Kanga Esports have today announced that they have officially acquired Legacy Esports from the Adelaide Football Club, which positions them to enter League of Legends Circuit Oceania (LCO) coming into 2022.
Legacy Esports has been a powerhouse organisation in Oceania since their inception in 2014. During their time in League of Legends, they managed to win two Oceanic Pro League titles (now known as LCO) and were also runners-up on four separate occasions. Legacy Esports has also competed in a wide variety of other titles in more recent years, but they are primarily known for their presence in League of Legends.
Hayden Shiels, Founder and Managing Director of Kanga Esports, spoke about the company's excitement for this acquisition and how entering League of Legends is “perfect” for their ambitions moving forward.
"We are really excited about this opportunity. Kanga is always looking for ways to support the ANZ Esports ecosystem and continue to expand. Acquiring Legacy and entering League of Legends makes perfect sense for our next step," said Shiels.
Kanga Esports is an Australian based organisation that is most famous for their dominance in Paladins, which resulted in multiple international appearances, and securing a spot in the Paladins Pro Circuit before its eventual closure in January 2021. Kanga has also competed in a wide variety of fighting games and other first person shooters during their tenure.
Bradley Da Silva, Chief Operating Officer of Kanga Esports, spoke about the acquisition and the company’s plan to make further investments within the Oceanic esports market over the coming years.
“COVID affected a majority of organisations across the space and provided us with some really interesting challenges but I’m very proud that we’ve come out stronger than ever. We’ve got a lot more exciting news for Kanga fans in the lead up to 2022 which will further highlight the strong recovery of the esports market here in Oceania,” said Da Silva.
Da Silva shared the excitement of Shiels by stating “the decision to enter a new main-stay title was one we had considered for a long time and when the opportunity presented itself, we knew what to do.”
“With the pieces set in place, we’re ready to take it to the next level. We’re excited for what’s to come and we’re thrilled to be able to create opportunities down the line for esports competitors and content creators within Oceania,” concluded Da Silva.
Kanga Esports concluded their media release by directing fans and those keen on watching their progress to their social media channels as they have plenty more announcements on the horizon. You can keep up-to-date via their Twitter here.
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