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Pentakill to perform at MSS grand finals in Los Angeles opening ceremony

Pentakill will preview its upcoming album at the Mid Season showdown opening ceremony in Los Angeles.

A familiar name for League of Legends fans, Pentakill will return to the stage on Sunday. The League of Legends heavy metal band will perform an exclusive preview of their upcoming song in the 2021 Mid-Season Showdown Finals opening ceremony. The event will also kick off a global collaboration with Jackson, the makers of the iconic customized guitars.

Pentakill to showcase their upcoming track

”Pentakill will offer a sneak peek of their upcoming track at the Mid-Season Showdown Opening Ceremonies Presented by Mastercard and kick off a global collaboration with Jackson®, makers of the metal guitars and shred machines.”

This event will be Pentakill’s first performance after their 2017 chart-topping album “II: Grasp of the Undying”. Pentakill’s upcoming song preview is reimagined specifically for the opening ceremony and will be broadcast to fans with a few surprises. The album will launch later in the year and fans can expect up to ten songs in the album. 

Pentakill - A Riot Games metal band

Pentakill is a fictional metal band created by Riot Games in 2014. The band breached the Billboard Top 40 and reach No 1 in the iTunes metal chart in 2017, despite not actually being a physical band. The bulk of Pentakill’s songs are composed by Riot Games’ in-house composers. 

“I think it’s entirely insanity as opposed to any sort of brilliance on our part. When you think of a warlock like Karthus as a metal lead singer or a berserker Viking like Olaf as a drummer, it all just seemed to make sense to us. We obviously had high hopes for this, but it’s not exactly territory we knew well when we began. We’re dying to see how the reception to the album pans out.”

Viranda Tantula, a product manager at Riot Games to TheGuardian

Norwegian Jorn Lande is the lead vocalist for Pentakill and will perform live on Sunday. The MSS Grand finals opening ceremony will take place at the Los Angeles Greek Theater without an audience.

For the health and safety of our players, staff, and local residents, the Finals event will not have an audience. we’ll be following strict COVID-19 protocols including testing before arrival and separation on-site for our finalist teams.

The LA Greek Theatre.

Jackson joins LCS as first guitar partner

The guitar company will be the first guitar partner of the LCS. The Jackson guitar is popular for its high-quality, customized guitars. Several high-profile artists such as Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith, Lamb of God’s Mark Morton, Slipknot’s Mick Thomson have used Jackson guitars throughout their careers.

Cloud9 has already secured its place in the MSS grand finals after a convincing victory over Team Liquid. The team will face the winner of the match between Team Liquid and TSM

Pentakill’s performance will be a deviation from the focus on pop music at LoL events in recent years. League of Legends fans can catch the opening ceremony live on Twitch at 1 pm PT on Sunday. 

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