The Word Alive
[Photo by Vince Dwyer]

The Glitch Mob, Mako and the Word Alive have been nominated for a Sports Emmy Award for their contribution on the League Of Legends song “Rise.”

The song and accompanying music video is nominated for the “Outstanding Post-Produced Graphic Design” category.  

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The Word Alive vocalist Telle Smith shared the news on his Twitter earlier today.

Loved making this song, and the video is incredible,” Smith says. “We’ll be playing it this Spring so come see it live too!”

The music video joins many other nominees for the 40th annual Sports Emmy Awards. According to their Twitter, the Sports Emmy Awards “recognize outstanding achievement in sports television coverage.”

This year’s ceremony will take place on May 30 at Jazz At Lincoln Center in New York City, NY. You can check out a full list of nominees here.

Additionally, you can watch the Emmy-nominated music video below.

League Of Legends is an online game where players can battle each other in arenas. Players can and are encouraged to join leagues and battle each other in teams.

Every year, there’s a world championship where leagues compete for the title of champion. The winning team will also receive a $1 million championship prize to split between the league members.

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In other related news, Smith reveals that he is currently in the process of booking personalized video shoutouts through Cameo.  

“I’m doing a ton of your personalized videos the rest of this week,” Smith says. “Whether it’s a personal subject you want to dive into, music related, shout outs or calling your best friend an asshole (jk… kinda) hit up this link!”

Recently, the Word Alive announced the first batch of U.S. dates for their upcoming 10th anniversary tour. Vagrants will join the band on all dates, excluding Grand Rapids. U.S. tickets are available here. You can check out the new dates below.

04/10 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
04/11 – Omaha, NE @ Lookout Lounge
04/12 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
04/13 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Stache
04/15 – Cincinnati, OH @ Top Cats
04/16 – Nashville, TN @ The Cowan
04/17 – Greensboro, NC @ Arizona Pete’s
04/18 – Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
04/19 – Easton, PA @ One centre Square
04/21 – Amityville, NY @ Revolution Music Hall
04/23 – Hartford, CT @Webster Underground

What do you think about the Word Alive being nominated for a Sports Emmy? Let us know in the comments below.

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