Former captain Tyson ‘SOMA’ Harris will return to Legacy Esports as one of a number of exciting personnel changes announced on Monday.
SOMA will return as the high-performance coach and manager of the Rocket League team.
He will have a new look team to coach, with Legacy farewelling Plitz, Zen and GroovyGrape.
Despite not being on the main Rocket League roster, all three players will still be involved with Legacy, doing social media and streaming for the team, though they are free to seek positions on other rosters with our blessing and strong endorsement.
Going forward we have recruited the independent team known as ‘We Win When We Can’, with members Cyrix, Siki, Delusion and substitute, Helio.
Siki is an experienced Rocket League player, having played for a number of respected teams including Corvidae, while Delusion is a young, up and coming player who Legacy is hoping to develop into a star.
Cyrix is one of the mainstays of OCE Rocket League, and ironically was the captain of the team Legacy and SOMA famously defeated at ESL PAX Australia 2016 in a thrilling 4-3 reverse sweep.
Captain of our new roster, Cyrix said that joining Legacy is becoming part of a long history.
“I’m looking forward to starting this new chapter in my career. I’m excited to be joining an organisation that has been supporting the scene from the start and will continue to support us moving forward,” Cyrix said.
One of the greats of Legacy Esports, SOMA made huge contributions to Legacy as a player and to the entire Oceanic Rocket League scene before retiring in November last year.
Legacy’s Head of Esports Tim Wendel said that having SOMA back with the Legacy family is something to be celebrated.
“SOMA has been a huge part of Legacy’s history and we are very pleased to have him on board despite his retirement from competition,” Wendel said.
“The hard work, dedication and experience he displayed during his time as a competitor will allow him to be a strong role model, as well as ensuring he transitions comfortably into his new position.
“Legacy Esports thanks Plitz, Zen and GroovyGrape for their contributions to the team and wishes them the best for the future, and welcomes Cyrix, Siki, Delusion and Helio to the Legacy family.”
SOMA is excited to be back with the team he calls home.
“I can’t wait to get back to working with Legacy on developing the Rocket League players, building Legacy’s brand and progressing the Australian Rocket League scene” SOMA said.
“Obviously my focus will be on creating a high-performance Rocket League squad, but helping grow esports in Australia at the same time is a huge goal for me personally.”
The team is currently competing in the Throwdown Pre-Season Cup and has a big week ahead of them challenging the teams currently at the top of Oceanic Rocket League.
This tournament is great preparation ahead of their Rocket League Championship Series campaign.
– with Hayden Lewis