With Worlds 2022 only a week to go, Riot Games have teamed up with Atlanta-born recording artist Lil Nas X to release the world championship song “STAR WALKIN.”
It’s that time of year again. Worlds 2022 is just a week away, with the tournament kicking off on September 29 in Mexico City.
And if there’s one thing every League of Legends World Championship needs, it’s a banging anthem. This year, Riot Games teamed up with Atlanta-born rapper Lil Nas X for “STAR WALKIN,” a Worlds anthem fit for a Worlds road trip across North America.
The song’s music video features giant mechs of some of League’s most beloved characters going head-to-head against the backdrop of the Chase Center and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, site of the 2022 World Championship Finals.
It wouldn’t be a Worlds anthem without a few cameos from some of the teams that will take it on the international stage. And while Team Liquid’s Jo ‘CoreJJ’ Yong-in won’t be competing this year, the mark he left on the competitive League of Legends is undeniable.
The music video for the song highlights professional players from all four major regions of LoL in animated form, in a style similar to previous Worlds anthems such as “Take Over” and “Burn It All Down.” Fnatic’s Marek ‘Humanoid’ Brazda and Edward Gaming’s Tian ‘Meiko’ Ye take center stage alongside GenG’s Jeong ‘Chovy’ Ji-hoon and the aforementioned CoreJJ.
In addition to appearing and starring (albeit in animated form) in the song’s music video, Lil Nas X will also perform the song live during the 2022 World Championship Finals on November 6.