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…

A View from Green Room : ChuChuZ @ Rift RIvals

Rift Rivals will be the first event I attend as a member of the support staff, after my Gamescom 2014 as a player. Having played competitive League of Legends for the past 3 years; I expected to be relatively upset that I wasn’t sitting on that stage. Surprisingly this wasn’t the case, I’ve always found a passion analysing games and constantly questioned how impactful I would be as a coach or analyst. I’m currently the social media manager of Legacy Esports, but also play an analyst role assisting coach Luchio ‘Soulstrikes’ Park. During the build up to Rift Rivals, Legacy seeded #2 in OPL split 1 meaning we would be facing off against the #2 seed of the SEA and JPN regions. DetonatioN Gaming from JPN and Ascension from SEA. Rift Rivals was scheduled between weeks 3 and 4 of OPL split 2 meaning we had 3 games OPL matches…

Australian Esports Masters LAN Finals Debut

Over the weekend from July 1st-2nd, the Legacy Esports Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team were in Adelaide for the LAN finals in the first season for the Australian Esports Masters. After not dropping a single map in the Best of 3 online Swiss format group stage, the Legacy boys were the top seed going into the event. With the way seeding panned out, Legacy were in a group with Tainted Black (Hazz, klebz, Aycer, ekul, Scoot), Riotous Raccoons (kalth, goa, JDK, St3rl1ng, J1rah), and Funky Monkeys (YDNA, yorimato, BL1TZ, stat, waffe). The format for the event was a Best of 3 round robin group stage, with the Top 2 teams from each group at the end of the day moving on to the Semi-Finals the next day. First up, the boys took on Funky Monkeys, arguably their biggest competitor in their group. Legacy made it look easier than eating a piece…

League of Origin – A Legacy perspective

On the third and fourth of June, 2017, 150 fans, four teams and a twitch chat full of more fans welcomed Riot Oceania’s newest addition to their annual schedule: League of Origin; a fantastic clash of fates between the four representing regions, New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, and New Zealand. Day one, Saturday, proved itself a sunny smorgasbord of emotions. Prevailing amongst the crowd was an unhinged sense of hype. As a personal backer of NSW, it wasn’t difficult to find my respective crowd of fellow supporters, to which I was welcomed into like an old friend. Expectations of the dense crowd are easily likened to that of the event’s inspiration, the NRL’s State of Origin. Further proving this, rivalries between states proved clear, witnessed even within friend circles in the form of what is affectionately known by gamers as “cheeky banter” exchanged in the car park, even before ESL…

Adelaide Crows strike eSports agreement

The Adelaide Football Club has entered into an agreement to acquire a professional eSports team in what is a first for Australian mainstream sport. Sydney-based Legacy eSports is one of eight top-tier League of Legends professional teams competing in the Oceanic Pro League (OPL). eSports is competitive video-gaming with tournaments played online and in stadiums where teams of professional players battle each other in a variety of games, including League of Legends. The Oceanic competition provides a direct path to the global contest, the League of Legends World Championship, which last year attracted more viewers than the NBA finals. eSports has an international audience of close to 250 million people, the majority of whom are aged 14-34 years, and in Australia the professional competition is complemented by hundreds of semi-professional and amateur outfits. The Crows move follows overseas sporting leagues, teams and individuals investing in eSports in the past 18…

Legacy Still Smiting!

Legacy eSports has always been about long term player development. We look to find and develop talented players who are wanting to push on to be the best in the world. When we entered Smite in mid 2016 we initially picked up a squad of very young players (with an average age of 16) and were looking to build into them over a two year period and develop them to be the best this nation and hopefully the world has scene. This requires players being committed and dedicated to partnering with us in this goal, and so in 2017 we are sad to see OnlyGoodAtSolo and Shred move on to an independant team, and Hs247 moving onto a big opportunity with the LG Dire Wolves. Nonetheless Legacy does not do things by half measures, and so we have confirmed our 2017 Smite OPL Split 1 roster around our support from…

Our OPL Roster for 2017

Legacy eSports started with League of Legends, and as much as we love our developing esports family, Summoners Rift always has a special place in our hearts. Our roster for League is something that reflects on the entire history of the organisation since inception. For 2017 we are fielding the most significant changes to our roster since we first started. As our fans might have seen, our long serving mid laner, Aaron ‘ChuChuZ’ Bland has moved to rival org Tainted Minds, and our 2016 ADC Calvin ‘k1ng’ Truong has returned to Dire Wolves. Lastly Mike ‘Cuden’ Le has been released from the roster as we look to expand and build our line up for this VERY big 2017. We would like to thank all of our past serving players, for everything they have done for Legacy, for the joy of celebrating the wins, for the endurance in the hard times…