Lil Nas X is taking over with giant anime robots in the new music video for his League of Legends Worlds theme “STAR WALKIN.”
The video features several star players of the game, including Tian “Meiko” Ye and Marek Brázda, as they prepare for the tournament. Slowly, the real world around them changes into the world of League, as giant mechs representing the characters show up to do battle, cheered on by the city folk. It’s a great tribute to both the game as well as classic anime like Evangelion and Gundam.
The League of Legends Worlds finals will take place in San Francisco, where the video is set. In it, we see the city’s famous Golden Gate Bridge, as well as Telegraph Hill, which turns into the Shadow Isles.
It’s an epic video, and an epic song, perfect for the epic League Worlds.
“Don't ever say it's over if I'm breathin'/Racin' to the moonlight and I'm speedin'” Nas sings over the electro beat. “Why worship legends when you know that you can join 'em?”
The song packs the perfect punch of bravado and fun.
Just last week, Lil Nas X took over as the President of League of Legends in a hilarious commercial for his new song and for the League Worlds Tournament.
“I guess part of me wanted to try something new. I left my stamp on pop music, I left my stamp on pop culture, now I’ve decided to be the new president of League of Legends,” he says in the video. “You can call me Lil Nas Xecutive.”
“I will be the greatest President of League of Legends, of all time,” Lil Nas X also said in a statement. “Also, I’m going to make the best Worlds anthem of all time and put on the biggest, coolest, sexiest Worlds in the history of all Worlds.”
The League of Legends Worlds Tournament will see 24 teams competing for the title between September 29 and the finals on November 5. It’s up to you if you believe it will be the “biggest, coolest, sexiest” Worlds in history.