Rapper Lil Nas X becomes president of League of Legends

The artist has designed the skin for a new hero and will release a single to celebrate the League World Cup

Riot Games has announced that rapper Lil Nas X is the new President of League of Legends, one of the most played competitive titles in the world. In this role, starting with the 2022 League of Legends World Cup, the genre-defying singer and songwriter will be responsible for creating explosive musical moments, a League skin and a live World Cup performance for over 180 million players. and fans who populate the League universe every month. “I felt it was time to try something new. I’ve made my mark on pop culture in so many ways, and now it’s time to take on the world of gaming. I will be the greatest League of Legends president of all. Also, I’ll create the best World Cup anthem ever and organize the biggest, coolest and sexiest World Cup in World Cup history! “said Lil Nas X.” Star Walkin ‘is the only song that everyone will be allowed to listen from now on. Swag fr! “. Lil Nas X’s first agenda as President will be to kick off the World Cup with the competition’s highly anticipated musical anthem, performed by Lil Nas X himself. Star Walkin ‘will debut September 23 before the World Cup begins. , scheduled for September 29 in Mexico City. Subsequently, Lil Nas X and Riot Games will release a one-of-a-kind League skin (“Prestige skin”) for a new League champion, “K’Sante the Pride of Nazumah”. Later, Lil Nas X will take the stage for a live performance at the World Cup Opening Ceremony presented by Mastercard, which concludes with the World Final at the Chase Center in San Francisco on Saturday, November 5.

“Lil Nas X is the most electrifying name in the contemporary pop music scene, so when he knocked on our door and told us he wanted to become League president and join us during the Worlds, we obviously said ‘yes’,” he said. Naz Aletaha, Riot Games’ Global Head of League Esports. “We have all been impressed 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 next November.” Designed in collaboration with Lil Nas X, the “Prestige Empyrean K’Sante” skin will be available from November 3rd worldwide and will be unlockable until November 14th. The in-game skin will not be available for direct purchase, but can be obtained by playing League of Legends or Teamfight Tactics 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. After Riot Games’ partnership with Louis Vuitton, Lil Nas X’s Prestige Skin is the first in-game skin created with an artist, and will give players the opportunity to celebrate this partnership.