Esports & Partnerships

Team Razer expands roster with Legacy Esports

The world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers further strengthens its ranks and invests in the growing Oceanic esports scene

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced a new partnership with Legacy Esports, one of the most established and successful organizations 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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ABOUT LEGACY ESPORTS

Legacy Esports is one of the most successful esport organisations in the burgeoning Oceanic Region with teams currently competing games, including Fortnite, Hearthstone, Starcraft 2 and the hugely popular League of Legends.

 

ABOUT RAZER

Razer™ is the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers.

The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities. With a fan base that spans every continent, the company has designed and built the world’s largest gamer-focused ecosystem of hardware, software and services.

Razer’s award-winning hardware includes high-performance gaming peripherals and Blade gaming laptops.

Razer’s software platform, with over 70 million users, includes Razer Synapse (an Internet of Things platform), Razer Chroma (a proprietary RGB lighting technology system), and Razer Cortex (a game optimizer and launcher).

In services, Razer Gold is one of the world’s largest virtual credit services for gamers, and Razer Fintech is one of the largest online-to-offline digital payment networks in SE Asia.

Founded in 2005 and dual-headquartered in Irvine and Singapore, Razer has 18 offices worldwide and is recognized as the leading brand for gamers in the USA, Europe and China. Razer is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 1337).

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