K/DA Pop Stars Come to Beat Saber Rhythm Game


Riot Games partners with Beat Games to bring K/DA – POP/STARS to VR rhythm game Beat Saber.

The reception to League of Legend’s new k-pop girl group has been overwhelming. Waves of fanart and cosplay followed the group’s debut, and the K/DA-themed skin set was so popular that Riot released a prestige version for Akali.

Particularly popular content for fans was an unofficially produced level for Beat Saber, a rhythm game in which players cut blocks representing musical beats with a pair of in-game laser swords. inauguration of K/DA, it was announced that Beat Saber would release an official version of the level in a Youtube video with band member Madison Beer.

K/DA’s success has extended beyond the world of League of Legends. The virtual pop group consists of the real-life musical talents of American singers Madison Beer and Jaira Burns, as well as Soyeon and Miyeon from the k-pop group (G)I-dle. The singers performed League Champions Evelynn, Kai’sa, Akali, and Ahri in an official animated music video. The group’s debut single reached No. 1 on Billboard’s Digital Song Sales, and its music video currently has 132 million views on YouTube.

Riot Games is exploring an untapped section of esports entertainment and continues to invest in growing its music production department. This surprise team is a byproduct of that expansion. Riot Games creative lead Viranda Tantula believes there’s a prosperous future in music and esports collaboration.

“We think there’s a huge overlap between League of Legends, esports in general, and the music industry,” Tantula said.

The new Beat Saber level is now live and features its own unique K/DA-inspired stage, including the band’s themed colors and two huge floating claws of Evelynn circling the play area.


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