November 11, 2019 True Damage already seems to be a success.
Following virtual K-pop group KD/A’s performance at the League of Legends Worlds finals last year, developer Riot Games’ next music collective – True Damage, a new virtual band – has now debuted at the LoL Worlds 2019 finals in Paris. The group’s first song, Giants, has already lit up the YouTube charts.
Like POP/STARS, the early success of Giants puts it more in line with mainstream music than a videogame promotion. The music video, released yesterday, already has 6.2 million views on YouTube. Kanye West put out the first proper music video, Follow God, from his new album on Friday – and it’s fallen behind at just 6 million views. Clearly, the era of the virtual band is truly upon us.
True Damage took to the League of Legends World Championships stage yesterday to perform the new single, with real-life musicians Becky G, Soyeon from (G)I-DLE , Thutmose, Duckwrth, and Keke Palmer providing the vocals for LoL’s CG performers, champions Qiyana, Akali, Ekko, Yasou, and the newly-unveiled Senna. Now, the group has also released an official ‘Giants’ music video. Check it out below – and keep an eye out for Qiyana’s Prestige True Damage skin, designed by Louis Vuitton’s artistic director for women’s collections, Nicolas Ghesquière.
Riot has also now revealed that, to celebrate the group’s arrival, it’s collaborating with streetwear clothing company Mighty Club to establish a clothing label. The first item in the line – a True Damage hoodie – can be purchased “through November 15 PDT,” according to the studio, but another 15 pieces will arrive December 15, with “additional limited time drops scheduled through 2020.”
If you’re excited to grab some clothing in-game, the True Damage skins are now available for the five champions – including Qiyana’s Prestige True Damage skin. Senna’s Prestige skin will become available early next year.
Check out the official True Damage ‘Giants’ music video above.
If you’re a LoL fan, be sure to check out the League of Legends patch 9.23 notes to find out what’s hit the PBE for testing – and which changes could be heading to game very soon.