Milo W. September 16, 2019
The anthem of the 2019 League of Legends World Championship may be featuring popular songwriter and violinist Lindsey Stirling.
Riot Games has made it an annual tradition to hype up the LoL community for the World Championship by using songs featuring popular artists. The pattern began with the 2014 release of an Imagine Dragon track, and has continued from then on to the most recent entry of the 2018 Worlds anthem, which was provided by The Glitch Mob.
Now a number of compelling clues suggest that Stirling is teaming up with Riot to create a new hit song for Worlds 2019.
The first hint of the collaboration came about when Stirling tweeted on May 5, “who would be excited if I did a project with @leagueoflegends?” A photo of the violinist sporting a Ashe t-shirt was attached to the tweet.
The timeline of the announcement also happens to line up with when Chrissy Costanza of pop rock band Against the Current divulged that in May 2017 she had visited Riot Games Studios. The purpose of the visit would eventually be revealed as a collaboration to create the Worlds 2017 anthem ‘Legends Never Die.’
This wouldn’t be the first time Stirling has collaborated with an esports studio. She performed in the opening ceremony for Dota 2’s annual championship, The International, in 2016. Stirling also collaborated with Blizzard Entertainment during the closing festivities of BlizzCon 2018.
Stirling is primarily a violinist and, although she occasionally sings in her own music, she often collaborates with another singer to add vocals to her tracks. Keeping that in mind, another musical artist may be likely to join the project if Stirling does indeed collaborate with Riot Games to create a song for this year’s World Championship.
The Worlds 2019 anthem should be arriving sometime before the end of September if Riot is following previous years’ schedules. Fans are eager to find out if it will feature Stirling or another talented musician.