China’s LPL’s Suning has officially changed its name to Weibo Gaming after being acquired by the tech giant, the organization has announced.
Weibo, a Chinese social media platform best known for its microblogging capabilities, announced the change of ownership through its own Weibo page early this morning. The organization will presumably compete under the Weibo brand starting from LPL Spring 2022, which is expected to start early next year.
In 2020, the Suning organization won second place at League of Legends World Championship, just two more wins to win the Summoner’s Cup. This season, Suning failed to qualify for Worlds, finishing 9th in the LPL Summer Split.
The team is set to retain the entire 2021 starting lineup moving into next season. All five former Suning players have signed with Weibo Gaming by the end of next year. Without any trades or deals next season, Weibo Gaming might have its full team for next season: top laner Bin, jungler SofM, mid laner Angel, gunner carries huanfeng and supports ON.
The LPL will enter its 10th season in 2022. The league’s kickoff date has yet to be officially revealed.
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https://dotesports.com/league-of-legends/news/suning-officially-renamed-weibo-gaming-with-lpl-slot-ownership-purchase Suning officially changed the name of Weibo Gaming with the purchase of the ownership rights to the LPL position