Hit you with that K! D! A!
Yes, WE ARE THE BEST when it comes to finding a K-pop link in these new K/DA League of Legends skins.
A new League of Legends girl group has just debuted into the Rift!
What was once an unexpected leak a month ago is now real — presenting the K/DA League of Legends skin, now released in the public beta environment (PBE).
Five new skins will be up and about soon on League of Legends. These are K/DA Akali, K/DA Evelynn, K/DA Kai’Sa, Prestige K/DA Kai’Sa, and K/DA Ahri whether you like it or not.
From what we can infer, these new K/DA League of Legends skins is a K-pop group all set to show off their talent not just on the stage but on the Summoner’s Rift as well.
K/DA might stand for kill/deaths/assists, the stats which one immediately looks into during or after a game. The girl group name came to be K/DA to give it a more K-pop feel.
All five skins feature new model and textures, spell video effects, sound effects, and a mesmerizing recall animation that would make us want to raise our lightsticks up high.
The four original KDA League of Legends skins is revealed to be priced at 1350RP, which is still subject to change.
The K/DA Kai’Sa Prestige Edition, however, can only be bought using Worlds Tokens.
Introducing Prestige Edition skins
Prestige Edition skins are something new to the League of Legends skin collection. Rioter Carlo further explains what the “Prestige” in Prestige Edition means.
Prestige Edition skins are meant to be collector’s items – rare and hard to get editions of a skin. Our goal is to make them instantly recognizable as a special edition for you to show off to your team and opponents. With Prestige Editions we’re striving to capture the “cool, rare” skin feeling, but without withholding the base skin.”
Will we be seeing more Prestige Edition skins in the future?
So which K-pop girl group is K/DA referencing to?
Basing off on the color scheme and concept of these skins, two K-pop girl groups would immediately come to mind: YG Entertainment’s very own 2NE1 and Blackpink.
Both groups are known for showing off a girl-crush concept on most of their music videos and photoshoots.
Anna (@10cmpg) on Twitter even noted that the color palette used in K/DA’s splash art reminds her of Blackpink’s ‘Whistle’ music video.
Do you agree? Which K-pop group does K/DA remind you of?