Worlds song “GODS” by NewJeans video launches

By Nicholas James


Oct 3, 2023

Reading time: 2 min

The new Worlds song “GODS” by K-Pop band NewJeans has launched, including an animated video depicting the career of Kim “Deft” Hyuk-Kyu.

Riot Games has made a tradition out of making flashy, high production value music videos for tracks headed by massive stars in order to celebrate Worlds. This year, the track is by Korean pop music sensations NewJeans, called “GODS”. With the League of Legends World Championship being hosted in South Korea this year, a K-Pop group performing the theme about one of South Korea’s most veteran pro players makes a lot of sense.

NewJeans Worlds Anthem “GODS”

NEWJEANS’ new song “GODS‘”, made in collaboration with Riot Games, has been set to a video that makes a dramatized version of famous pro player Deft’s career. This follows most closely the Worlds song “RISE” By Against The Current. Both follow the previous year’s champion, or one of the five, and turns their struggle into an animated hero’s journey.

This new video is no different, showing Deft’s many journeys to Worlds that ended in failure and heartbreak and his final run at Worlds. The song is a rousing anthem in the vein of many Worlds themes before it. It keeps the iconic theme of seeing the most famous players in the game embodied as their signature champions.

It all culminates in the fight between Deft and T1, his longtime rivals. In it, he faces down allies and enemies of his past in order to conquer his demons and claim the Worlds trophy. It’s a tried and true formula that Riot has decided to double down on in recent years. Fans want to see their favourite players duking it out as their most iconic champions, and who can blame them when it’s this good?

Worlds 2023 begins on October 10, 2023.


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