Published on January 24th, 2020 | by Alex Novus
TEAM RAZER EXPANDS ROSTER WITH LEGACY ESPORTS
Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced a new partnership with Legacy Esports, one of the most established and successful organisations in the rapidly growing Oceanic esports scene.
As part of this partnership, Legacy Esports players and content creators will be furnished with Razer’s latest esports peripherals, including mice, headsets and keyboards. Additionally, the teams will be involved in field-testing and providing user feedback on Razer products in development, to further improve and perfect future peripherals products.
“Team Razer has been expanding our footprint to support esports teams across the globe. Now we are proud to extend our support to the Oceanic region,” said David Tse, Global Esports Director at Razer. “Legacy Esports has proven to be a top notch esports team within Australia. We are inspired by their grit and perserverence to elevate esports within their region.”
Legacy Esports: Contenders in Oceania since 2014
Legacy Esports is formerly known as Avant Garde Ascension. The League of Legends team left Avant Garde Ascension in 2014 and rebranded itself to Legacy Esports. They further expanded to Overwatch in 2017 when they were acquired by the Adelaide Football Club as the Australian Football League’s first foray into the esports landscape.
In 2019, the team had over 30 players across four teams, covering popular game titles such as Fortnite, League of Legends, StarCraft II and Smash.
Notable team members include Sean “Probe” Kempen who is widely known as Australia’s best StarCraft II player, and Fortnite Championship Series finalists Chelan “Zoreh” Sherman, and “Jahlyn” Evernden.
Legacy Esports Head of Esports Tim Wendel said joining Razer’s global esports division was a big step for the team.
“Joining Team Razer is a huge step for us,” said Wendel. “We look forward to working with Razer and using their top-tier products to take Legacy Esports to the next level. 2020 is shaping up to be another massive year for us, with exciting new players and innovative plans which we hope will take us to the pinnacle of the OCE and beyond. I have no doubt that our partnership with Razer will be a key part of this next era of success for our teams.”
Legacy Esports joins Team Razer, which features top-level esports teams such as recent ESL One: New York 2019 champions Evil Geniuses and German esports club Mousesports.
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