From the 1st of October, 2019, the infamous League of Legends Pro League in China would get brand new Nike Jerseys!
Yup, you heard that right. Global sportswear brand Nike unveiled 16 individual team uniforms for its sponsored League of Legends Pro League (LPL); the game’s top competition in China. The general design of the kits features a general “wide V style,” different color combination with LPL team logo, and the Nike Swoosh logo.
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During the last day of the League of Legends eight-year festival in Shanghai’s Mercedes-Benz Arena, the LPL determined that three teams, FunPlus Phoenix (FPX), Royal Never Give Up (RNG), and Invictus Gaming (IG) will attend the League of Legends World Championship 2019 to represent the LPL. At the ceremony, representatives for all 16 LPL teams were in attendance, wearing their own branded team uniforms.
In addition, FPX, RNG, and IG will wear their uniforms during the 2019 League of Legends World Championship, and the remaining teams will wear theirs during the 2020 LPL Spring Season.
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League of Legends Pro League Gets Nike Jerseys
Back in February, Nike announced that it was partnering with the League of Legends Pro League in China to become the official apparel provider for all of the league’s 16 clubs. Today, the company finally unveiled just what those jerseys will look like. Starting next year, each team will sport a nearly identical kit, with a standardized jersey design that features a single-button collar and a chevron across the chest. The unique aspects come in the form of color and details.
It should be noted that the uniforms do not feature any of the teams’ sponsors. For one of the LPL teams, Team WE, there is a blank space on the left side of the chest; where the team’s logo should be. The Esports Observer has not yet been able to confirm why this logo is missing. In addition to the uniforms, Nike will also release a “Nike x LPL” streetwear apparel collection, including t-shirts and hoodies. The LPL and Nike did not disclose the release timing for the new line at the time of writing.
These uniforms and co-branded apparel line is part of a four-year exclusive apparel sponsorship deal between Nike and TJ Sports; the joint venture set up between League of Legends publisher Riot Games, and its parent company Tencent Holdings. According to Chinese media outlet Lanxiong Sports, the deal is valued at ¥50M ($7.48M USD) a year; including cash and equivalent products.