Back in May 2011 I was playing a bit of League of Legends, which is a hyper-competitive online battle/strategy game. I had written a song called “Everyone Gets Nerfed”, a parody of R.E.M.s “Everybody Hurts”, some time before that for World of Warcraft, and was inspired to adapt the lyrics to League.
The song was released on the Brotherhood of Geek Podcast site, which I co-host with my brothers. It was a hit. After being featured on Riot Games’ Summoner Showcase, we served over 60,000 downloads of the free track in two days. A bootleg video by another user on YouTube served another 50,000 hits. Not bad for my first track, happy with that!
The next League song is in the works, and I’m going to manage the release a little tighter this time with an official YouTube video on the blackhueymedia channel.
Check out Nikasaur from Riot Games pimping the song (under my League nick, “Suddenly Derp”), download it for yourself at The Brotherhood of Geek site and keep an eye out for the album…