Since 2014, Riot Games has released a song every year to celebrate the League of Legends World Championship. In addition to “Rise,” the developer’s collaboration with Mako, the Word Alive, and the Glitch Mob released in September, Riot Games released a second song for the tournament's finals.
The song follows the theme of the game’s newest skin line, which features four League of Legends champions, including Kai’Sa, Ahri, Evelynn, and Akali, as a fictional girl group called K/DA.
To commemorate both the new skin line and the World Championship finals, Riot Games released the song titled “POP/STARS,” featuring the vocals of Jeon So-yeon and Cho Miyeon of (G)I-DLE, the rookie K-pop group that debuted earlier this year, in addition to both Madison Beer and Jaira Burns.
Additionally, Riot Games produced a music video including each of the four champions with their K/DA skins as they sing and dance in a subway, on a train, and even in a laundromat. The song comes equipped with its own K-pop style of choreography, which the live singers performed for the Opening Ceremony prior to the start of the World Championship finals.
Although the tournament has drawn to a close, fans can continue celebrating the competitive season by rocking out to “POP/STARS” on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, or Google Play.