League of Legends World Championships gets its very own montage video

Back in 1976, Sylvester Stallone ran around Philadelphia in gross, grungy sweats while horns and a funky guitar, punctuated by cheesy lyrics, blared in the background. Now, with the knockout stage of the 2017 World Championships about to get underway, League of Legends has been given the same treatment. 

The song, Legends Never Die, is performed by Against the Current, an American pop band that's apparently big on YouTube. It was originally released in September, but the video was only put out today—and if '80s action movies have taught us anything, it's that a montage without video is just a not-very-good song. 

The 2017 League of Legends World Championship knockout stage quarter-finals gets underway tomorrow with the following best-of-five matchups

  • October 19: Longzhu Gaming v. Samsung Galaxy
  • October 20: SK telecom T1 v. Misfits Gaming
  • October 21: Royal Never Give Up v. Fnatic
  • October 22: Team WE v. Cloud9

You want lyrics? I've got lyrics.

Legends Never Die when the world is calling you
Can you hear them screaming out your name?
Legends Never Die they become a part of you
Every time you bleed for reaching greatness
Relentless you survive

They never lose hope when everything's cold and the fighting's near
It's deep in their bones they’ll run into smoke when the fire is fierce
'Oh pick yourself up, ‘cause

Legends Never Die when the world is calling you
Can you hear them screaming out your name?
Legends Never Die they become a part of you
Every time you bleed for reaching greatness
Legends Never Die

They're written down in eternity
But you'll never see the price it costs, the scars collected all their lives

When everything’s lost, they pick up their hearts and avenge defeat
Before it all starts, they suffer through harm just to touch a dream
'Oh pick yourself up, ‘cause

Legends Never Die when the world is calling you
Can you hear them screaming out your name?
Legends Never Die they become a part of you
Every time you bleed for reaching greatness
Legends Never Die   

And now, let's watch the classic.