Again in February, Nike introduced that it was partnering with the League of Legends Professional League in China to grow to be the official attire supplier for all the league’s 16 golf equipment. At present, the corporate lastly unveiled simply what these jerseys will seem like. Beginning subsequent yr, every crew will sport a virtually similar package, with a standardized jersey design that includes a single-button collar and a chevron throughout the chest. The distinctive elements come within the type of shade and particulars.
For reigning world champions Invictus Gaming, the crew’s white jerseys function a chevron designed to seem like angel wings, together with a single gold star above their crew emblem, indicating the Worlds win. (The IG angel wings are much like the crew’s in-game skins.) In the meantime, the kits for Enjoyable Plus Phoenix, which simply gained the LPL summer time championship over the weekend, function a brilliant pink feather sample on the chevron, whereas RNG’s is dominated by golden dragon scales.
All three groups will debut the jerseys in the course of the 2019 League of Legends World Championships, which kick off on October 2nd, whereas the remainder of the LPL will put on them in the course of the 2020 season. You will get a better take a look at a number of the designs within the gallery beneath.
This sort of standardized jersey design isn’t distinctive to the LPL — Blizzard’s Overwatch League options one thing related — however the brand new Nike jerseys are simply a number of the greatest in e-sports, which isn’t an area that’s notably well-known for its sense of fashion, exterior of some notable exceptions.
The partnership between Nike and the LPL extends past simply the jerseys. Nike additionally unveiled a brand new LOL-themed clothes assortment, and on its Weibo account, the corporate just lately posted a video that reveals LPL gamers visiting Nike HQ to take a sequence of efficiency checks that helped inform the attire design.
The brand new Nike uniforms will go on sale on October 1st.