Lil Nas X adds a new line to his resume: president of “League of Legends”.
Riot Games has announced that the Grammy-winning, genre-breaking rapper/singer/songwriter has come on board with the honorary title of President of multiplayer fighting game “League of Legends.”
In this role, beginning at the 2022 League of Legends World Championship esports tournament, Lil Nas X will be tasked with “creating explosive musical moments,” including a live performance for the 180 million monthly players and fans. of the game, as well as a new league. champion skin.
“I felt it was time for me to try something new,” Lil Nas X said in a statement. “I left my mark on pop culture in so many ways, and now it’s time to take on the gaming world. I’ll be the greatest president of League of Legends, ever. I’m also going to do the best world anthem of all time and showcasing the greatest, coolest and sexiest worlds in the history of all the worlds!” He added, “‘Star Walkin’ is the only song everyone is allowed to listen to from now on. Swag fr!”
As part of the partnership, Lil Nas X will kick off the League of Legends World Championship by performing the competition’s annual musical anthem, “Star Walkin,” which will debut on September 23 just before Worlds begins on September 29. September in Mexico City.
On November 3, Lil Nas X and Riot Games will release a one-of-a-kind in-game cosmetic (a “Prestige Skin”) for an all-new League Champion, “K’Sante the Pride of Nazumah.” Next, Lil Nas X will take the stage with a live performance at the Worlds Opening Ceremony leading up to the World Finals at Chase Center in San Francisco on Saturday, November 5.
“Lil Nas X is the most electrifying name in music, so when he showed up at our headquarters and told us he wanted to be League President and join us all the way through Worlds, of course we say ‘yes,'” said Naz Aletaha, global head of League of Legends esports for Riot Games. “We were all blown away by his vision, his passion and his undeniable style, and we can’t wait to see what he brings to the Worlds stage in San Francisco in November.”
The Lil Nas X “Prestige Empyrean K’Sante” skin will be released on November 3 worldwide and will be unlockable until November 14. The in-game skin will not be available for direct purchase, but can be earned by playing League of Legends or Teamfight Tactics games. during the Worlds 2022 in-game event. Players will need to earn in-game currency (2,000 Worlds 2022 Tokens) to permanently unlock the skin.
In the annual League of Legends World Championship tournament, 24 top teams from 11 regions compete for the title. According to Riot Games, the 2021 Finals match posted an Average Minute Viewership (AMA) of over 30 million viewers and over 73 million peak concurrent viewers.