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“You’re like a team without Syndra, no balls,” raps European League of Legends caster Daniel “Drakos” Drakos, on the newest rap track from the LEC crew. Filled with quotable bars (and some truly terrible ones too), the track has already racked up 250,00-plus views in just 24-hours.
Mediocre Rap Battle of the LEC #2 was dropped to promote the upcoming LEC playoffs, which start tomorrow August 21. Each of the four teams involved—MAD Lions, Rogue, G2 and Fnatic—all get their representatives on the mic.
This year’s playoff final makes a great setup for a rap battle. The rookie squads of MAD Lions and Rogue have had an impressive season. Now, they’re looking to take on the two powerhouse teams of the past few years in G2 and Fnatic. This is far from the first time the LEC have made music track to promote an event.
They wrote the first Mediocre Rap Battle of the LEC a few months ago. They also wrote a rock song with Kia Motors back in January.
However, this time a little battle of the sexes flavor was added into the rapping mix too. MAD Lions were represented by LEC host Eefje “Sjokz” Depoortere, and color caster Indiana “Froskurrin” Black repped for the Rogue squad.
On the other side, the EU old-guard were represented by Andrew “Vedius” Day for FNC and Drakos for G2. We already know those two can rap passably, as evidenced by their great performance repping for EU in the amazing Rap Rivals EU vs NA track for Rift Rivals 2019.
What’s even more impressive is that the LEC team wrote and recorded the track in just one day. You can see some insights into that process in Sjokz’ video linked below.
Want more RAP BATTLE? I shot some of the behind the scenes of how we pulled this off in so little time. And there's a puppy 🔥
— Eefje Depoortere (@sjokz) August 19, 2020
LEC Rap Battle: Who won?
However, who did best in the latest pro League of Legends-themed rap battle?
This writer knows a bit about hip-hop, and for my money, everyone won. There were a few standout bars from Sjokz, including “Perkovic? He ain’t doing s**t, even Mickyx was better with a broken wrist.” The aforementioned Syndra bar from Drakos was a highlight too.
However, overall the video just goes to show the excellent production values of the LEC team. Quality content like this involves all the players and helps to build personality and stories around them and the teams. The track has proved highly popular with fans so far, which can only be a good thing in the long run.
Let us know if you had any favorite lines from the track in the comments below.