League of Legends Cinematic Collection
League of Legends is a very detailed game full of amazing lore and backstories for many of its champions. To add an extra level of depth to the champions stories and lore, Riot, the developers, have released plenty of League of Legends cinematics over the years.
These cinematics can be anywhere up to 5 minutes long and feature champions, players and even glimpses of upcoming champions! Almost all of the cinematics can be found on the official League of Legends YouTube channel, but with over 600 videos currently listed, it can be hard to find the best videos. Luckily for you, we’ve compiled a handy list of all the top League of Legends cinematics you need to watch.
Let’s have a look at the most popular League of Legends cinematics.
League of Legends Cinematics List
Imagine Dragons: Warriors – September 17th, 2014
ANNIE: Origins – February 1st, 2018
Out of all the cinematics on this list, ‘ANNIE: Origins’ is probably the most artistic, and instead of the action-packed fight scenes that are included in most of the videos on this list, it has a much darker, eerier feel.
A big reason for this is the music, the moment you begin watching you’re greeted by a soft lullaby, which is in stark contrast to the scene of destruction as Annie stands amidst a burning forest. The scene then masterfully changes by blending paint and colors.
That’s another thing that makes it stand out from the rest; The amazing art style makes you feel as though you’re staring at a moving oil painting for 7 minutes, and not a cinematic. This, along with the out of place music adds to the sense of unease.
Since Riot is known to have poor lore, it’s surprising that the story should be so good. The main Antagonist is Annie’s stepmother, and even she seems relatable – since her daughter can manipulate fire, is drawing disturbing images, and has harmed her biological daughter.
With all that said, it’s no surprise that when Annie’s stepsister dies, it begins a cataclysm that results in the death of both of Annie’s parents and the destruction of her house.
With so much story packed into less than 10 minutes, it’s certainly worth a watch!
Xayah and Rakan: Wild Magic – April 13TH 2017
Rakan is a happy go lucky, cocky guy, and Xayah is a sassy, no-nonsense kinda gal. The love they have for each other comes across in a way that is not at all cheesy too!
We also get a glimpse of how well the duo work together, it’s cool to see abilities in trailers that are in the actual game, and the combat is exciting to watch, although we have to ask ourselves, what kind of noob Zed dies to a Xayah?
Varus: As We Fall – November 30th, 2017
This cinematic is also about Champions who are lovers…Kind of.
With the release of this music video, the first openly LGBT characters were announced, two warrior lovers who were locked in battle with the Darkin Varus. To escape his shadowy form and become corporeal, he merged with the bodies of the two lovers in Voldemort-esque fashion.
It’s a fairly bittersweet tale, as although the two men are now bound together forever, they’re also trapped in the body of a beast. Naturally, some players argued that the two men were just very good friends, but Riot officially announced that they are in fact lovers.
Besides, they caress and pretty much kiss in the trailer anyway, and I don’t know how many guys out there are going round kissing their friends on a regular basis, but that’s none of my business.
Get Jinxed – October 8th, 2013
A Twist of Fate – May 25th, 2013
If you want to see a special behind the scenes video that Riot released, then be sure to give that a watch here.
A New Dawn – July 22, 2014
If you want to watch a special behind the scenes video showing the whole process of making the cinematic then be sure to check it out here.
Welcome to League of Legends – July 12th, 2010
With 21 million views, this video might be over 6 years old but it’s still a great cinematic and interesting to see how champions and the graphics have changed over the years.
Zedd: Ignite – September 26th, 2016
With over 20 million views on YouTube, it’s not as popular as the Warriors cinematic from 2014, but it’s still a good watch!
Bonus Must Watch League of Legends Cinematics
PROJECT: OVERDRIVE – September 8th, 2015
Bard: Mountain – March 5th, 2015
Enter the Freljord – April 30th, 2013
Official Mac Client Trailer – March 1st, 2013
Shurima: Rise of the Ascended – September 16th, 2014
The Harrowing: Tales of the Black Mist – October 24th, 2014
The Light Within Elementalist – November 28th, 2016
Shurima: Descent into the Tomb – September 10th, 2014
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