Riot Games are no strangers to signing big-name artists to make songs for their events and projects. After Imagine Dragons, now it's Lil Nas X, and we're moving to hip hop. The fans though, are not pleased with the execution.
Not too long ago images spread like wildfire of well-known rapper and musician Lil Nas X at Riot Game s HQ. He posted multiple photos of himself and while he didn't outright say he was at Riot Games, from the background any League of Legends fan could tell that this was Riot HQ.
It turned out to be true , and Lil Nas X was making a song for the League of Legends World Championship 2022.
Unfortunately, fans are not that pleased with the anthem in question. While the song itself is an incredible one, it leaves something to be desired when taken as an anthem for one of the largest eSports tournaments in the world.
Two aspects have been pointed out. The first, and the most obvious one, is the quality of the video, and not having it complement the song. Instead, it's the usual forcing of players who are, in this case, riding giant mechas.
The other thing, points one Redditor out, the fact that the song, unlike all the other anthems, doesn't include the listener into it. instead of being made to hype up a stadium of people, with lyrics such as "We are the warriors", it focuses on Lil Nas X, who refers to himself in the first person 42 times in the song.
In our opinion, the song can work as an incredible self-insert. It would just work better as a closing one, than an opening one. The video, on the other hand, is just under the quality of any other Riot have made.
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