Riot Games has officially revealed the name and members of their newest music group. True Damage is set to take the World Championship stage by storm with their “genre-defining,” performance. It’s likely that a music video will be released by the group in the near future, similarly to the release of the K/DA skin line.
Aesthetically, this skin line seems to be very hip-hop-inspired, in contrast to the strong K-pop influence of the K/DA design. What is less clear is the type of sound that the group is going for. Fans and players of League of Legends, in general, are likely thrilled at this next line of music-themed skins. However, dedicated fans of Riot Music are perhaps even more excited to hear what this new band will sound like!
Using the visual design of the skins, and other details, it is possible to make some educated guesses. That said, it is key to get a good look at the skins themselves. Here are the members of True Damage.
First up: Ekko! This wayward kid from the streets of Zaun seems like a perfect fit for Riot’s new music group. Here, you can already see the hip-hop influence with those flashy shoes and sizeable headphones. Ekko is looking more pumped up than ever before in this splash art.
Next up is Yasuo. The samurai is truly seen in a new light here. Several lights, in fact. Due to the focus on Yasuo’s DJ rig in this splash art, it can be inferred that he is more of an electronic artist. Therefore, it is highly likely that there will be strong EDM elements to whatever music True Damage puts out.
Thirdly, League‘s newest champion, Senna, is taking the stage! In fiction, Senna is the newest member of True Damage. Once again, hip-hop influence can be seen in the combination of a bare midriff with large pants and two crossed belts. There also seems to be a massive speaker in the centerpiece of Senna’s relic cannon, once again hinting that electronic element.
Arguably most noteworthy: Akali. This girl got her claim to fame as a member of K/DA. Consequently, this raises some questions about the fiction of the band. Is this where Akali leaves K/DA? What role does she play in True Damage? One thing is certain: she looks awesome, and certainly fits the hip-hop aesthetic!
Finally, another one of League‘s more recently-developed champions, Qiyana, is also joining True Damage. And she is looking like an absolute star. Aesthetically, Qiyana’s skin manages to merge pop and hip-hop inspirations. Her combination of stellar bling and flamboyant colors draws from both of these wells. Also, Qiyana won the prestige edition skin lottery. And this one looks immaculate! Here it is:
What do you think of League of Legends‘ newest band? Do the skins look as beautiful as you hoped? And what sort of sound do you think this band is going for?
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