On the eve of the League of Legends World Championship, Riot Games has just released a new trailer which pays tribute to some of this seasons most impactful esport heroes. Unlike other traditional trailers of this sort, which usually feature action shots of the players in tournaments or having a staring content with a camera while posing menacingly; Riot’s new trailer takes a different approach. A distinctively anime approach:

If the trailer looks a little “The Last Airbender”, it’s because Riot enlisted the help of StudioMir, one of the studios responsible for the series animation. Admittedly, Airbending looks less silly compared to Esports players performing martial arts maneuvers with giant mantis arms, though I did particularly enjoy the Gragas ballet.

League of Legend’s World Championship is set to begin tomorrow at 8pm PDT between SK Telecom T1 and Royal Club. You can watch it all play out Live on Riot’s official Esports site.

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  1. Lercus on October 9, 2013

    Until you achieved level 30 summoner, (played like a 100 or so games), maybe played with friends , YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED to give opinion on this game simply because you dont know the f*ck you are talking about.

    On topic now
    Trailer was as expected. Well thought upon and enjoyable. Love the comparison of Scarra and Alex not to mention the others.

    • beaner on October 9, 2013

      I had 1 lvl 30 account and had over 1k games in season 2 and another lvl 20 something account and now i hate this game because of all the stupid kids raging every games especially in ranked and the game gets boring when you waste 40 minutes of your time in a losing game because your team keeps raging at each other.

      • Lercus on October 9, 2013

        And you get all this for free 😀
        and Agreed on certain part of the community but that doesnt make the game bad but the players themselves.

        Was expecting more of a constructive criticism of the game like
        1. maybe repetitiveness
        2. or not so big of a challenge
        3. server side complaints
        4. something something

        and its all good. us gamers create the game experience wise in a certain percentage.

  2. ruff on October 7, 2013

    WOT got more players then LOL …. LOL!!

  3. Masterful on October 6, 2013

    if riot made an anime, id watch it

  4. HiKoUdO on October 5, 2013


  5. Rapturekeppy on October 5, 2013

    I hate LoL but this trailers pretty cool, thanks for posting this

  6. Cody on October 4, 2013

    Leagues is ok honestly i dont care much for it. Just because its the number one game doesnt mean im going to follow all the other geese who like it just for the reason of it being number one. Smite on the other hand is new and has room to blossom.

  7. john on October 4, 2013

    LoL is a total joke, the game is horrible, but i have to admit this trailer looks amazing.

    • Chris on October 4, 2013

      Its a joke that everyone likes but you. GTFO

  8. Raven on October 4, 2013

    hahaha dat annie hahaha

  9. uhh on October 4, 2013

    cause we can … lol sux ballz

  10. altamex on October 3, 2013

    no one came here because of the game. its was posted here on mmobomb because the trailer it self is impressive. nothing boring is posted on mmobomb, well unless your not a nerd for anime/games like me. snork snork 😀

  11. nexthazard on October 3, 2013

    LOL there all dudes xD

  12. Aramant on October 3, 2013

    Cool trailer but still can not care about league…

    • Karnaij on October 3, 2013

      You do realize league was the #1 watch sport last year… and is the one of the top played games.. are you that slow? lmfao

      • Mystika on October 3, 2013

        That doesn’t mean anything. Just because a game is #1 in certain things doesn’t mean everyone must play/watch/care about it.

      • Ximberto on October 3, 2013

        So damned ignorant.

      • xcr00k3dx on October 3, 2013

        This may come as a shock to you, but not everyone likes League of Legends. I, for one, do not like the game at all and just came to watch the trailer (as it sounded intriguing).
        Just because it was the #1 watched e-sport, and that it is one of the top played games doesn’t mean that people will instantly care about the game.

      • Zombie on October 4, 2013

        Am I the only one left on this planet that finds calling a video game a “Sport” is about the most stupid thing you can possibly do…

        • david on October 4, 2013

          why? at the end of the day its just people playing games, i find sports/esports no different from eachother just people playing a game and getting paid for it.

        • Seth on October 5, 2013

          Do you consider chess a sport?
          If you do, then think of any e-sport like that. Mental competition man.

      • Jean Luc Piccard on October 7, 2013

        Just like football/soccer, but that shit is boring to. LoL is cringeworthy to watch and it still isn’t a sport.

    • Minh on October 3, 2013

      So why are you here?

  13. Sashyoro on October 3, 2013

    Someone fed that Ez to mutch ,look at that CD reduction D:

  14. Hado123 on October 3, 2013

    ok that was freakin awesome

  15. Jaeger on October 3, 2013

    Epic treiler

  16. MReillyM on October 3, 2013

    Oh yeah def gonna be watching this

    p.s. Mounted