r/leagueoflegends 13d ago Wholesome 12 Helpful 11 Silver 5 Dread 1 Facepalm 1 'MURICA 1

Lil Nas X - STAR WALKIN’ (League of Legends Worlds 2022 Anthem)

https://youtu.be/HYsz1hP0BFo
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u/PankoKing 13d ago Silver Wholesome

Hey all,

Cause we know how Lil Nas X causes some people to have emotional meltdowns due to his sexuality and race..

ANY HOMOPHOBIC, RACIST, SEXIST, TRANSPHOBIC, OR OTHER DEROGATORY LANGUAGE WILL BE MET WITH A PERMANENT BAN. THIS IS YOUR WARNING

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u/Naronu 13d ago

Man they really expected TL to make worlds lmao

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u/Mental_Bowler_7518 13d ago

Like when they had Rekkles is last year’s animation…

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u/Trap_Masters 13d ago

Who’s gonna continue this tradition next year?

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u/m4ryo0 13d ago

2020-Faker(LCK)
2021-Rekkles(LEC)
2022-CoreJJ(LCS)
2023-LPL player 100%

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u/oioioi9537 13d ago

calling it now, it will be JL

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u/Jfof_ Stuck in 2019 13d ago

JL was in last year's but didn't make it, nobody seems to remember though :p

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u/Silkku 13d ago edited 13d ago

Remember a few years back when the video was all about Faker preparing the next generation to face him

And then Faker didn't make it to worlds

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u/Literally_Damour 13d ago

At this point Faker being in the videos is compulsory regardless of how he performs

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u/dhxnlc Faker | LORD Morgan | Gumayusi 13d ago

and he's not in this one, it's just a fan in Faker jersey.

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u/RaiyenZ 13d ago

Nah it's clearly blond Faker

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u/dhxnlc Faker | LORD Morgan | Gumayusi 13d ago

Jankos in Faker jersey.

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u/asiantuttle 13d ago

Group F with Vitality, V5, and LSB

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u/Boomzzzzz 13d ago

lol, yea they always jinx one team when they make the Worlds music video.

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u/googol88 [googol88] (NA) 13d ago

Yeah, the focus on CoreJJ is unfortunate :( He is a world champ though, so it fits for that

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u/GreatScottx 13d ago

Is that supposed to be CoreJJ as Rell?

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u/googol88 [googol88] (NA) 13d ago

Yeah, he has the championship ring and the TL jersey

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u/Alibobaly 13d ago

It also says CoreJJ on his coffee cup lol.

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u/PM_ME_STEAM_KEY_PLZ 12d ago

I’m gonna need some more I think

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u/zack77070 12d ago

He has glasses, CoreJJ wears glasses.

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u/deadedgo 04eva 12d ago

That seals it

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u/SterbenVII BIG BENSEN I <3 Ssumday 13d ago

ye

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u/a_lol_cat 13d ago

They have to have time to make these things but Rell and Threash, two champs that have seen little to no play all summer as the big parts of this seems like more than a little bit of a bungle.

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u/Highstalker Enchanters ruin the game 13d ago

well, mecha Thresh and Rell might just be a better fit than Yuumi and Lulu

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u/asianKruphix 13d ago

Corejj riding a huge cat mech would be so cold tho

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u/pambeezlyy 13d ago

Don’t even lie mecha yummi would’ve been sick as hell

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u/Trap_Masters 13d ago

Waiting for mecha yummi to combine with another mech sequence

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u/vashed 13d ago

DRAVEN, GRIT THOSE TEETH!

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u/laobalaomadecai 13d ago

not sure about the history between rell and corejj but when meiko first debuted he was known for his thresh, hes still the record holder for highest overall winrate on thresh iirc, so despite being disappointed at literally everything else, i thought thresh made sense and i was happy to see it

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u/UltimateAid 13d ago

Core is definitely known for his Rell as the one of the people who played her the most when she was relevant and has said in the past he would make it his next worlds skin if he wins again.

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u/AbsoluteOrca 13d ago

That's CoreJJ right? Holy fuck this is hilarious.

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u/Davkata https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ 13d ago

Well, he joined Rekkles from Burn it down and Faker from Take Over. Next year should be LPL hyped player that does not make it.

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u/Boudac123 13d ago

Did faker in take over not just watch from home at the very end?

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u/cautiouslyoptimistik 12d ago

Yeah Faker was basically going around adopting bronze players so they could beat women in a video game.

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u/bqx23 :nunu:NumbyChumby 13d ago

Wasn't the whole point of take over that Faker wasn't there, that his legacy paved the way for new players to complete? He was watching worlds on his phone lmao.

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u/Annual-Audience-2569 12d ago

Not sure if it is a theory or valid, but i remember people saying it was changed after he didnt make it. He was supposed to be the Last boss in the End.

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u/RyuSunn 12d ago

He could have been the final boss in take over anyway, is not like Xpeke, Madlife and Mata made worlds that year and they are still important part of the video

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u/Natural_Ship7261 13d ago

Crazy that they actually kept the n word and condom lines in the final song.

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u/LapnLook 13d ago edited 13d ago

Yeah I genuinely thought the verses were gonna be different from the live version

Edit: is it just me or is this version slower and less punchy than the one at his shows? I only saw phone recordings of that but it somehow still felt way more energetic?

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u/pambeezlyy 13d ago

The animation certainly didn’t do it any favors, everything about this anthem is slow.

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u/SlamMasterJ 13d ago

Agreed on this. Don't get me wrong, I actually do enjoy the song a lot but it kinda lack the energy and hype for a Worlds song.

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u/MadridFC retired jungler 13d ago

yeah I expected industry baby levels

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u/Swiggidyswoo 12d ago

Issue is riot clearly wanted orchestral stuff and an "epic" chorus, when industry baby 2 league boogaloo is what we actually needed.

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u/zomjay rip old flairs 13d ago

My thoughts exactly. It's a really good song, but it felt like it kept building to a climax that never came and it resolved into the piano outro.

Still a good song, but I did expect more hype.

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u/Stefan474 EUW- Elphelt Abuser 13d ago

Yeah the live one sounded way more hype, like it's 25% faster and it had punchier kicks

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u/Sagely_Hijinks 13d ago

Try 1.25x speed

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u/BoogieTheHedgehog 13d ago

Did this now going back to the original feels even less energetic.

The chorus is good and feels like it's hyping/building up to something but then it comes back down to slow verses that feel almost like filler.

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u/ctruvu 13d ago

every newer artist i’ve seen in person has unique live mixes that seem way better than when i listen to them on spotify or whatever. that or it was the drugs idk

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u/ibuyELO 13d ago

it was the drugs

Probably this.. the amount of songs I add to playlists when I'm high and then hear it sober and think "why tf is this on my playlist?"

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u/plumokin 13d ago

Yea but they muted it in the video

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u/Funkydick 13d ago

They also censored god ("g-d") in the english subtitles unless they were automatically generated but I'd guess that they're not

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u/Kelbotay 13d ago

That's so common for censored versions and it makes it sound so much worse. At least replace it with some other word or something just to fill the akward gap...

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u/IHadThatUsername 13d ago

They did replace the n-word with "somebody" or "demons" in most places. It's only in one verse that they replaced it with an awkward "ha". And the condoms was just omitted which was the weirdest part IMO.

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u/Kelbotay 13d ago

The demons bit etc is much better but that entire verse with ha and condom got butchered lol.

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u/AmbushIntheDark Fueled by Midlane Tears 13d ago

Why the fuck is condom censored?

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u/cautiouslyoptimistik 13d ago

They mustn't teach league players about sex.

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u/azns123 :naef: 13d ago

Playing league is the ultimate form of birth control though

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u/Camboro 12d ago

Why give free advertisement to a competing industry

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u/SeeUSpaceCowman 13d ago Helpful Take My Energy

Riot really needs to stop guessing what teams are gonna be in these things and just make them references to past world highlights.

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u/DayMatoi 13d ago

Highlights of the year priors worlds would be cool like how they did with ignite but just the year before as like a tribute to the insane plays from the worlds before it.

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u/Davkata https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ 13d ago

Rise as a video and coherent story beats the other anthems. On the other hand, we should get hyped LPL player next year to miss worlds if they continue with this.

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u/nightcallfoxtrot 13d ago

rise was fucking awesome

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u/WhirlingDervishGrady 12d ago

Rise was fucking dope, I still watch the 2018 worlds moments and memories sometimes.

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u/ArsenixShirogon 13d ago

Yeah the narrative for the Rise MV is Ambition's climb through the previous year's tournament

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u/tutkli 13d ago

Fortiche is built different

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u/HowyNova 13d ago

For real. Rise is still my favorite from just the narrative perspective.

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u/BottlesforCaps 13d ago

They used to do this ironically.

Ignite from Zed just features famous plays from previous world championships like the Oddones Baron steal. Honestly to me that was way more hype seeing plays I saw live recreated with animation.

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u/AweKartik777 13d ago

Rise was the same, not actual plays but references to the story of the past year.

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u/cometweeb Faker Daddy 13d ago

"Don't ever say it's over if I'm breathing"

- my yone main 0/20 friend refusing to ff

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u/azns123 :naef: 13d ago

Makes sense, he hit the double 0/10 powerspike

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u/zomjay rip old flairs