YouTuber and Twitch streamer “JKMercury” posted her second “low-budget” League of Legends music video on Reddit after three months of grueling hard work—and it was pretty damn good.
“Rise” featuring The Glitch Mob and The Word Alive is the epic dramatization of the season seven League of Legends World Championship. The music video follows a cloaked Kang “Ambition” Chan-yong ascending a treacherous mountain, battling his opponents one-by-one, and rising to the top before defeating his nemesis Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok and finally hoisting the Summoner’s Cup.
The original video has realistic animated versions of some fan-favorite League of Legends players, including Luka “Perkz” Perković and Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao—and it probably took a lot of time and money to make.
The video almost has 100 million views on YouTube. Yeah, that’s great and everything, but does it have a parrot or an ant clinging for dear life on a cotton ball, resembling a snowy mountain top? We don’t think so.
Most League of Legends fans enjoyed “Rise,” but we could have frankly gone with JKMercury’s low-budget version instead. She calls it a “low-budget” production, but her video combines impressive CGI, fast-paced editing, and realistic and high-quality costumes with Oscar-level acting (watch out, Daniel Day-Lewis). How could you possibly go wrong? It’s an immersive experience that you can only truly appreciate if you watch for yourself.