Check out the awesome new League of Legends cinematic


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Even if you’ve never touched a MOBA in your life, the video is worth viewing. It tells three separate stories: Camille on a mission to arrest criminal psychopath Khada Jhin as he plays piano in an orchestra hall, Riven fighting in the Coliseum before taking on Draven, and Irelia, with the help of Karma, Yasuo, Kennen and Akali, fighting Sion and the Noxian army.

As with other League of Legends cinematics, the music in the clip is a highlight. Awaken features the vocals of Valerie Broussard and the sounds of violinist Ray Chen. If you find the tune stuck in your head, good news: it's available on Spotify starting from today.

Despite only being released yesterday, the video has already clocked up over 7 million views on YouTube. But it’s still got a way to go before beating LoL’s previous cinematics. RISE is close to 100 million views, while the K/DA POP/STARS video boasts over 150 million. Riot Games and League of Legends Global Head of Communications, David Higdon, said to expect more extensions to the LoL IP in 2019.

While many might believe the title belongs to Fortnite, League of Legends remains the most played game in the US and Europe. Like DOTA 2, the game is free and runs on even the most potato-like of PCs. We pick LoL over its rival in our Best PC Games (You Should Be Playing) feature as it's considered easier to play and learn.

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Riot Games is really stepping it up on their cinematic teasers.

I don't really play LoL any more, but I watch the North American pro scene pretty religiously.

Right side bob

IMO K/DA is overrated, a bad song, and rise deserved more views.
Is it me or does it feel like they put more efforts into the Cinematics.