New video from League of Legends hip-hop group True Damage already has 3 million views

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Last year's League of Legends World Championship featured the debut of the song Pop/Stars by virtual K-pop act K/DA (opens in new tab), and this year it's time for imaginary videogame hip-hop crew True Damage to have their turn, with a song and accompanying video/advertisement for new in-game skins called Giants.

According to Riot, "Formed by K/DA’s rapper Akali (Soyeon of (G)I-dle), True Damage is a virtual hip-hop group that fuses the raw vocal talents of Ekko (Thutmose, Duckwrth), Senna (Keke Palmer), and Qiyana (Becky G) with Yasuo’s cutting-edge production." The musicians and their digital apparitions performed together in augmented reality at the opening of the 2019 World Championships (opens in new tab), at the same time as the animated video debuted on YouTube. 

It already has well over three million views, and our Gorillaz/Hatsune Miku/NG Resonance future is one step closer to being realized.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games (opens in new tab). He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun (opens in new tab), The Big Issue, GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Zam (opens in new tab), Glixel (opens in new tab), Five Out of Ten Magazine (opens in new tab), and Playboy.com (opens in new tab), whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.