Legacy CSGO Post Zen League Review

After five weeks of games in the ZEN League, the season has come to end. A run through the closed qualifier saw us qualify for ZEN League following a win against SIN Gaming. For a new lineup such as ours, it was a great achievement to compete in the ZEN League as the most prestigious competition in our region fielding the six best CS:GO teams from Oceania. Despite coming into the tournament as the underdog, we managed to take maps off top teams such as Grayhound, Tainted Minds and Athletico. After wrapping up our last game with a 1-1 draw against Athletico, this is what the players had to say: You managed to take maps off Tainted Minds, Athletico and Grayhound over the course of the season in the ZEN League, are you satisfied with these results? Stuart “sonic” Rayner: Yeah, I’m really happy with how we went for the…

Legacy League of Legends in North America!

Legacy Esports can confirm Lawrence “Lost” Hui and James “Tally” Shute are currently in North America participating in a training camp at the Echo Fox headquarters. Legacy does its utmost to provide opportunities for our players to become the best they can be. We wish for  Oceania to continue to grow and playing internationally will continue to be a key component of our development. We are excited to see their individual growth as they get a glimpse into one of the top leagues in the world. We hope to see them return refreshed and ready for a successful 2018 OPL campaign! That being said, there is a chance  they may be successful in joining an international team and with the recent loss of Tim “Carbon” Wendel as long time jungler there may be a number of opportunities in the main roster which we will do our utmost to fill with…

HYBRID WORLD ADELAIDE AND ADELAIDE CROWS PARTNER TO PROMOTE ESPORTS IN SA

Hybrid World Adelaide (HWA), South Australia’s inaugural digi-tech festival and Legacy Esports will partner to promote the growing esports phenomena this October. Hybrid World Adelaide, which will run from 4-8 October, is also dipping its toe in the world of competitive video gaming, working with League of Legends game developer, Riot Games, to present a high school League of Legends tournament in a purpose-built LAN during the public program from 6-7 October at Tonsley. HWA and the Adelaide Football Club’s Esports team Legacy signed an MoU, agreeing to work together to promote esports in South Australia as a form of entertainment, and as a pathway to educational and economic benefits. Legacy Sports will support HWA’s esports activity with Legacy player appearances and demonstrations, and commentating (or ‘shoutcasting’) by Tim “Carbon” Wendel, Legacy Head of Esports. HWA and Riot Games are presenting the first ever high school LAN tournament in South…

AFC Esports appoints new Head of Esports

Tim Wendel appointed Head of Esports Legacy Esports is continuing to strengthen its high-performance capability with Tim Wendel appointed Head of Esports. Tim is a founding partner of the organisation and has been Captain of its successful League of Legends team which competes in the Oceanic Pro League (OPL). The move follows the recent announcement of former Australian Rules footballer Brent Reilly taking on the newly created role of Player Development Manager with a focus on providing support and welfare services to players. With the 2017 OPL season now finished, Tim will start to transition into his new role with the support of Adelaide Football Club management which purchased Legacy Esports earlier this year. Adelaide Football Club Chief Operating Officer Nigel Smart says the structural change was part of the push for continual improvement in performances both here in Australia and overseas. “Tim has been a driving force behind Legacy’s…

Brent Reilly joins Legacy Esports

Former Adelaide Crows star Brent Reilly has joined Legacy Esports in a newly created role which provides support and welfare services to its players. Reilly, who played more than 200 AFL matches, will work closely with all players across Legacy’s six teams with a focus on wellness and resilience. Adelaide Crows Chief Operating Officer Nigel Smart heads up the Club’s Esports program and described Reilly’s appointment as Player Development Manager as significant for the industry here in Australia. “Brent has a wealth of experience in the high performance sports industry and will ensure players reach their full potential in both competition and their everyday lives,” Smart said. Reilly will work closely with existing Legacy personnel and officially commence his role on October 1.

CS:GO Roster Changes at Legacy Esports

Legacy Esports wishes Michael ‘Lightstep’ Hall all the best with his future endeavours following his departure from the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster. Hall played the important role of Captain for the CS:GO Legacy team from February of this year and his expertise and hard work has been greatly appreciated. Legacy is committed to CS:GO and a new sub-committee has been formed to investigate what type of personnel is required, and what shape the team should take, moving forward into 2018.

A view from the Green Room Part 2 : ChuChuZ’s @ Rift Rivals

With Rift Rivals over, I thought I would recap my experience working alongside Legacy as well as the other Oceanic teams. Picking it up from where I left off right before our game against Ascension Gaming, we felt that they were a much weaker team. Finishing the game under 30 minutes we knew that SIN Gaming’s match against Unsold Stuff Gaming from Japan would determine if we were 1st or 2nd seed heading into the finals. Unfortunately after a long hard fought series, SIN fell and OCE was placed 2nd seed. It was time to head to bed and prepare for the semi final ‘King of the Hill’ format tomorrow. The semi final format was very unique and involved both SEA and OCE 3rd seed teams to face off, the winner progressing on the verse the next seed of the opposing region. If SIN Gaming were to fall, Legacy was…

Around the Grounds with Legacy Esports

The year is already half over, and we have many seasons in full swing! So to keep you guys up to date with all the happenings here at Legacy, we have put together this round up encompassing all of our teams!   Starcraft II So we only just announced Sean ‘Probe’ Kempen joining our organisation, barely hours before he disappeared off to sunny Valencia, and we have received an invitation for him to attend the Home Story Cup. This is a prestigious domestic LAN based in western Germany (near Cologne), with top tier international players also attending. We are still reorganising the logistics to get Sean from Spain -> Germany on short notice (Hello Paris!), and eventually back home to Australia, but we certainly hit the ground running here at Legacy! We are always excited for our players to have international opportunities, and so are doing everything we can to…

Sean ‘Probe’ Kempen joins Legacy Esports as we debut in StarCraft II

Legacy Esports is proud to announce Starcraft II Australian Champion, Sean ‘Probe’ Kempen, will be joining the organisation. Currently ranked 15th in the world on the WCS Circuit Standings, Sean brings a wealth of international experience representing his country and region on multiple occasions, and continues to set the bar for the best player in Australia and New Zealand in Starcraft II. Tomorrow , Sean heads off to Dreamhack Valencia Spain to stake his claim to be one of the best players in the world, and we here at Legacy esports are proud to partner with him on this journey. Blizzards Starcraft was one of the first game titles (1998) to really make an impact on the world as an esport. Today in 2017, Starcraft II continues to be a title that sets a benchmark for competitive performance in esports, and is still adding to a rich history of amazing…