For the past three years, every annual championship for League of Legends has received an official theme song to celebrate the momentous occasion.
The tradition, which is unlikely to break any time soon, continues this year with “Legends Never Die” from the New York-based pop-rock band Against the Current. The internal music team at Riot Games was involved in coming up with the lyrics and also filled in for production, mixing, and mastering of the track.
Imagine Dragons released “Warriors” for the 2014 League of Legends World Championship. Nicki Taylor provided “Worlds Collide” in the following year and Zedd came up with “Ignite” last year. Every theme song has told a different story. The version from last year commemorated the history of the championship while the new one follows the resilience and drive of professional players.
The 2017 League of Legends World Championship will begin on September 23 and run through to November 4. It will be hosted by China with a brand new tournament format that stretches across Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, and Wuhan. A total of 24 of the best teams from across 13 different regions will compete for the title. The grand finals will take place in the famous Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird’s Nest.
Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere and James “Dash” Patterson will once again be acting as hosts, with over a dozen faces filling in for the casting lineup. This includes several prominent names on the desk such as Chris “PapaSmithy” Smith from South Korea, Trevor “Quickshot” Henry from Europe, and David “Phreak” Turley from North America.
We are just a week away from the first phase of the prestigious tournament. We will finally see if SK Telecom T1 is able to secure its fourth championship victory.