Becoming the first professional sports team in the Oceanic region to do so, making the Adelaide Crows the owners of Legacy eSports. A move that makes sense and follows a trend among the traditional sports community that will see more and more expansion and focus on esports going forward.
Crows Chief Executive, Andrew Fagan, had the following to say.
Across the globe there are sporting clubs, billionaire investors and athletes becoming involved with a view to growing their brand and reach, driving commercial outcomes and engaging with new fans.
We will bring our expertise in elite and professional sport to support the high performance development of the Legacy players who are driven to achieve success in their field. We will also devote resources to support the growth of the Legacy brand and their ability to engage effectively with their passionate fan base.
League of Legends pro player and Legacy eSports team Captain, Tim ‘Carbon’ Wendel, added.
This is a landmark day for esports and we are ecstatic to start working with the Adelaide Football Club. I have always been a Crows fan so it is an honour to be part of such a prestigious club and to develop Legacy eSports into a sport powerhouse, just like the Adelaide Crows.
For more on the Oceanic Pro League (OPL) head to oce.lolesports.com