theScore esports Daily (Feb. 28): Nike signs four-year partnership with the LPL, NRG sign tarik

by Devin Jones Feb 28 2019
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Nike signs four-year partnership with the LPL

“Just Do It” is coming to League of Legends as Nike and the Chinese esports business that runs the LPL, TJ Sports — a joint venture between Tencent and Riot Games — announced a four-year partnership. The deal makes them the exclusive provider of apparel and shoes for the LPL until 2022.

Nike will provide apparel and footwear for all 16 teams of the LPL and according to a press release the company will also, “Explore new ways to serve esport athletes through customized physical training programs.”

LPL players will be equipped with an all-new team uniform ahead of the 2019 World Championships with additional line of jerseys designed by Nike.

NRG sign tarik

NRG Esports signed tarik to their roster Thursday morning, replacing the recently benched FugLy.

Most recently tarik, who won the 2018 Boston Major with Cloud9, played for MIBR. He also placed third at the CS:GO Twitch Rivals with team we love bread.

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