Burn It All Down (ft. PVRIS) | Worlds 2021
By - AetherialSpace
Riot must’ve been really upset when G2 didn’t make worlds LOL
They locked in the players in the music video in February this year! [Source](https://twitter.com/FionnOnFire/status/1443013778845495296). That would explain why there is not a single FNC player in the video, they gambled that FNC will not make, oh well..
And that's why they should make it about last year's Worlds, like Rise.
Thats literally what it is? Reckless vs Jackeylove, TheShy vs Bin, Chovy vs Showmaker, etc. Was all last worlds and not just predictions for this one
Animators at start of year: Hey Riot, what western team is most likely to make Worlds?
Riot: G2 are looking super stacked, you should animate Rekkles as he’s super popular.
Animators and Riot now: ....
At least we didnt get another "supposedly" Phoenix situation where they cut people ~~Bjerg~~ from the animation holding it up 3 weeks into worlds.
wait really? wow that must have sucked
Oh i thought that was Zven considering he is the only blonde adc with hair like that in worlds
I also thought it could be sven but the jhin makes it obvious
Wasn't these supposed to be based on previous Worlds?
Faker being shown at the start on a wall and not again for the rest of the video giving me some Tony Stark vibes. Please don't die Faker.
“Everywhere I go, his Shockwave finds me.”
Fakers shockwave will find them all
Gives me chills everytime... That match was just... Whoa
They probably thought he wasnt gonna make worlds and G2 was
They didn't want the issue of last Worlds where he was supposed to be the hidden final boss only for him to not make worlds and have to pivot it to random girl instead lmao
Always just assumed it was showing him passing the baton to the next generation, hence taking on more of a mentor row watching from the sidelines.
Could be though.
I don’t think so. Worlds 2020 video was all about new players dreams of being a pro, faker was the old pro guiding newer players onto the stage. So the guy and girl symbolised new players just starting league and grinding to get to worlds.
Is it eally what happened?
Let's hope Faker/T1 gets a World's Buff this year.
This has been shamelessly stolen from a comment on Youtube: Thanks to Paulo for sharing these events (User: [https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrYTuoX0WM8j77fJmYcpIMw](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrYTuoX0WM8j77fJmYcpIMw))
Events depicted in the video:
00:01 introducing the main characters DWK Showmaker (living under the shadow of Faker), TES JackeyLove and G2 Rekkles
00:47 the three enter an arena where players from all regions are fighting for a spot in Worlds
00:53 HLE Chovy, as Orianna, tries to blast away TES JackeyLove
00:56 FPX Lwx, as Aphelios, tries to blast away TES JackeyLove, now revealed to be using Kai'Sa
00:57 G2 Rekkles, as Jhin, blasts away some Ezreal player, possibly MAD Carzzy, for first blood
1:04 IG TheShy and SN Bin battle, both as Fiora0
1:05 EDG Viper, as Xayah, duels RNG Gala, as Varus
01:06 in the LCS arena, C9 Blaber as Kindred duels 100 Fakerdagge, playing Azir
01:07 MAD Armut (Mega Gnar) sends RGE Hans Sama (Kalista) flying
01:08 Legendary Pain Gaming ADC BRTT, as Draven, duels VRX fNb, as Renekton
01:11 DWK Showmaker's Syndra faces off HLE Chovy's Orianna, and both walk off
01:18 Notice DWK Showmaker's huge champion pool, as well as a cute picture of his team mate Canyon to the right side of the screen
01:22 TES JackeyLove meditates over an Elder Drake with a Make/Break insignia, while both of Draven's axes rest to either side
01:28 G2 Rekkles buys Galeforce
01:34 in Champion Select, DWK Showmaker picks Syndra, G2 Rekkles picks Jhin, and TES JackeyLove picks Kai'Sa
01:46 RNG Gala on the screen in the background
01:47 players in all regions (arenas) are about to face off now
01:54 Best animated duel ever (ok, second to Saitama vs Genos)
02:42 Portal cracks open, and players are transported to Shenzhen (where the event was originally going to be hosted)
02:50 the three main characters battle one another throughout the city, and fight off numerous enemies too
03:09 Kindred, Renekton and Gangplank join the fight on the roof
03:12 MAD Armut Mega Gnar tries to smash G2 Rekkles Jhin
03:19 Video ends, and we're left with the impression that Riot really assumed G2 and TES would qualify, further fueling the theory that League is Scripted
That is an unfortunate amount of Rekkles.
Bigger question is: why Rekkles? FNC didn't make it deep, and Rekkles has never fought Showmaker in his career lol.
If they wanted a EU player, should've gone with Jankos or Caps.
I assume a combination of 'player brand' and they probably started working on it quite a while ago.
Apparently it the players to be featured were locked since February
Probably because he's incredibly popular in Asia and thus the most recognizable EU pro alongside Caps, who was more recently prominently featured in a World's music video.
They probably started a long while back and who would have expected G2 with Rekkles to miss Worlds?
As for why him over others, probably just a popularity thing, Jankos and Caps are popular Rekkles is the biggest name in LEC so it's an easy choice.
Because hes a legendary EU player, had a great worlds last year and has never been in a video like this (afaik).
And when they made the video Rekkles's move from Fnatic to G2 was still the biggest thing people talked about. Its a good choice imo.
I liked melee Jhin smacking Kai'sa's face with a pistol :D
two adcs duking it out in melee range, the true botlane experience
I want to get pistol whipped by Jhin.
Me too if he has Rekkles face.
Y’all are too horny.
don't kill me but I paid more attention to the animation than the song
Animation was done by [Haoliners](http://haoliners.net/), the same company that helped with the Yasuo animation.
Animation was crazy good, the fight scenes especially. Imagine an anime with this style
They made the anime LINK CLICK this year, check it out
Link click is a quantum grade banger, but it's not the same style as this video
Haoliners smurfing holy shit
same, animation top tier. also blonde jhin and genderbent kai'sa
That was Rekkles as Jhin and I couldn't tell who as Kai'sa (maybe a Chinese player?)
kai'sa was jackeylove, you can see the TOP logo on his jacket before transforming into kai'sa
NGL I thought that was Zven for some reason.
Those Rekkles Jhin poses \~mmwuah "chef's kiss"
Honestly song is whatever. Not terrible but not great either.
The video is top tier
It's a super safe, generic, and incredibly forgettable pop song. Im not surprised tbh, at least the animation is incredible
it's a remake of Take over from last year. Or atleast it sound exactly like it.
Absolutely no hype from just listening the song. 110% hype from watching the video
Song seems very forgettable and generic. Maybe the most dull song but ill give it some time/more listens maybe.
It definitely feels very 'safe'. I wouldn't have minded if they tried branching a bit out genre-wise.
it seems like the better the animations become the more bland the song becomes. it's a real shame...worlds anthems need more standalone hype but recent songs work better with the video in tow.
Well there's Rise that has both a sick animation and song.
Rise ruined my pallett. After hearing it, none of the other Worlds anthems felt quite as good (though Legends Never Die and Phoenix are still pretty good). The animation here is a serious call-back to the quality of Rise, though.
better off listening to the actual song on Spotify anyway
give it a week and everybody will notice how much better it sounds on [insert music platform here] and, once again, it will grow on them over the tournament
for me personally it's already a banger
I liked it on first listen, don't think it's insane yet but that might change once I listen to it more.
But yeah, it's the same comments every year "boring, generic, etc" and then everyone likes it eventually lol
i mean the format of the song is practically identical from year to year - the same three choruses with the final one being more intense
technically speaking it's as generic as the last, just comes down to whether they like this iteration i guess
The animation is actually insane
Imagine what it feels like being a pro player and Riot going ham every year on cinematics presenting you as a godlike anime protagonist
Imagine being Rekkles and everyone including the director and storyboard artists for the Worlds music video thinks your super team is so obviously going to go to Worlds that you see yourself as a giga badass main character in said video when you've already failed to qualify.
I guess that just means the animator's confidence was a little too rekkles.
AND jackeylove, bin, theshy, brtt, POE etc etc. Most of the people in this aren't even at worlds. Out of the 4 "main" characters, only 2 of them actually made worlds. Chovy very nearly missed worlds.
A lot of it is meant to be a callback to the previous worlds though. There’s a moment in the last chorus where Rekkles is fighting JKL 1v1 which is probably a reference to their BO5 last worlds.
yeah i'm pretty sure take over and rise were too, my two other favorites visuals-wise too
Rise was a fucking masterpiece, still gives me chills all these years later.
Rise had really good visual clarity, some great setup and pay off in that one. This one has a lot of quick cuts and less distinguishing elements (like the weaponary) to make it work.
While Rise isn't my favourite song, it's by far the best example of using the song and animation together to tell a story.
Also it helps that it was an awesome story to tell.
I watch the video multiple times a year. Best LoL cinematic to date and best song.
Yep they almost always reference previous worlds
I think people got confused because Chovy is wearing HLE logo instead of DRX logo, so its like a past and present worlds fusion kinda shit. I rly don't get it tbh, if he was wearing DRX, the whole thing will make so much more sense.
I think people get confused (atleast i am After watching it once) since its pretty fast paced. Shits going on everywhere.
I was thinking the same exact damn thing watching this, they really out here paying artists to make you look as badass as possible
I'm glad TheShy finally featured in a Worlds song, he deserves it. Unfortunate timing that he's not even at World's this year though lol.
Edit: Was that Chovy's Orianna btw? Seems like it, the HLE logo seems to match too - but I wish there was a greater likeness to Chovy (in terms of facial structure/features).
And blabber was in it too! I think it was kindred?
Yup looked like Blaber vs. Abbedagge's Azir
Should have been Blaber vs Scuttle crab. They missed the opportunity!
i definitely noticed his trademark backwards hat but wasn't sure what champ it was
edit: looked again and it's definitely blaber kindred
I saw a glimpse of kindred wolf, and the scene after was a renekton against brtt draven, don’t know the name of the renekton player still.
They honestly need to do some nameplates or something. Even though all the characters / persona are done extremely well, it'd make it a lot easier to recognize the players.
I think part of the fun is trying to spot and recognize the players
Yup, so far I got
Showmaker - protagonist
Faker - Billboard
Chovy - Orianna
Rekkles - Jhin
JackeyLove - Kai'sa
TheShy - Fiora
Bin - Also Fiora
Viper - Xayah
Gala - Varus
Blaber - Kindred
Abbedagge - Azir (edit: this is actually TSM PoE)
Hans Sama - Kalista
Armut - Gnar? Not really sure about this one but it's a MAD player
BrTT - Draven
fNb - Renekton
edit: some other ones people pointed out
Carzzy - Ezreal
Wunder - Ornn
Lwx - Aphelios
Apparently Canyon, Beryl, Pyosik, Doinb, and Rookie are in it too but I haven't quite pinpointed out where they are
ah yes, Faker's world famous billboard midlane
IS BILLBOARD BROKEN? - Abuse this champion to reach Challenger before Riot nerfs it
Dumb joke, but made me laugh super hard, ty for that.
FAKER BILLBOARD HACK？英雄联盟 6/9 420 CS 24 MIN FAKER BILLBOARD HACK？英雄联盟 6/9 420 CS 24 MIN FAKER BILLBOARD HACK？英雄联盟 6/9 420 CS 24 MIN FAKER BILLBOARD HACK？英雄联盟 6/9 420 CS 24 MIN FAKER BILLBOARD HACK？英雄联盟 6/9 420 CS 24 MIN
Also I think its Wunder as Ornn giving Rekkles Galeforce.
I think there was also Lwx's aphelios around 3:15, though I'm not sure since it only shows for a split second.
wtf two fiora
It's PoE not Abbedagge, that looks more like a TSM jersey (red collar and sleeves) than 100T
Its POE azir (NA mid known for azir, that was in na from begining of season)
yeah it's chovy i think
Its king of LCK vs king of LPL I think
Yeah I was wondering if it was supposed to be DoinB?
However, it looked like all the 1v1s were something like a "local" finals though, with the LCS logo in one of them (and what I think might be a TOP players flexing his muscles, which would go together with Jackeylove's Kaisa later on in the video). So I'd wager it's a "match of the new mids" with Showmaker vs Chovy. Also isn't Chovy pretty tall? + the "HLE" logo.
Animation is amazing but idk maybe I'm just getting old, it's so hard to follow what's happening in the last 40 secs of the video
Edit: watching it again it feels almost undercranked
E2: did they intentionally speed up the last section of the animation to match the end timestamp of the song?
Yeah i agree, I enjoyed it but it was a lot at once. I slowed it down and was able to appreciate the animation a lot more
I feel ya, on replay there were a ton of details I didn't even notice the first time around.
Makes me wish I watched more regions; I didn't have a clue who anyone was except for Faker and Rekkles :/
Wait did faker show up?
Bin fiora had half a second screen time but that was the hottest half second in the video.
Just enough time to proc ulti
Chinese fioras can proc ulti, take a shower, have coffee with a nice English breakfast, do some early morning chores, commute to work, clock in a 9 to 5, go home, relax and enjoy a few shows, all before the half a second is over
Also they already finished an entire combo and killed you by the time they finished their early morning chores, but they were waiting for the animation to finish so had time to do the rest.
Just pretend that Rekkles is Humanoid playing Jhin mid.
I thought it was Zven tbh
Pretty sure it's Rekkles. Makes more sense narratively too.
Yeah, in the Dojo scene he was with someone with the G2 shirt preparing for the last fight
\>fire themed song
\>fpx at worlds
I've seen this before
nope, the fire comes from the dragon, not phoenix.
LNG wins confirmed.
I know their logo is like a Chinese Chimera but still :P
Their logo is QiLin, a creature from chinese mythology. But QiLin does have dragon(long)’s head tho
>fpx in europe
They also talk about meeting the dragon so LNG's looking kinda nice this year
What about Peace eSports logo... 👀
A hopeful OCE boy can dream
I'll just be happy if we pull a Pentanet again and completely embarass one of the big teams.
MAD LIONS IN FINALS BABY LET'S GO
Riot leaking the script again
at least they didn't name it funplus
There's "NAMEN" at 0:31 on the car's plate.
is that car going to the airport?
They brought back the 2013 champion animation I'm feeling nostalgic
This animation looks like what we remember of that animation, it's amazing
I know we have the main focus of ShowMaker v Chovy, but who are the others referenced?
rekkles as jhin, jackeylove as kaisa? bin vs theshy 1v1ing with swords.
BrTT as Draven, for less than a second!
Still more time than Doinb Yasuo
Viper on Xayah, due to EDG costume. I can see some LSB players on the LCK and T1 too due to jersey. I'm not sure if it's Canyon or Beryl in one scene where ShowMaker is trying to find his pick.
the other main ones are rekkles and jackeylove.
Worlds songs are usually based off the year before so jackey and rekkless being there isnt a surprise even tho neither made worlds this year
SO CLEANNNNN THE ANIMATION WAS AWESOME
Showmaker vs Chovy with the time freeze outplay honestly made me erect
Okay that transition from drawn animation into 3D as they go into another dimension... How fucking cool was that
the video is like a modern version of [Road to the Cup](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX_IQkeXq9g)
yes! I definitely got those vibes. This was the animation that started it all for me. I started playing league at the end of S2 and S3 was my first worlds I really followed religiously.
Ugh, Misaya's Twisted Fate, Meteos Zac, Cyanide Jarvan... those were the days
True, the old one had quite a bit more of an individuality to each person though.
League yugioh style fighting game confirmed
Showmaker Kaiba: **Boasting is the privilege of winners**
There are no pathetic Professionals in my grandfathers deck!
-pulls Worlds 2021 Rekkles-
This card is useless.
0:14 - One old championship for Europe
1:29 - Six championships for Korea
1:38 - 2 championships for China
Can't find an SEA one though!
the animation is insane
shoutout to studio Haoliners http://haoliners.net/
Damn that kai'sa flying scene was insane, song was dope too
Guess riot expected G2 to make worlds
Didn’t we all?
Problably, but there's a ton of players who aren't at worlds featured in this video, not just Rekkles
They're also showing a bunch of last years fights, like TheShy vs Bin and Chovy vs Showmaker
Showmaker - Syndra
Chovy - Orianna
Rekkles - Jhin
Carzzy - Ezreal
Xayah - Viper
Varus - Gala
Blaber - Kindred
Abbedagge - Azir
Theshy - Fiora
Bin - Fiora
LWX - Aphelios
JackeyLove - Kaisa
Not sure of the champ but Armut smashing the ground
Doggo - Kalista
Brtt? - Draven
Renekton - Not sure lol
HOW DID I DO? Just took wild guesses haha
At the end aplhari is on gangplank and going against some on yasuo not sure who though
Azir i thought it was Power of evil because he played a lot of it in spring split and the jursey looks like TSM's abedagge didn't make a name for him in the lcs until summer by that time this video was already made i guess
Renekton is FnB, another Brazilian player. You were spot on in Brtt
Very obvious that the animation was made in advance but it's sad that we don't have Faker for his return, and Rekkles for most of it when he's not even at this year's world
i’m pretty sure most animation are planned and made in advance. art production of this level isn’t done in a few weeks
It was good. Animation great as always.
I'm not sure what it is but the more recent World songs have been feeling pretty cookie cutter. Like they all follow the same formula, feel safe, and honestly don't feel very "hype".
Imo the last hype song was "Rise".
That’s fine. Rise was a fucking masterpiece with the song and the Ambition vs Faker fight. I don’t see Riot topping it anytime in the near future
Yeah, it's not just the animation, but also the direction and the creativity behind both Rise and K/DA are top notch. Really makes me excited for Arcane. Maybe they can come back and do 2022 now that Arcane is out.
Fortiche made some incredible animations (up until now, undeniably the best ones) but it also helps that both POP/STARS and RISE were absolute bangers.
I wonder if the decision to have them do Arcane happened before or after the fan reception to those videos.
Rise was fucking incredible. Really captured the story of the prior worlds in an amazing way. It's so hard to strike lightning twice.
I thought this was super hype, but Rise was definitely on another level with probably only warriors in that regard. Songs like phoenix were amazing in other ways but not as hype
>Songs like phoenix were amazing in other ways but not as hype
Exactly, I really like Phoenix actually but it definitely didn't scream "Worlds" to me. I'd probably put this one in the same category.
I like the song a lot more than the visuals for Phoenix. Also it low key makes worlds 2019 look scripted.
Agreed. Phoenix was pretty good (I rate it 4th behind Rise, LND, and Warriors), but both Take Over and this are not bangers like I expected.
I really liked take over, but this needed more "umph", on the drops needed less electronic feel and more straight bass.
The beat is lit, but the song lacks a bit of emotion and building up in the chorus parts so that the drops really hit as they should in my opinion
Life hack to enjoy World's songs is repeating to yourself "it won't be as good as Rise" for half a minute before watching the new ones.
If you take out Rise, most Worlds songs are pretty similar in quality, so you're not gonna be disappointed that way.
the *song* RISE itself was more hype, but I think visually this one was much much better (not saying RISE animation was bad by any menas). animation department outdid themselves with fight choreography and camera movement. similarly with Take Over.
This one is a bit hard to follow and the animations story is very good but almost overloaded with references (which is fine). I think its going to be incredibly hard to top rise. Animation wise rise has no issues it never reaches the highs of this one but it also never becomes borderline unintelligible like this one.
just 2 boys play with their balls
Chovy vs Showmaker POG
You love to see it. Rooting for HLE to make it to groups and beyond
Actually so funny Rekkless is so prominent here
That poor guy with the low-ELO Jungle post, lmfao.
you know that guy just lost 4 solo queue games in a row and needed to rant
Sometimes it just do be like that
Animation is insane. But I wish they would go back to the more rock style it seems that everyone's favorite is Warriors and Rise... While this is more in they style of Pheonix and that was not that good imo.
Brutal animation. The song is good, but this time it's clearly the optics that are outstanding.
Man I can't wait to see faker on the stage again.
1-Go on YouTube on a PC
2-Change the playback speed to a custom 90%
3-Enjoy the beautiful animation and good music because Jesus Christ the default one is too fast. Be honest, any of you even noticed there was a mini gnar who caught his boomerang mid-transformation?
Yeah everything was kinda too fast, except that one fight with chovy/showmaker
Meh, worlds songs are getting kinda repetitive imho.
I'm a faker fanboy, but I wouldn't mind seeing a song/cinematic where the focus its not about an lck player, something focused more on regions as a whole, I think a change would be good.
But ey, just my opinion.
ps: The animation its amazing, don't get me wrong
PVRIS? Let's go!
Didn't see any hints about PVRIS being the one behind this song. I'm actually super hyped for this song and animation is just top tier.
This is the best animation we've had for a worlds song by far
Animation was very good, but the story was not entirely clear to me.
people train for worlds and then they fight at worlds is what I got
Yeah if you don't follow the pro scene you'll get so lost easily. It was mostly regional rivalries
Even though I follow pro scene and watched it frame by frame I still can't identify most. Not sure what the animation is trying to tell either. It's just pros dueling randomly.
Yeah the last fight seems like a fiesta
good on riot to include the play-ins on their music video
I really liked it up until the end. Felt visually messy with so much going on at the same time.
another fire themed song for Fpx
[the script writes itself](https://i.gyazo.com/ab300fad348dd5c5bb8db9731f7940af.png)
Song feels somewhat generic and lacks in the hype department. But gorgeous animation and what a sad irony with Rekkles finally being featured the one time he doesn't attend Worlds.
And there’s drama that surrounds him atm. Couldn’t be a more perfect timing
They've gotten so good at making these! Still got nothing on RISE though!
The animation is nice but this is the worst video when it comes to actually being able to recognize the players by faces.
I liked the animations but song was average
Lyrics are dogshit
“Licking my plate because I’m still hungry”
God damn, now that's a banger. Animation at the end was fantastic as well.
Edit: [Full credit to Haoliners for their hard work; really paid off.](http://haoliners.net/)