Riot Games hires 1MILLION to create dance
American video game developer Riot Games teamed up with Korea's 1MILLION Dance Studio to create the choreography for the game company's virtual girl group K/DA's latest song "I'll Show You," revealing the tune late Thursday night.
K/DA is a girl group made up of four characters from online game League of Legends (LoL) by Riot Games.
"I'll Show You" was released as a part of K/DA's first EP "All Out," which was released on Nov. 6 with five tracks.
Since the virtual girls of the group can't sing, real singers — including Soyeon and Miyeon from K-pop girl group (G)I-DLE and pop singers Madison Beer and Jaira Burns — lent their voices to the song. Girl group Twice appears as a featured guest.
Twice members Jihyo, Nayeon, Sana and Chaeyoung took part.
Renowned choreographer and dancer Lia Kim, who is the leader of 1MILLION, created the upbeat dance for the song.
Lia Kim was the mastermind of many K-pop dances including the choreography on Twice's "TT" (2016), Sunmi's "Gashina" (2017) and K/DA's "More" (2020). The choreography video for "More" has garnered over five million views since its release two weeks ago.
"Working for this project has been a very refreshing experience, and it's meaningful that dance is combined with games," 1MILLION Dance Studio said in a statement.
A behind-the-scenes video of the making of the video is also available on 1MILLION's official YouTube channel.
K/DA's "More" topped the Billboard World Digital Song Sales chart, and its official music video currently has over 45 million views.
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