Riot Games Names Lil Nas X Its New 'League of Legends' President

Ahead of the 2022 League World Championship, Riot Games has now announced Lil Nas X as its new League of Legends President. According to Riot Games, the beloved artist will be “responsible for creating explosive musical moments, an ingenious League champion skin, and a spectacular live Worlds performance.”

“I felt like it was time for me to try something new. I’ve left my mark on pop culture in so many ways, and now it’s time to take on the world of gaming. I will be the greatest President of League of Legends, of all time. Also, I’m going to make the best Worlds anthem of all time and put on the biggest, coolest, sexiest Worlds in the history of all Worlds!” said Lil Nas X. “‘STAR WALKIN’ is the only song anyone is allowed to listen to from now on. Swag fr!”

As his first order of business as President, Lil Nas X will be kicking off Worlds this year by performing musical anthem “STAR WALKIN,” at the annual event’s Worlds Opening Ceremony presented by Mastercard, September 29. “STAR WALKIN” will officially premiere September 23 ahead of the 2022 League World Championship.

New League of Legends champion K’Sante the Pride of Nazumah will also be receiving a first-of-its-kind, co-designed Prestige skin, November 3 and unlockable until November 14. Dubbed the “Prestige Empyrean K’Sante” skin, the in-game cosmetic upgrade by Riot Games and Lil Nas X can only be unlocked by playing League of Legends or Teamfight Tactics earning 2,000 Worlds 2022 tokens.

“Lil Nas X is the most electrifying name in music, so when he showed up at our headquarters and told us that he wanted to be President of League and join us throughout Worlds, we of course said ‘yes’,” said Naz Aletaha, Global Head of League Esports for Riot Games. “We’ve all been blown away by his vision, passion, and undeniable style, and we can’t wait to see what he brings to the Worlds stage in San Francisco this November.”

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