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League of Legends in China’s LPL: an update

Latest news from China's LPL

Nikhil Kalro
Freelance Esports Writer
16th Dec, 20·☕️ 2 min read
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Kramer re-signs with LGD Gaming

Kramer will return to LGD Gaming as their bottom laner for the 2021 season after the team announced the re-signing. Kramer had spent two years with LGD Gaming after his initial signing in 2018…

LGD Gaming are coming off a decent World Championships, in which they finished third in Group C after moving on to the main event from the play-in stage. It’s the first stage to complete a new-look roster for LGD Gaming, who lost top laner Langx, jungler Peanut and mid laner Xiye to free agency in the last few weeks.

According to Dot Esports, the re-signing of Kramer marks the beginning of a rebuild for LGD, as the team parted ways with the majority of its World Championship-qualifying roster after the 2020 season. Only the team’s support player, Mark, saw his contract immediately renewed moving into next year.

LPL All-Star postponed

The All-Star competition of China’s League of Legends Pro League has been postponed due to the spread of COVID-19 in Chengdu. That means top tier League of Legends will continue to remain on halt for now till the new dates for the tournament are announced.

According to a report in the Esports Observer, the situation might also bring COVID-19 safety challenges to Honor of Kings’ King Pro League (KPL) Fall Split Final in Chongqing, where the city is extremely close to Chengdu. Hosted by China’s biggest esports company VSPN, the KPL Fall Split Final will compete between Chengdu All Gamers (AG) and DYG, and feature a live audience on Dec.19. VSPN also emphasized that every attendant needs to have a “Green” city passcode, otherwise they need to provide a COVID-19 test with a negative result.

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