100 Thieves collaborates with Lil Nas X ahead of Worlds 2021 Group Stage

11 October 2021


American rapper Lil Nas X and esports organisation 100 Thieves have collaborated on a surprise music video ahead of the upcoming League of Legends World Championship group stage. 

The video shows Lil Nas X and members of the organisation’s esports and content teams in their USA headquarters. Lil Nas X performs two of his songs in the video: Industry Baby, and That’s What I Want. 

Lil Nas X holding LCS trophy
Image credit: 100 Thieves

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The video is a part of a collaboration between the two-time Grammy award winner and the American esports organisation. The activation is based on 100 Theives’s upcoming campaign in the League of Legends World Championship. 100 Thieves are the current LCS title holders, having won the 2021 Summer Split final against Team Liquid earlier this year.

The video features Rachell ‘Valkyrae’ Hofstetter, Jack ‘CouRage’ Dunlop, as well as 100 Thieves Founder Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag. Also seen in the video is JhbTeam, and the 100 Thieves League of Legends squad. 

Throughout the build-up to League of Legends’s World Championship, a multitude of organisation’s have created activations and showcased Worlds-related merchandise in videos. Fellow North American organisation also recently utilised a Lil Nas X for its upcoming 2021 Worlds campaign.

In addition, Riot Games has collaborated with American act PVRIS for its official Worlds song. The publisher’s premier event is set to commence its Group Stage today (October 11th).

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Esports Insider says: Cooperating with one of the hottest artists in the world is extremely important for 100 Thieves, an organisation that secured a first LCS win earlier this year. Lil Nas X is sure to bring a lot of attention to 100 Thieves in the days to come, and this cooperation might even give a boost to the popularity of esports in general. 

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