Generally speaking, a hype trailer should… well, generate hype, after the bombastic trailer for last year’s season of League of Legends, players had high hopes for what Riot Games would produce for the 2023 season. What they got instead was something that overwhelmed many fans.
This year’s season trailer ended up being a long, cascading shot of multiple lanes through Summoner’s Rift, with narration dubbed over it that’s a far cry from the far more kinetic trailer from last year’s season launch.
Reactions to the premiere of the trailer on YouTube and Twitter was full almost immediately Meme Dunks, confusionand some general concern for MOBA. “I honestly believe in this year’s movie […] perfectly represents the state of the game: empty, ruined by the Greed of Champions (aka Riot HQ), with little to no way to bring it back,” reads a comment accompanying the video. “There’s no more excitement, nothing but a vast wasteland to look forward to.”
The reaction from fans was loud enough that Riot Games actually made an apologetic statementciting “unprecedented circumstances” that led to the video’s design decisions and trying to allay fears the studio didn’t invest in lol.
“We’ve heard your feedback and want to recognize that Brink of Infinity fell short of the mark for the action-packed, champion-led trailer you were expecting and fueled further speculation about our investment league‘ reads part of the thread. “We commit to providing you with more details on what this investment looks like over the next few days.”
In the meantime, the patch notes for the new season are live, just in case there’s something stirring in players’ hearts and minds; clear, the video below does not.
https://massivelyop.com/2023/01/12/league-of-legends-2023-season-trailer-leaves-fans-underwhelmed-and-forces-riot-to-calm-player-concerns/ The League of Legends 2023 season trailer leaves fans disappointed and forces Riot to allay player concerns