The creators behind the popular PC Game, League of Legends, Riot Games wanted to craft a soundtrack that could serve as the playlist for the 2016 League of Legends ranked season. For those that don’t know, League of Legends is played competetively all around the world with some of the bigger tournaments holding cash prizes of more than two million dollars for the winning team.
The idea behind the ‘Warsongs‘ album was to create music, “That amps players up for League and puts them in the ladder-climbing mindset.” They wanted the songs to, “Evoke a feeling of competitiveness and forward momentum.”
After creating original songs with their in house producers they recruited a handful of talented producers to find their own inspiration in these songs and turn them into something else. This list of producers includes names such as Minnesota, Jauz, Marshmello, MiTiS and many more. What a fun collaboration, and it’s such a fun listen through. Everything from Jauz’s dubstep inspired remix to Hyper Potions‘ Chip-tune happy sounds will get you moving no matter what you’re up to.
Electronic music felt like the natural choice, both because of its popularity in the League community and because of the number of EDM artists with close ties to games and gaming culture. “We’ve seen so many streamers listening to EDM while they stream, and we knew there were tons of artists in EDM who are either huge League fans or huge gamers. It already feels like a natural part of the game.” –Riot Records producer Tyler Eltringham
League Of Legends – Warsongs
Source : League of Legends