K/DA successor True Damage revealed, will perform at LoL Worlds 2019

Steven Rondina • October 29, 18:24

After weeks of rumors, Riot Games has officially revealed its new League of Legends-themed virtual band, True Damage.

The group is in the same vein as K/DA, the group comprised of champions Evelyn, Akali, Kai’sa, and Ahri. K/DA became an overnight sensation in 2018 with the song “POP/STARS.” Though Akali’s singer, Soyeon from (G)I-DLE, returns for True Damage, the rest of the lineup is new.

“A collective of artists with their own unique musical and fashion styles, True Damage is made up of League of Legends’ champions Qiyana, Senna, Akali, Ekko, and Yasuo and will be available for purchase as a skin line for those champions on November 10th,” Riot Games said in a press release.

Soyeon is joined by DUCKWRTH, Becky G, Keke Palmer, and Thutmose. A short teaser trailer was released, showing the new looks for each of the champions and hinting at what their roles will be in the group.

True Damage to perform at LoL Worlds 2019 finals, K/DA’s future unclear

True Damage seemingly features a very different sound from what fans may have been expected. The music playing in the background is distinct from the Korean pop style of K/DA, which is highlighted by the transformation of Akali during the video. The real-life singers will bring their characters to life at the 2019 League of Legends World Championship grand finals, which will take place on November 10. That’s when they’ll perform the song “GIANTS.”

DJ Yasuo True Damage art

The new True Damage skin line will arrive in the game on that day alongside a prestige skin for Qiyana, designed by Louis Vuitton.

It’s unclear what the future holds for True Damage past that one song.

While K/DA was wildly popular, with “POP/STARS” currently sitting at over 275 million views on YouTube, nothing new has arrived from the band since. The return of Soyeon from (G)I-DLE suggests that Riot retains ties to the performers from K/DA, but it’s still a mystery if anything else is in the works.

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