Lil Nas X is making moves.
Riot Games has announced that Lil Nas X has come onboard as the new President of League of Legends (“League”), one of the most-played competitive games in the world. The rapper-singer will be responsible for creating explosive musical moments, an ingenious League champion skin, and a spectacular live Worlds performance in his new role for the 180+ million monthly players and fans in the League universe.
In addition, a new anthem called ‘STAR WALKIN’ will also debut on Friday, September 23rd.
“I felt like it was time for me to try something new. I’ve left 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 President, of League of Legends, of all time. 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!” said Lil Nas X. “STAR WALKIN’ is the only song anyone is allowed to listen to from now on. Swag fr!”
‘STAR WALKIN’ will debut on September 23 just prior to the start of Worlds on September 29 in Mexico City. Riot Games and Lil Nas X will then release a first-of-its-kind, co-designed League in-game cosmetic (“Prestige skin”) for a brand new League champion, “K’Sante the Pride of Nazumah.” Soon after, Lil Nas X will take the stage with an unforgettable live performance at the Worlds Opening Ceremony presented by Mastercard leading into the World Final at the Chase Center in San Francisco on Saturday, November 5.
“Lil Nas X is the most electrifying name in music, so when he showed up at our headquarters and told us that he wanted to be President of League and join us throughout Worlds, we of course said ‘yes’,” said Naz Aletaha, Global Head of League Esports for Riot Games. “We’ve all been blown away by his vision, passion, and undeniable style, and we can’t wait to see what he brings to the Worlds stage in San Francisco this November.”