The arrival of the League of Legends World Cups is usually a cause for celebration. The most important LoL tournament of the year brings great anticipation among players. Identifying the current best team in the world, the disappointments, the underdog teams most likely to succeed, the future stars, or the stories between former teammates. However, the League of Legends World Cup offers more ” outside ” features of the Summoner’s Rift. For example, the World edition anthem is one such thing.
Ever since Imagine Dragons did the song for the 2014 LoL World Cup, it has been taken as a tradition that an artist puts their voice to each year’s song. That’s why League of Legends fans eagerly await the release of each year’s theme song, as well as the identity of the protagonist. Well, this year, we already have the focus on who will be the person or persons in charge of this tradition.
NewJeans are the protagonists of the new LoL World Cup song.
As it could not be otherwise traveling again to South Korea, it will be a K-POP band that will provide the voice for the LoL World Cup 2023 anthem. This time, it will be NewJeans who will give their voice to the song. NewJeans is one of the best-known groups in the scene, with more than 24 million monthly listeners on Spotify. Some of the best-known songs of this K-POP group, such as “Super Shy,” “OMG,” or “Ditto,” have 500 million listens.
It is important to note that this will not be the first time Riot Games collaborates with K-POP artists or with the concept of a group like this. Let’s not forget that it released themes and a line of skins with KDA in mind. Now, the young group will release a song that will give voice to the competition. “Gods” is the song’s name; you can listen to it from October 4. At the moment, only a brief introduction has been heard or seen, along with an image of the video cover showing Deft in the distance.
introducing your #Worlds2023 Anthem: “GODS” ft. @NewJeans_ADOR
OCT 3 // 10PM PT
OCT 4 // 2PM KSThttps://t.co/ZS8A4VKiIZ pic.twitter.com/OHljwHoox6
— League of Legends (@LeagueOfLegends) September 26, 2023
Songs from the World Cups to date
As mentioned above, LoL worlds have featured numerous pieces of music as the soundtrack to historic occasions. A “fad” that started with the Imagine Dragons song has grown to include fantastic vocalists with various vocal styles. Listed below are all the songs or anthems from LoL World Cups to date:
- Warriors – Imagine Dragons (2014)
- Worlds Collide – Nicki Taylor (2015)
- Ignite – Zedd (2016)
- Legends Never Die – Against The Current (2017)
- RISE – Glitch Mob, Mako and The World Alive (2018)
- Phoenix – Cailin Russo, Chrissy Costanza (2019)
- Take Over – Jeremy McKinnon, MAX, Henry (2020)
- Burn It All Down – PVRIS (2021)
- Star Walkin – Lil Nas X (2022)
- GODS – NewJeans (2023)