A night for announcing changes!
After their wrestle at IEM Sydney to valiantly challenge Dire Wolves. Our Smite Roster has undergone some changes for the beginning of Split 2 of the Smite OPL.
Riki 'Yada' Wellington (Jungle) and Dylan 'JustLaney' Lane (Sub) have left the roster and joined the Dark Sided organisation as Mid and ADC respectively. We wish them all the best in their efforts....
To replace them we have approached Mason 'FreeMason' Miles, formerly of team Noxide to be our new Core roster Jungler, and have picked up the committed Matthew 'Sharks' Smith to be our standing Sub.
Along side of this we have been hunting for support staff to supplement our roster, and work with management to build an environment that supports our players efforts. To this end we have appointed Mathew 'Shruix' Pini to a provisional coaching role for our Smite team.
Legacy has always been committed to developing our players in all aspects of their game, and a support staff corp is crucial to this aspect our of organisational culture.
This is but the smallest start to the structure we will be building for all of our players, across all teams, after our recent acquisition by the Adelaide Football Club.
A bright future ahead!
There are many things going on inside Legacy eSports!
...but the normal day to day affairs continue on.
Sometimes though you have to announce something that marks the changing of an era....
Legacy eSports entered into the Rocket League scene in early 2016, picking up the then independent Karasuno squad of Eren, Soma, Orion and Penor.
We have have been very proud this squad, one of the most successful long term squads of the region in Rocket League. With Orion leaving the squad and GroovyGrape coming in being the only change, this squad has been an uncommonly stable roster, and has had the results to reflect this long term commitment by its players and the organisation.
So it is with a sad heart, that we announce the retirement of Aaron 'eren' Prasser from our roster, and Rocket League competitive play. Aaron has played at the peak of Rocket League Pro Play for pretty much the games entire published life and has more titles to his name, than can be easily listed. He has been a stalwart of the scene and player of such character that his impact will be measured far past his direct involvement in competitive play.
At the same time, the organisation management has decided to give Matthew 'GroovyGrape' Nicolopoulos a break from play while he finishes Year 12. We feel that these next few months in Matt's life are important, and being able to finish his schooling well is more important at this stage of his life, than allowing our stylistically flashey KBM player to strut his stuff.
We here at Legacy have always taken player welfare seriously, endeavoring to value and work with our players in all aspects of their life. To be very clear here. Groovy is not being released, he will remain a rostered Legacy player, but he will not have any commitments to practice, scrims or tournament play while focusing and completing his HSC.
For the medium term, we will be rebuilding our roster around remaining core player Tyson 'SOMA' Harris as captain, and seeking two new core players for Legacy's Rocket League lineup.
The Adelaide Football Club has acquired Legacy eSports in what is a first for Australian mainstream sport.
We partner with Muscle Meals Direct as we strive to improve every aspect performance for our players.
We joined Ryan Pedone in a clash of worlds introduction video on gaming vs body building.
Catch the video below to see how Ryan performs on the Rift, and our boys perform at the Gym!
Our LOL Captain and ADC, along with some of our CSGO Pros, (and sneaky guest appearance by some of our Rocket League squad) Will be at the Throwdown LAN event this Sunday at the Max Watts venue in the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park Sydney.
The day starts from 9am with a $9000 Rocket League tournament, and then features Pro-Am show matches for League of Legends and CSGO into the evening, each with their own $5000 prize pool.
It will be the first esports event of its natur...e in Australia and well worth getting along!
Tickets are available from bit.ly/TDSiteTickets, but if you can like and comment below with your favourite "Cross eSports Mashup" we have some tickets to giveaway.
How to enter? Here's a 'simple' example:
"Carbon prepares to gank the A Bomb Site being defended by Gotz with a Needlessly Large Rod, but is saved when GroovyGrape air dribbles a HE grenade via a sick redirection stopping Carbon from Smiting the defuse underway by Deoxide!"
Come up with your most bizarre and entertaining cross game scene and win tickets to the esports event of the year!
Hey All CSGO fans, players or want to be Pros!
We will be doing a community stream tonight where you can play with the Legacy CSGO team and have a chance to win Pizza and cool HyperX backpacks full of goodies!
It will be streamed at http://tiwtch.tv/legacy_esports so you can watch or take part from twitch chat....
Riot Games dropped by our house and shot this video to give you an insight into our 2017 OPL season.
Want to know how the new roster is settling in? What Our Captains thoughts are on 3 new members? Get sneak peak of life in the Gaming House?
Well its only THREE MORE SLEEPS until Christmas, and to thank our amazing fans for all your support this year, we are giving away a HyperX backpack full of goodies to FIFTEEN of our most passionate Legacy Legion members!.
All you need to do is send us your artistic interpretation of the Legacy Tree bedecked in Christmas Decorations. Our amazing staff at Legacy have done their interpretation below, but we are looking for some truly homespun, organic fan art. You don't need to be professional, or even good, just make us laugh and the prize shall be yours!
Tweet your work of art to @HyperXAnz and @LegacyOCE with the hashtag #LEGMASTREECOMP. As long as you are following us and HyperX ANZ you may be one of the Winners announced on Christmas Eve!
The very headset used by all of our pro players is being given away by our partner HyperX , you can enter by simple heading to this link:
This weekend we will have our Rocket League squad at the WangYu Concept Cafe as the try to defend their "best in nation" status in the ROCET LAN finals (rocet.com.au)....
Meanwhile across town our Smite team is fighting it out in Hi Rez Oceania Championships live at ESL Studios. You can buy tickets here: https://t.co/mjKn6kiZyU
If you attend the HRO Championships and show your Legacy support with either official merchandise, any green themed clothing, or tree themed item, we will have a super cool HyperX showbag to give to you!
Hope to see you somewhere in Sydney this weekend!
Looking for something epic to watch Sunday evening?
Catch up with the highlights from our Rocket League teams ESL Monthly Final win. This was the first time this was run in Oceania, and means our boys will be the first players in the Region to sport ESL Monthly in-game titles "ESL Monthly Champions"
So it has been a long year, but it ALL comes down to this FINAL EVENT.
Our Smite team will be at the Hi-Rez Oceania Championships aiming to take the crown and win a place at the Smite World Championships.
Details can be found here:...
Our Smite team is taking over the Legacy Gaming House in Sydney in the the week leading up to the event as we prepare and invest everything we can, into supporting the boys in their run to the national title and beyond.
We will be bringing prizes and giveaways to give to our fans, so if you attend the event be sure to hit us up, and be rewarded for being part of the #LegacyLegion!
Just a heads up that our victorious Rocket League team, fresh from the PAX AUS 2016 ESL LAN, will be hoping to defend their top of the nation status at the ROCET LAN Finals (rocet.com.au and @auRocet on twitter) being held at the WangYu Concept Cafe (https://www.facebook.com/WangyuAU/) on the 26th November.
While it was awesome to catch up with all of our fans at Melbourne @ PAX AUS, this will be the next opportunity to catch up with Soma, Eren and GroovyGrape in Sy...dney without a PAX ticket required!
Come along to cheer on the guys, catch up with the Rocket League community or visit the awesome WangYu Concept Cafe venue.
Hope to see you all there!