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Riot release LoL Worlds 2020 official song “Take Over”

Published: 17/Sep/2020 16:00 Updated: 25/Sep/2020 15:32

by Daniel Cleary

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Riot Games has finally released the official theme song for the upcoming 2020 League of Legends World Championship, titled “Take Over.”

Following months of anticipation, the top League of Legends teams from across the world will finally face off against each other in Shanghai for Worlds 2020, which starts on September 25.

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To mark the most prestigious event of the year, Riot Games always releases a theme song in celebration, with tracks like “Phoenix,” “Rise,” and “Legends Never Die” making their debut at the World Championship in recent years.

As Riot teased this year’s Worlds song with pro player characters like those who appeared in the “Rise” music video, many fans initially expected a similar track from the League of Legends music team in 2020.

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Riot release “Take Over” as Worlds 2020 song

With the groups all drawn and the competition’s schedule now confirmed, the official Worlds 2020 song was finally released on September 17, just a week out from all the action getting underway.

This year, Riot has partnered up with Jeremy Mc Kinnon (A Day to Remember), Max Schneider, and Henry Lau to create the Worlds 2020 theme, titled: “Take Over”

You can watch and listen to the full ‘Take Over’ music video down below.

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Take Over’s music video features appearances from pro players like T1 mid-laner Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-hyeok, FPX’s jungler Gao ‘Tian’ Tian-Liang as Lee Sin, and more.

The release of ‘Take Over’ as this year’s theme song also suggests that there will be some kind of live performance for the track in Worlds 2020’s opening ceremony, in the coming weeks.

League of Legends pop group K/DA is also expected to appear at the World Championship, with a new member Seraphine, ahead of their first album release later in the year. It is likely that they will also debut some new tracks on the Worlds stage but fans will have to wait a little longer to find out for sure.

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You can stay up to date with everything Worlds 2020 at our official hub.

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CoD streamers slam Warzone star WarsZ for “pathetic” K/D tanking

Published: 8/Oct/2020 1:16

by Theo Salaun

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Call of Duty: Warzone stars continue to call each other out – this time Tommey is joined by HusKerrs and others in critiquing multi-event champion, WarsZ, for manipulating tournament Kill-Death Ratio (K/D) caps by tanking his account.

With more and more money being piled into Warzone tournaments, the stakes are higher than ever and competitors are understandably adamant about integrity. Many of these competitions have turned to K/D caps, as a way to limit good players from forming super squads that’ll end up dominating the opposition.

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Following earlier condemnations from top streamers like NICKMERCS and Aydan about others gaming the K/D cap limits, Tommey has exposed WarsZ in particular for allegedly partaking in the unfair practice.

Tommey, a former Call of Duty League player and multi-time Warzone champion, did not hesitate to single out WarsZ for a suspicious drop in his kill-death ration just ahead of this week’s leg of the $210,000 Vikkstar Warzone Showdown. 

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Although the caps have been instituted in tournaments to provide for better parity among teams, they can also be manipulated by purposefully delivering uncharacteristically poor performances.

WarsZ has won six Warzone championships across different tournaments, so Tommey’s linked image of the streamer having double-digit zero-kill matches in the past few days is particularly damning.

“People seem to be scared of the repercussions but I’m fed up with the bulls**t,” Tommey tweeted, tagging the rival competitor directly while calling the alleged tanking “pathetic.”

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As for WarsZ’s response, it was not well-received. Suggesting that this notable drop in K/D was spurred by having his “girl” play on his account, a variety of notable Warzone competitors slammed the excuse. Among those wast renowned multi-time champion, HusKerrs, who replied simply, “Brother, c’mon now… nobody is buying that.”

Popular streamer DougisRaw also chimed in, mocking the excuse for how obviously the screenshot goes against the idea of letting an inexperienced player drop in for some games: “Damn, your girl plays solo squads. She’s cracked.”

 

While none of the allegations can be proven, many seem dissatisfied with WarsZ’s excuse and believes it is unfair to competitors like Jukeyz and others who were unable to snag tournament spots because of their high K/D.

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It must be noted, as Tommey mentioned in the tweet above, that Vikkstar’s tournament technically doesn’t prohibit such a tactic, so while WarsZ isn’t breaking any rules, it’s fair to say that the rest of the big-name competitors don’t think too highly of it.

It remains to be seen if other tournaments will begin following NICKMERCS in the way he runs his MFAM Gauntlets, monitoring participants’ past in-game performances to make sure that they’re not trying to circumvent the K/D cap.

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