Yet one more huge sport is leaping into the world of virtual live shows. League of Legends creator Riot is partnering with “virtual leisure” firm Wave for an upcoming occasion centered on the sport’s in-universe heavy metal band Pentakill. The concert is set to happen on September eighth at 1:30PM PT / 4:30PM ET, and it’s tied to the band’s upcoming album launch. You possibly can watch it right here.
From the sound of it, the Pentakill present shall be a bit extra concerned than different virtual live shows. It’s described as “an interactive journey via the total idea album,” which is able to launch after the present. (Riot has been teasing Pentakill’s third album over the previous short while.) Wave says that viewers will have the ability to “affect the efficiency in actual time” as properly via options like voting.
Pentakill is one of a small quantity of in-universe bands for League of Legends, becoming a member of the likes of Okay/DA (Okay-pop) and True Injury (hip-hop). Previously, Riot has utilized these virtual musicians for IRL exhibits at showcase occasions just like the League of Legends World Championship; K/DA appeared at the 2020 edition through augmented reality, while True Damage holograms took the stage the year prior.
The information additionally comes as these sorts of virtual live shows have gotten more and more outstanding. Fortnite, specifically, has featured some huge stars in more and more elaborate in-game exhibits, together with Marshmello, Travis Scott, and — most lately — Ariana Grande.