Riot Games uses AR imagery to kick off League of Legends 2018 World Finals

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Riot Games is bringing augmented reality to its big League of Legends 2018 World Finals Opening Ceremony to entertain fans in a big stadium.

In the AR demo, the in-game band K/DA will deliver a debut performance onstage (yep, they’re real!) of their pop song POP/STARS through the use of augmented reality technology, alongside folks such as Madison Beer, Miyeon and Soyeon of (G)I-DLE, and Jaira Burns.

K/DA is comprised of League of Legends champions (left to right in picture above) Akali, Ahri, Kai’Sa, and Evelynn. While the look and champions for the K/DA skin line have already been previously announced — the existence of a new original song, collaboration with Madison Beer, (G)I-DLE, and Jaira Burns, and live augmented reality performance for the League of Legends 2018 World Finals Opening Ceremony will be a complete surprise to audiences attending the finals and watching worldwide.

Above: Last year’s AR dragon at League of Legends World Finals.

Image Credit: Riot Games

The League of Legends World Finals is the most-watched esport event in the world. Riot’s sponsor Mastercard will be presenting the Opening Ceremony for the League of Legends 2018 World Finals. The ceremony begins at 12:30 a.m. Pacific on November 3, and is being broadcast live from the Incheon Munhak Stadium in Incheon, South Korea.

As of now all that players know is that the K/DA skin line exists. They do not know that this in game “band” is coming out with a song, and they do not know that the band will be performing live through augmented reality technology at the World Finals Opening Ceremony.

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This is augmented reality tech utilized as part of a live broadcast on a scale not seen before, and is the next step in augmented reality technology from the augmented elder dragon that appeared at the opening ceremony last year.

Source: VentureBeat

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