What’s better than a holographic Tupac? Holograms of rappers who are actually still alive and can consent to their images being used, you bunch of mercenary ghouls.
The League Of Legends worlds in Paris on Sunday night opened with a massive pre-show, culminating in the super-dramatic unveiling of a championship trophy that makes the Triwizard Cup look like your chipped office mugs.
But the centrepiece of the stage show was the first live appearance from True Damage, Riot’s latest in-game supergroup, which features champions Akali (her second musical project in the game), Yasuo, Senna, Ekko, and Qiyana.
Walking Escher stairs, getting caught in tornados, and just looking fierce at the centre of Louis Vuitton-patterned orbs, the massive digital avatars stole the show from the real-life stars playing them beneath a massive, cleverly disguised set of screens. (That would be Becky G, Hustlers star Keke Palmer, Duckwrth, (G)I-dle’s rapper Soyeon, and Thutmose.)
Take note, Paris 2024 Olympic Committee — your own opening ceremony needs to be at least this epic, and preferably also only 13 minutes long.