While Nike is literally founded on its creation of athletic gear, it’s now turning to further enter the world of professional e-sports.
The Swoosh has collaborated with Riot Games on a set of apparel and sneakers for the LPL, or League of Legends Pro League, which is set to hold its global finals in Shanghai. The collection includes team jerseys for each player to wear and showcases Chinese Dragon motifs on a red, white, and blue bomber jacket (incorporating the colors of each of the four teams set to play in the finals). Nike also created a metallic Air Jordan 1 Zoom Air CMFT for the LPL that’s inspired by the Summoner’s Cup—the ultimate prize in the league—but it’s unclear whether or not it will release to the wider public.
Alongside the LPL merch, Nike also unveiled its all-new “Good Game” line. Comprised of multiple pieces of gaming-themed apparel and sneakers, the line will pay tribute to the rise of esports and retro gaming nostalgia. While we got a preview of the Nike Blazer ‘77s in the collection a few weeks ago, it looks like the rest of the line will incorporate similar gradient color prints, “Have a Good Game” type, and even Velcro patches.
The apparel appears to be comprised of two hoodies, a longsleeve tee, and a shortsleeve shirt. Two of the pieces appear to have Velcro 8-bit Swooshes with the ability to swap various patches in and out, something previously seen on the collection’s Blazer. Other footwear offerings in the collection include the Air Force 1 Low, the Air Max 90, and the Air Max 270 React.
You can check out photos of both the LPL merch and the Good Game collection down below. While official release details are scarce at the moment, stay tuned to Modern Notoriety for updates.
In other League of Legends news, Riot Games recently announced a collaboration with AAPE* BY A BATHING APE.
Nike Legends Pro League Kits/Merch
Nike “Good Game” Collection