Nexplay Esports has just signed one of the popular Wild Rift esports teams in the Philippines, Aether Rift. This announcement was in line with Nexplay Esports’ total absorption of Akosi Dogie and all the influencers and esports teams under his wing. The organization stated that this acquisition is part of their preparation for the “huge leagues” that Riot Games will schedule for Wild Rift in the coming months.
Aether Rift is now Nexplay Esports - Wild Rift
The news was announced last Jan. 14, 2021, on their official Twitter page. They stated that they are going back to Aether Esports, Which is now known as Nexplay Esports.
The team is doing a stellar performance in small scale Wild Rift tournaments. However, the team has a hard time finding sponsors, which led them to head back to Aether Esports to continue their journey.
Aether Rift eventually got rebranded to Nexplay Esports and officially announced their new name and their roster.
The team is composed of the following members;
- Top: Miguel Vincent "Arisen" Pison
- Support: Jazzfer Dave "D1ZASTR" Villahermosa
- Jungle: Justine Ritchie "Juschie" Tan
- AD/Carry: Jovannie Artajo "Ooozee" Colong
- Mid/Top: Ralph James "zMitch" Alvarez
- Mid: Aaron Mark "Chuley" Bingay
- Coach: Charles "L1DER" Lumaque
- Team Manager: Taz_Run21
As expected, the team is composed of the previous Aether Rift members. This is a good deal for both parties as Aether Rift can continue on their journey towards being an esports team and Nexplay will finally have their own Wild Rift team.
What is the Organization, Nexplay Esports
Nexplay Esports is a Philippine-based organization and one of the biggest esports companies in SEA. Along with Akosi Dogie, a popular Filipino streamer and also co-owner of the organization, Nexplay aims to be part of Riot Game’s global ecosystem for Wild Rift. Having the former members of Aether Rift who showed promising talents, they might just reach their goal very soon.
Earlier this year, Rito Games revealed their plans on hosting esports events in Southeast Asia to discover promising esports teams across the region. These official tournaments will come to fruition later this year.