All-new League of Legends Virtual Band ‘Heartsteel’ Features K-pop Sensation Baekhyun

Riot Games has revealed HEARTSTEEL, an all-new virtual band starring reimagined versions of League of Legends champions such as Ezreal (vocalist), Kayn (rapper, instrumentalist), Aphelios (instrumentalist, songwriter), Yone (producer), K’Sante (co-leader, vocalist), and Sett (co-leader, rapper).

HEARTSTEEL is the latest group to debut from Riot Games Music (RGM), which is known for being a leader in virtual artistry with fan-favorite acts including K/DA, Pentakill, True Damage, and more.

Riot’s virtual artists have been some of the most innovative and beloved music moments for our players,” said Maria Egan, Global Head of Music & Events at Riot Games Entertainment. “The idea of an all-male band has long been speculated on by fans and we’re so excited to bring this fantasy to life. HEARTSTEEL is a deep collaboration between all our talented in-house creative teams and some incredible new artists. The ethos of HEARTSTEEL is a supergroup of musical soulmates greater than the sum of its parts – a philosophy that our community embodies every day through their dedication to our games.”

HEARTSTEEL will feature collaborations with renowned musical artists from a variety of genres, such as BAEKHYUN (Ezreal), ØZI (Sett), Tobi Lou (K’Sante), and Cal Scruby (Kayn).

  • BAEKHYUN is a member of the K-pop group EXO and SuperM, and is recognized as one of the top vocalists in K-pop. His previous credits include three successful mini-albums (City Lights, Delight, and Bambi) as a soloist, as well as various standalone singles and OSTs. Particularly noteworthy is his global popularity, marked by achieving his 9th million-seller record, encompassing both group and solo albums.
  • Cal Scruby is a Los Angeles-based rapper best known for his clever lyrics and quirky visuals. His music touches on relatable topics with an array of sports references and self-deprecating humor. In addition to Riot, he has previously partnered with top brands including the NFL, EA Sports, and Ciroc Vodka.
  • Born in Los Angeles and raised in Taipei, ØZI rose to stardom through his illustrious career in the Mandarin music scene. His versatility as a singer-songwriter, music producer, performer, and creative director has earned him countless accolades in the industry. His debut album “ØZI: The Album” was recognized with six nominations at the prestigious Golden Melody Awards, the highest honor in Mandarin music, and he was also awarded “Best New Artist.”
  • Tobi Lou is a multi-talented artist who has made a significant impact on the contemporary music scene. Born in Nigeria but raised in Chicago, Lou has carved out a unique lane for himself, where he fuses elements of hip-hop, R&B, and pop with undeniable melodies. His breakout single, “Buff Baby,” garnered him significant attention and positioned Lou as an artist to watch.
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Fans can look forward to the upcoming debut single, “PARANOIA,” as it goes live on all major listening
platforms starting on Monday, October 23 at 8:00 AM PT.

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