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Kanga acquires Legacy Esports, includes LCO 2022 slot

Kanga Esports has acquired Legacy Esports, and their spot in the LCO, as the Adelaide Football Club offloads the team in a sale. The Legacy brand will be no more, ending a seven-year stint at the top of Oceanic esports.

Legacy Esports is no more, with the historic Oceanic esports organisation being sold to Kanga Esports after seven years at the top.

Kanga has acquired Legacy’s LCO slot, and will move into the eight-team League of Legends competition for Split 1 2022.

“Kanga is always looking for ways to support the ANZ esports ecosystem and continue to expand,” Kanga Esports founder Hayden “Haydz” Shiels said.

“Acquiring Legacy and entering League of Legends makes perfect sense for our next step.”

On top of their League of Legends team, Legacy has players representing the organisation in Starcraft 2 and Valorant, as well as a stream team.

Kanga previously had a Valorant team, signing the roster of Croccers in February 2021. The team disbanded two months later in April after a poor showing in the Valorant Oceania Tour Stage 2.

Kanga currently has players in the FGC space, as well as a CS:GO team. Snowball Esports has confirmed Kanga will be having discussions with Legacy’s players if they want to continue under the new banner.

“To say it’s been a pleasure running Legacy would be an understatement,” Legacy Esports founder Tim “Carbon” Wendel said on Twitter following the acquisition.

“This org has been my life’s work and the past seven years have been an incredible journey. We’ve had hundreds of people through the proverbial doors here and I’d like to thank each of them for their contribution.”

Adelaide Football Club will manage the contracts of current Legacy players until the end of 2021 before the acquisition is finalized.



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