Nike Announces Partnership With T1 & 'League of Legends' Star Faker

The deal includes training programs and soon-to-be-opened facilities.

Gaming
20,435 7 Comments

Continuing its push into Esports, Nike has announced an exclusive partnership with global gaming organization, T1 Entertainment & Sports. The exclusive deal will see the sportswear giant assist the leading organization in developing training facilities and programs that improve the performance of its professional gamers. Nike and T1’s partnership extends across all T1 teams and players, including the extremely successful League of Legends Champions Korea (LCK) team which holds three World Championships (2013, 2015 and 2016), two Mid-Season Invitational victories, and eight titles and world-class mid laner Sang-hyeok “Faker” Lee.

Working in close partnership with “Faker,” Nike invited the League of Legends icon to visit its World Headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon to get a look at its Nike Sports Research Lab (NSRL) and begin development with its trainers and biomechanists. Later this year, Nike will be utilizing the research it has gathered from “Faker” and other T1 athletes to launch cutting-edge training facilities at T1 Headquarters in Seoul, South Korea. The facilities will be accompanied by specially developed training programs that builds on Nike’s athletic training expertise with the rigors of Esports in mind. Additionally, as Nike will serve as an exclusive apparel partner of T1, designing team uniforms and providing T1 athletes with competition footwear.

In case you missed it, the latest trailer for the Resident Evil 3 remake reintroduces Nemesis.

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Listen to Dreamville's Deluxe Version of 'Revenge of the Dreamers III'
Music

Listen to Dreamville's Deluxe Version of 'Revenge of the Dreamers III'

Twelve new tracks from the riotous hip-hop collective.

Air Jordan Dub Zero Is Back in Original "Varsity Red"
Footwear

Air Jordan Dub Zero Is Back in Original "Varsity Red"

Complete with signature laser-etched detailing.

HOMME PLISSÉ Issey Miyake FW20 Is One Big Pleated Party
Fashion

HOMME PLISSÉ Issey Miyake FW20 Is One Big Pleated Party

Comfortable garments befitting an inclusive performance.

Prada Takes Over Galeries Lafayette for 'Hyper Leaves' Pop-Up
Design

Prada Takes Over Galeries Lafayette for 'Hyper Leaves' Pop-Up

Filled with neon signs and a giant tree.

Coutié Cooks Up Custom Vans Old Skool and Sk8-Hi "Old C Logo"
Footwear

Coutié Cooks Up Custom Vans Old Skool and Sk8-Hi "Old C Logo"

More reworked classics from the German artisans.


Smokepurpp Disrupts an Art Gallery With Denzel Curry in "What I Please" Video
Music

Smokepurpp Disrupts an Art Gallery With Denzel Curry in "What I Please" Video

A standout track from Purpp’s latest ‘Deadstar 2’ mixtape.

Dries Van Noten's ’70s Universe Reigns Supreme for FW20
Fashion

Dries Van Noten's ’70s Universe Reigns Supreme for FW20

Florals meet plaids meet animal prints.

The Ummah Chroma to Launch Spiritual & Meditative Installation at Het Nieuwe Instituut
Art

The Ummah Chroma to Launch Spiritual & Meditative Installation at Het Nieuwe Instituut

The collective behind the IVY PARK x adidas campaign, HBO’s ‘Random Acts of Flyness’ and more.

'Cyberpunk 2077' Postponed Until September 2020
Gaming

'Cyberpunk 2077' Postponed Until September 2020

Delay season has begun.

Kiko Kostadinov Delivers Sleek, Restrained FW20 Collection
Fashion

Kiko Kostadinov Delivers Sleek, Restrained FW20 Collection

Continue his ongoing ASICS collaboration.

More ▾
 
We got you covered. Don’t miss out on the latest news by signing up for our newsletters.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.