Against the Current have released their latest single “Wildfire,” today. The two-track single includes a collaboration with the League of Legends European Championship (LEC) and two of its casters, Andrew ‘Vedius’ Day and Daniel ‘Drakos’ ahead of the start of the LEC 2022 season. It marks the first time that a music artist has collaborated with esports talent from Riot Games for a song, further tying esports and music together.
The collaborative version of the song includes vocals from Vedius and a rap interlude from Drakos. “Wildfire ft. Andrew ‘Vedius’ Day and Daniel ‘Drakos’” is also accompanied by an apocalyptic music video, streaming now on the LEC official YouTube channel. The track arrives ahead of ATC’s European headline tour dates, which kick off March 31st in Brighton, UK.
Against the Current frontwoman Chrissy Costanza commented, “Bringing ‘Wildfire’ to life was a surreal experience from beginning to end and any opportunity we have to be involved with the League of Legends world is incredible. We’re so excited to be the soundtrack to LEC 2022! Shooting the video was one of the biggest productions we had ever been on, so it was a crazy experience. We had never done overnight shoots or worked with so much pyro. The team behind it was awesome and we had an absolute blast.”
LEC Caster Andrew ‘Vedius’ Day added, “The LEC team has had a lot of fun producing music videos in the past, but to partner up with Chrissy and her band Against the Current was extra special for us. They’re so well known in the world of esports for their massive hit ‘Legends Never Die,’ so to collaborate on a song with them was a bit of a ‘pinch me’ moment.”