diana ones we’ve seen, but one of the best cosplays of the year. Period.

The Scottish cosplayer isn’t stopping here though. If you’re wondering what anaelic’s next project is, wonder no more. She is currently working on a Spirit Blossom Lillia cosplay, and she’s trying to make it perfect from head-to-hoof. We’ve even covered her progress on it so far!

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