League of Legends is getting a digital interactive heavy metallic live performance


Yet one more large sport is leaping into the world of digital concert events. League of Legends creator Riot is partnering with “digital leisure” firm Wave for an upcoming occasion centered on the sport’s in-universe heavy metallic band Pentakill. The live performance is ready to happen on September eighth at 1:30PM PT / 4:30PM ET, and it’s tied to the band’s upcoming album launch. You may watch it proper right here.

From the sound of it, the Pentakill present shall be a bit extra concerned than different digital concert events. It’s described as “an interactive journey by means of the total idea album,” which can launch after the present. (Riot has been teasing Pentakill’s third album over the previous short while.) Wave says that viewers will have the ability to “affect the efficiency in actual time” as effectively by means of options like voting.

Pentakill is considered one of a small variety of in-universe bands for League of Legends, becoming a member of the likes of Okay/DA (Okay-pop) and True Injury (hip-hop). Up to now, Riot has utilized these digital musicians for IRL reveals at showcase occasions just like the League of Legends World Championship; Okay/DA appeared on the 2020 version by means of augmented actuality, whereas True Injury holograms took the stage the yr prior.

The information additionally comes as these sorts of digital concert events have gotten more and more outstanding. Fortnite, specifically, has featured some large stars in more and more elaborate in-game reveals, together with Marshmello, Travis Scott, and — most not too long ago — Ariana Grande.