TJ Sports has announced the 2021 LPL Warm Up Cup, featuring Wild Rift rosters from each of the 16 LPL organizations participating.

The exhibition tournament will determine ranks for the LPL Qualifier, happening this coming September.

The 2021 LPL Warm Up Cup will take place from July 26 to 30, 2021 starting at 4:00 p.m. GMT+8. The tournament will be streamed on Chinese livestreaming platform, Douyu.

These are the 16 teams participating in the 2021 LPL Warm Up Cup 

All teams from the 2021 LPL Summer Split will be participating in the Warm Up Cup, except for Suning.

The 16 teams are as follows:

  • Bilibili Gaming
  • EDward Gaming
  • FunPlus Phoenix
  • Invictus Gaming
  • JD Gaming
  • LGD Gaming
  • LNG Esports
  • Oh My God
  • Rare Atom
  • Rogue Warriors
  • Royal Never Give Up
  • Team WE
  • ThunderTalk Gaming
  • Top Esports
  • Ultra Prime
  • Victory Five
Credit: Liquipedia

Possible SEA players at the 2021 LPL Warm Up Cup?

Members of Nexplay Esports’ former Wild Rift team have been reportedly acquired by LPL Team, JD Gaming.

Justine Ritchie “Juschie” Tan, former jungler of Nexplay Esports, posted a teaser photo with stars resembling those from the Chinese flag with a vague outline of JD Gaming’s logo. 

Wild Rift, 2021 LPL Warm Up Cup, Juschie, JD Gaming
Screenshot by Mika Fabella/ONE Esports

Nexplay Esports’ former team manager then posted a congratulatory message on Twitter, saying that Juschie, together with former captain Ralph “zMitch” Alvarez and former midlaner Aaron Mark “Chuley” Bingay, have joined JD Gaming. 

Nexplay Esports bided goodbye to their Wild Rift team last July.

Wild Rift, Nexplay Esports
Credit: Nexplay Esports

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