Riot Games announced the artist lineup for the Worlds 2022 opening ceremony. 


Worlds 2022 Opening Ceremony Features Lil Nas X, GOT7's Jackson Wang & More

Sadakshi Kalyan Ramun
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Riot Games announced the artist lineup for the Worlds 2022 opening ceremony.
While Lil Nas X will be performing Star Walkin, GOT7’s Jackson Wang will perform the global premiere of the theme song of the Empyrean skin line.

Riot Games announced the artist lineup for the Worlds 2022 opening ceremony on 5th November. It further confirmed that Lil Nas X will perform this year’s Worlds anthem “Star Walkin” at Chase Center in San Francisco during the ceremony which is set to commence around 5 pm PDT. The opening ceremony will set the tone for the final showdown between the two best League of Legends teams in the world and will feature a star-studded line-up of international artists who have contributed to the League of Legends universe this year.

Riot Games released a mock press release on Twitter and said, “URGENT MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT @LilNasX. Please welcome @JacksonWang852 to the League of Legends family. See you at the #Worlds2022 Opening Ceremony. November 5.

Stars performing at Worlds 2022 Opening Ceremony

The following are the international stars who will be performing at the Worlds 2022 opening ceremony at the Chase Center:

  • Lil Nas X

  • Jackson Wang

  • Louis Leibfried and Edda Hayes - 2WEI collective

Lil Nas X will perform Star Walkin and the ceremony will embody the “ONE & ONLY” experience that Riot Games has been pushing for this year. It added, “[Opening ceremony] will set a new bar for production, innovation, stagecraft, and sheer spectacle.

Notably, Riot Games’ collaboration with Lil Nas X also features a specially-designed skin, the "Prestige Empyrean K'Sante" skin, which is scheduled to release on 3rd November and is unlockable until 14th November. This skin will not be available for direct purchase, but earnable through playing League of Legends or Teamfight Tactics games during the Worlds 2022 in-game event.

Jackson Wang is a prominent K-pop singer, rapper, dancer, record producer, fashion designer, and music video director. He is a part of the boyband called GOT7. There was speculation that the artist would be performing at the opening ceremony after he tweeted, “Why worship legends when you are one of them. 💋#Worlds2022 #MAGICMAN,” on 25th October.

Commenting on this, the League of Legends official account asked, “What are you doing on November 5?

However, Riot Games put its fans out of the misery of waiting and confirmed that the K-pop star would be performing on-stage on 5th November. It said in a release, “Singer and record producer Jackson Wang will perform the live global premiere of ‘Fire to the Fuse,’ a collaboration between Wang and Riot Games Music that serves as the theme song for the new “League of Legends” Empyrean skin line.

At the start of the season, Riot Games released “The Call” as the cinematic for the year and it featured Louis Leibfried and Edda Hayes from the 2WEI collective. They will also be performing at the venue.

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Sadakshi has been a gamer throughout her life and has followed League of Legends since Season 3, immediately falling in love with the esports scene. Bringing in her print journalism experience, she focuses on content that is both informative and innovative. While her heart still remains with League, her love for competition has pushed her to explore other titles such as Valorant and Apex Legends.

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