As we await the commencement of the prestigious League of Legends World Championship 2020, or Worlds 2020, this September, the massive esports title has announced a new collaboration with Nike, introducing a slew of sneakers and apparel that will no doubt appeal to the most hardcore fans of the game and sneakerheads alike.
The collection features a massive 7 sneakers, which is fronted by a League of Legends-inspired Air Jordan 1 High Zoom. This sneaker is loosely based on the World Championship trophy itself, sporting a metallic black/white colourway, with a hit of reflective purple accents and an indented Nike swoosh with an iridescent hue as well, as well as a graphic that is a homage to Summoner’s Rift, the iconic map that the main game is played on.
The other sneakers in the line include an Air Force 1 Low, Air Force 1 High, Air Max 90, Blazer Mid ’77 (which looks oddly similar to the other retro gaming-inspired Blazer), Air Max 270 React, Air Max 2X, and Joyride Dual Run 2. All of these sneakers sport slightly louder and more vibrant colours than the Air Jordan 1 High Zoom, and feature a variety of design tweaks, including either iridescent or pixelated Nike swooshes, metallic accents, the “Have a Good Game” slogan, and a pixelated version of the “Have a Nike Day” logo.
Also in celebration of the upcoming launch of Worlds 2020, Nike has announced a series of jerseys that will be worn by the teams from China that will be taking part in the tournament: JD Gaming, Top Esports, Suning, and LGD, as well as “Conquest” bomber jackets that the teams will also be wearing.
Last but not least, the apparel collection will also feature a series of League of Legends-inspired hoodies and T-shirts featuring the pixelated Nike swoosh, as well as other gamer-inspired visuals.
The release dates for the various Nike x League of Legends sneakers and apparel will be announced at a later date.
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