League of Legends is an extremely nitty gritty game brimming with astonishing legends and histories for large numbers of its heroes. Moreover, a degree of profundity to the heroes’ stories and legends is added by Riot and have delivered a lot of League of Legends cinematics throughout the years.
Riot’s creators were inspired by Defense of the Ancients, a custom map for Warcraft III, and wanted to create a standalone game in the same genre. League of Legends, often known as League, is a multiplayer online combat arena video game created and distributed by Riot Games in 2009.
Without further ado, the Top 5 Best LoL Cinematics
Warriors (ft. 2WEI and Edda Hayes) – Season 2020 Cinematic
At the number 5 spot, we have the remake of WARRIORS which is the 2014 League of Legends Worlds official theme song by Imagine Dragons. The cinematic follows 3 stories, namely: Lux and Garen vs Sylas, Kai’Sa and Ezreal, and lastly, Caitlyn and VI vs Urgot. The songs was sung differently in this one, showing a melancholic feel where our heroes are shown losing the fight then the song picks up as their courage and bravery rises.
There is no doubt that even if you’re not a League of Legends fan, you will feel the chills regardless. Ever since its release, it has gathered 100,583,913 views to date.
Awaken (ft. Valerie Broussard) – Season 2019 Cinematic
Showing up at number 4, we have AWAKEN for the opening of the 2019 season. We also follow 3 stories in the cinematics which are Riven vs Draven, Camille vs Jhin, and the Ionia heroes of Yasuo, Irelia, Kennen, Akali, and Karma vs Sion and the Noxus army. The cinematic opens with each individual story setting up the “plot” of their own narrative.
Jhin vs Camille
A reddit user had this to say for their squabble in the cinematic:
“Honestly I’m kinda infuriated about the Camille vs. Jhin scene because of the fact that they literally made Camille look exactly the opposite of how she is in the lore and completely reckless compared to Jhin. They made her look as if she just walked into his trap without any thinking at all and was just a filler toy to be in the video to make Jhin look as glamorous as he could. Everyone keeps saying that this was Jhin’s performance and he knew and planned everything, even Camille jumping at him at the last shot from the chandelier, and that his 4th shot was waiting ready for her. This feels like a slap in the face honestly, seeing your favorite champion in the game being used just to glorify another one.”
posted by u/ffloler
This is a sensible argument in the reason that in the lore, Camille is tactful and careful. As shown in the video she is not. This is all could be just for the sake of cinematics and nevertheless, it is still an awesome cinematic.
Draven vs Riven
Riven is known as the Exile, however in truth her significant wrongdoing in Noxian law is essentially declining to kick the bucket when she should, serving as an enticement for an Ionian armed force, and afterward not revealing in subsequent to figuring out how to endure.
The justification her title is her own disappointment with the Empire for which she’d battled and served and drained, driving her to strike out all alone to offer reparations for her past deeds.
Some time in the wake of abandoning, Riven was caught by Noxian powers and shipped off the field. There, she battled for her life in a gladiatorial ring managed by Draven. This experience, displayed in the Awaken trailer, is set off when Riven’s battling soul interests the bored executioner and lights his fight hunger.
However the result is obscure, any reasonable person would agree that Riven’s own battle ability more than excited Draven.
Ionia vs Noxus
Ionia, in original Vastayan nomenclature: The First Lands, is a land of unspoiled beauty and natural magic. Its inhabitants, living in scattered settlements across this massive archipelago, are a spiritual people who seek to live in harmony and balance with the world.
There are many orders and sects across Ionia, each following their own (often conflicting) paths and ideals. Self-sufficient and isolationist, Ionia has remained largely neutral in the wars that have ravaged Valoran over the centuries – until it was invaded by Noxus profileicon.png Noxus.
This brutal conflict and occupation has forced Ionia to reassess its place in the world. How it reacts and the future path Ionia will follow is as of yet undetermined, however, animosity against Noxus has led to militarization and vigilantism. Thirst for the dark arts is on the rise.
Legends Never Die (ft. Against The Current) – Worlds 2017
For me, this is the OG cinematic of League of Legends. This was the first ever video that brought me in the world of League of Legends. How can you ever hate this song, it just screams hype from start to finish. It makes you fantasizing playing in Worlds and hearing the crowd scream your name. At 183,922,504 views to date, it is safe to say this cinematic reached a lot of people and maybe even persuaded them to play like me.
In all Riot cinematics fashion, we follow again 3 stories. These 3 stories have something in common and that’s they are all training. Failing and making mistakes, they overcome it throughout the cinematic. The finale showing what they have learned to protect themselves, save their family, and to fight for their nation.
A master of Ionia’s ancient martial arts, Lee Sin is a principled fighter who channels the essence of the dragon spirit to face any challenge. Though he lost his sight many years ago, the warrior-monk has devoted his life to protecting his homeland against any who would dare upset its sacred balance.
Iceborn warmother of the Avarosan tribe, Ashe commands the most populous horde in the north. Stoic, intelligent, and idealistic, yet uncomfortable with her role as leader, she taps into the ancestral magics of her lineage to wield a bow of True Ice. With her people’s belief that she is the mythological hero Avarosa reincarnated, Ashe hopes to unify the Freljord once more by retaking their ancient, tribal lands.
A proud and noble soldier, Garen Garen fights at the head of the Dauntless Vanguard. He is popular among his fellows, and respected well enough by his enemies—not least as a scion of the prestigious Crownguard House Crest.png Crownguard family, entrusted with defending Demacia Crest icon.png Demacia and its ideals. Clad in magic-resistant armor and bearing a mighty broadsword, Garen stands ready to confront mages and sorcerers on the field of battle, in a veritable whirlwind of righteous steel.
Phoenix (ft. Cailin Russo and Chrissy Costanza) – Worlds 2019
This cinematic is a recent one and holds a significance to it. The three heroes are for the most part heroes they bombed on. Rookie Lissandra is 2015 Worlds neglecting to make it out of gatherings. Faker Karma was locked in on in the last round of 2017 Worlds. Caps Irelia was demolished by Rookie in 2018 Worlds. These players all returned from that depressed spot to accomplish significance again, as Phoenixes, ascending from the remains of their disappointments.
It is also worth mentioning that the Fun Plus Phoenix team went on to win Worlds 2019, coincidently, that is also the name of the Cinematic.
Rookie’s Lissandra – 2015 World’s in EU, IG finished last in their groups, crushed by FNC, AHQ, and C9(posters in the tram), one of the “simplest” bunches in those days. His excellent Lissandra execution dominated their last match versus C9, however it was loaded up with frantic, lament, and disgrace. It was LPL’s most noticeably terrible year ever and he got A LOT of disdain remarks along with each other LPL player. The “virtuoso mid”- GodV from first seed LGD changed his ID then, at that point at long last resigned thereafter because of the ceaseless tempest of disdain remarks. It was Rookie’s first season in the LPL and it was the beginning of his 3yr vanishing from the world stage – the most reduced second in his profession
Covers’ Irelia – 2018 World’s FNC lost to IG, he went 0-4 then 1-6 on one of his best champ Irelia, and FNC got totally obliterated in the following two games too. We as a whole realized how certain Caps had been in the competition and he flexed on different midlaners before the last, so it was colossal annihilation for him.
Faker’s Karma – 2017 World’s SKT lost to SSG, in that passionate sensor meta, he picked Karma to completely uphold Bang. Being 0-2 yet 4 drakes ahead in game 3, there was still expect SKT. Nonetheless, in the last battle, his misposition got captured by Ruler’s Varus Flash+R and lost the game, and that is one of the immediate reasons why he cried toward the end. Since he is back at the center of attention once more, and he realizes that there’s only one foe to him – the one watching behind the media swarm.
RISE (ft. The Glitch Mob, Mako, and The Word Alive) – Worlds 2018
At the top we have Rise. “Reaching the peak takes more than skill. Only those with the ambition to RISE above all others will know its height.”
We follow the story of Ambition, who won Worlds 2017. It is shown in the cinematic that he went through a lot of hard work and difficulties, meeting up with the world’s best players League of Legends has to offer. (Perkz, Uzi, Faker). From it’s lyrics to it’s sound engineering, it moves you in a way that just hypes you up. I know a lot of players were pumped up listening to this song.
It’s a promotional/hype cinematic-like no other. Bringing history, feelings, pain, happiness in one go.