The League of Legends Worlds 2023 witnessed an electrifying opening ceremony, headlined by the sensational K-pop group NEWJEANS. Their performance, a blend of music and visual spectacle, set an exhilarating tone for the event.
NEWJEANS’ Debut Performance Captivates Fans
NEWJEANS marked their debut at the LoL stage in Seoul’s Gocheok Sky Dome, performing their collaborative track with Riot Games, GODS. The song, an esports anthem for the season, narrates the journey of Worlds 2022 champion Kim “Deft” Hyuk-kyu. Composed by Sebastien Najand and Alex Seaver of Mako, GODS is a tribute to the highs of esports glory.
NEWJEANS’ Fierce Entrance at Worlds
The group’s entrance was nothing short of majestic, with each member — Danielle, Hanni, Haerin, Hyein, and Minji — showcasing their unique talents. Their performance, complemented by Divine Sword Irelia-inspired attire, captivated the esports audience. The live rendition of Gods was accompanied by a stunning dance routine, a first for the fans.
Epic AR Showdown and Grand Finale
The ceremony reached its climax with an augmented reality battle between Leona and Mordekaiser, ending in Leona’s triumph. NewJeans continued to mesmerize the crowd, dancing to the anthem’s instrumental, paving the way for the finals between T1 and Weibo Gaming.
T1’s Historic Victory at Worlds
In a remarkable display of skill, T1 emerged victorious at the League of Legends World Championship, securing their fourth title by defeating Weibo Gaming 3-0. Their journey to the final was marked by decisive victories over top Chinese teams, showcasing their dominance in the tournament.
T1’s Dominance Leads to Fourth Title
T1’s victory, especially in their home country of South Korea, was a moment of pride and celebration. Their win not only adds another trophy to their collection but also marks a significant comeback since their last win in 2016. With this victory, T1 cemented its legacy in the League of Legends esports history.