Adelaide Crows acquire Legacy

The Adelaide Crows Football Club have come to an agreement and purchased one of Australia's biggest esports organisations, Legacy Esports.

According to a report earlier this month, Australia's largest sports league - Australian Football League (AFL) - has expressed their interest in entering into the esports industry including hosting an esports tournament at the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne. This was inspired by other well-known overseas traditional sports teams and individuals investing into the growing esports industry during the past two years.

In addition to increasing the exposure of their own brand and a potential boost of sponsorship revenues, they want the AFL clubs to sponsor or form their own esports divisions. Therefore, the Adelaide Crows have made the first move and acquired Legacy Esports, featuring some of Australia's best teams in League of Legends, CS:GO, Rocket League and SMITE. 

Legacy to keep its name for the time being

In another report by The Age, it was "understood" that the deal reached a sum of six-digits and that Legacy will be keeping its "identity and branding" at the moment. It has not been decided whether or not Legacy will pick up the Adelaide Crow's name in the future. 

With this investment and support, Legacy's CS:GO team will be attending the ESL AU&NZ Championship S3 Finals this weekend (with Chris "CHRiSOAOW" Forman standing in for Michael "Lightstep" Hall due to roster restrictions) and next season of CGPL and ESEA Premier to follow afterwards.

Legacy's roster will be:

Australia Michael "Lightstep" Hall
Australia Kyran "dizzyLife" Crombie
Australia Dale "deoxiDE" Carta
Australia Matthew "mattcd" Lenard
Australia Joshua "spiKez" Qualischefski

Australia Joshua 'spiKez' Qualischefski
Joshua 'spiKez' Qualischefski
Age:
27
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.96
Maps played:
90
KPR:
0.67
DPR:
0.69
APR:
0.14
Australia Matthew 'mattcd' Lenard
Matthew 'mattcd' Lenard
Age:
25
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.14
Maps played:
209
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.61
APR:
0.09
Australia Chris 'CHRiSOAOW' Forman
Chris 'CHRiSOAOW' Forman
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.99
Maps played:
255
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.17
Australia Dale 'deoxiDE' Carta
Dale 'deoxiDE' Carta
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.12
Maps played:
136
KPR:
0.75
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.18
Australia Michael 'Lightstep' Hall
Michael 'Lightstep' Hall
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.88
Maps played:
272
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
Australia Kyran 'dizzyLife' Crombie
Kyran 'dizzyLife' Crombie
Age:
23
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.15
Maps played:
319
KPR:
0.78
DPR:
0.63
APR:
0.14
#1
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France Celege 
Nice
2017-05-17 14:05
#25
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Brazil DileBani 
Post edited 2017-05-17 14:05:20
2017-05-17 14:23
#43
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
Was expecting Adelaide United, never heard of Crows.
2017-05-17 15:29
#72
duz | 
Australia ResqLAD 
Two different sports bud
2017-05-17 23:57
#76
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
But it says football.
2017-05-18 00:32
it's Australian Football. just youtube AFL. we still call soccer, soccer even tho we know it's football. we already call like 3 sports football. Americanized :(
2017-05-18 04:19
#92
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
Huh, I thought you guys played Rugby? Wallabies vs All Blacks and all that?
2017-05-18 15:08
Some states play Rugby, AFL is a national sport though and unlike Rugby deserves the football title.
2017-05-18 18:53
#97
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
And here I was thinking Rugby was the national sport there. So that's just NZ then? Or do they prefer AFL as well?
2017-05-18 19:54
Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia and half o NSW consider AFL to be "football". QLD and half of NSW consider Rugby League (not Union) to be "football". Everyone considers Union to be a form of "football". Real football only really exists in a small community. Hope that clears stuff up.
2017-05-18 23:22
got 3 types of football, rugby union (the one you're thinking about), rugby league (NRL) and AFL. we don't have 1 national sport we have multiple, especially depending on where you live in the country. if you were to narrow it down AFL/rugby league (NRL) and of course cricket are our national sports. NZ is very similar, they play what we play (except for AFL) because they have no other country to play haha fun fact: AFL was invented due to the cricket off season, they needed something to play and keep fit during the winter and this is why some of the sydney cricket ground grandstands were.. or still are reversible. Cricket on 1 side 1 half of the year, AFL on the other the other half.
2017-05-19 06:57
#107
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Netherlands HetIsPatat 
I see. That's very interesting. All I knew about AUS+NZ is that they're not really that good at (European) football, but I always see them perform well at the Rugby World Cup. But the situation sounds way more confusing than that lmao.
2017-05-19 11:47
we're good at like every sport except for real football :( but it wasn't seen as a manly sport before and now blokes dont care. so i assume our team will hopefully pick up in their game over the next 5-10 years with the next generation coming through.
2017-05-19 12:36
#2
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Mongolia Tendies 
wow, not bad
2017-05-17 14:05
#3
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Ukraine f0wlie 
Nice
2017-05-17 14:05
expetced
2017-05-17 14:05
hahahaha holy shit
2017-05-17 14:05
#8
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CIS NaVi_Boss 
ez
2017-05-17 14:05
Ez for adelaide
2017-05-17 14:06
Boy what the fuck is an AFL team buying legacy for wtf
2017-05-17 14:06
#33
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Australia Dubzayy 
LOOL
2017-05-17 14:44
Haha wtf
2017-05-17 15:49
#69
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Australia omag 
they have more than a cs team
2017-05-17 20:00
Why would they pick this shit team up
2017-05-17 14:06
#18
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Australia aucs 
lol team included.
2017-05-17 14:11
#39
Australia DubL 
their lol team good?
2017-05-17 15:11
#71
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Denmark silfize 
Second best AU team, but OCE lol teams are garbage
2017-05-17 20:56
#80
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Australia kTw0 
OCE>NA>EU no kappa
2017-05-18 03:53
#87
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Australia Raychippy5 
0/8
2017-05-18 07:32
#91
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Australia kTw0 
fair
2017-05-18 15:01
#100
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New Zealand fuckislam 
hes right cause asians are good at lol and australia is being taken over by asians
2017-05-19 04:28
#12
Germany LuK@ 
NICEEEE
2017-05-17 14:06
Hahaha aussie! aussie! aussie!
2017-05-17 14:06
#14
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Germany felixlulz 
you guys play football over there? lol
2017-05-17 14:08
It's not the same kind as yours
2017-05-17 14:09
#17
720 | 
Germany felixlulz 
let me guess, its humans vs kangaroos or huntsman spiders?
2017-05-17 14:10
Nah mate humans vs humans but we use oblong balls and we can use our hands to mark and hand pass
2017-05-17 14:14
#30
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Europe RusTwEw 
Rugby I guess
2017-05-17 14:32
its not rugby you idiot its footy
2017-05-17 14:38
#47
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Europe RusTwEw 
I just thought nothing to be idiot in that I guess wew
2017-05-17 15:41
Aww hell no. Rugby is stupid. We don't have to run in lines or pass backwards. We can go anywhere on the field and kick and pass in any direction also we play on an oval not a rectangle
2017-05-17 14:38
Yea and any team that isnt in the top 5 look fucking atrocious playing and its unbearable to watch. Finals of afl are the only matches worth watching
2017-05-17 15:56
It is the worst version of football in the world. I might not have said so 20 years ago, but now there is essentially no kicking aside from shots on goal, the skill has evaporated from the game in favour of athleticism. On top of that you have the politicisation of the game: indigenous round, woman's round, poofters round, multicultural round. It's garbage. I just hope that the AFL corporation itself stays clear of e-sports tournament organising in Australia, GAYFL is completely cucked.
2017-05-17 16:28
Queensland or New South Wales
2017-05-17 16:54
VIC. Don't kid yourself mate, AFL is not what it used to be.
2017-05-17 17:13
Sure every sport is different from where it was 20 years ago but I'd rather watch any home and away match now than say the 1987 grand final.
2017-05-17 17:16
There's no accounting for taste. Yours is shit.
2017-05-17 19:04
#81
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Australia kTw0 
We play football. But some panzies in our country like to call handegg football. AFL and NRL are dying and real football has the same attendances on most occassions.
2017-05-18 03:54
LOL same attendance ? you must be joking , A League grand final didnt even get more than at MCG for a regular season afl game
2017-05-18 16:05
The average attendance for the A-League in 2016 was almost exactly 1/3 of the AFL so I don't know how you figure they have the same attendance on most occasions...
2017-05-18 19:02
#99
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Australia kTw0 
Talk to me when your shithouse sport is popular in more than two states, sweaty
2017-05-19 04:15
some butthurt soccer kid. LOL I mean it's my favorite sport too but why are you taking this personal hahaha?
2017-05-19 07:01
#105
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Australia kTw0 
soccer? it is called football mate :)
2017-05-19 07:23
+1 lol I was just pointing out his blatant false statement, I actually like both sports but it would seem Australia prefers AFL.
2017-05-26 20:44
Free kick Hawthorne
2017-05-17 14:09
Up the doggies
2017-05-17 15:50
why do they use the scottish guy instead of emagine or something?
2017-05-17 14:12
six figures for a shit team lul
2017-05-17 14:14
#73
duz | 
Australia ResqLAD 
Take a guess why no english clubs have taken an interest in english teams :^)
2017-05-18 00:00
#82
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Australia kTw0 
o shit get destroyed ^ UK LUL
2017-05-18 03:56
#22
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Brazil BuddyINSANE 
nice! good luck!
2017-05-17 14:17
Lmao paying for legacy. Some people just have money to throw away hey
2017-05-17 14:17
how much tier is this team?
2017-05-17 14:19
ez game 10-5
2017-05-17 14:23
I used to root for these guys when I lived there :(
2017-05-17 14:26
This deal is probably more focused at their LoL team and Infrastructure/Management. Their CS team is still pretty fresh.
2017-05-17 14:28
2017-05-17 15:07
#49
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Cyprus Swishh_ 
It hasn't come out yet.
2017-05-17 15:45
#34
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Australia weapon_ 
Interesting.. wouldnt suprise me if someone knows a afl player and has gotten in there ear how big esports is.. and gone back to the team management..
2017-05-17 14:52
#111
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Australia evaD3 
XD
2017-05-23 20:46
#35
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African Union mikecool 
Carn' the Crows... xD
2017-05-17 14:58
Jacobs wins the tap out, down to Sloane who gets it out with a centimetre perfect clearance into the 50 and hits Lightstep lace out on the chest, he'll line up from 50 looking toward planting on the A site
2017-05-17 15:00
#40
Australia DubL 
lmaoooo
2017-05-17 15:13
LMAOO
2017-05-17 15:50
Could you imagine BT commentating CS
2017-05-17 16:56
+111111
2017-05-18 01:00
#37
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World smash143 
Kochie is fuming. It's only fitting that Port now try buy the chiefs to one up the crows.
2017-05-17 15:03
#41
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Peru 2loro2 
replace spiKez with a better player and boom. They are at top 5 NA
2017-05-17 15:15
I mean this is great for Aussie sports but why Legacy? Surely there's a better Australian team they could afford
2017-05-17 15:19
legacy league of legends team is best in aus, this csgo team is trash
2017-05-17 15:34
Still in the top 4 csgo teams in aus atm, sure with a few pickups they could compete internationally
2017-05-17 16:21
top 4? chiefs, tm, darksided, avant, iM and athletico are all better than this bunch
2017-05-17 16:32
#83
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Australia kTw0 
Chiefs and DireWolves are arguably better at LoL. Chiefs has a decent cs team, so that would have been a better pickup imo.
2017-05-18 03:57
#44
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Australia Benjipops 
I guess the crows are already sick of winning so they pick up a loosing org... Wake me up when we have the fremantle Chiefs
2017-05-17 15:32
wake me up when we got west coast athletico
2017-05-17 15:43
#46
Australia rabz 
It could be worse..... It could have been Collingwood....
2017-05-17 15:41
Lol AFL team
2017-05-17 15:57
#56
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Kazakhstan dc7 
theyre having tournaments at etihad nobody knew?
2017-05-17 16:15
what the actual fuck
2017-05-17 16:33
LOOOOOL
2017-05-17 16:57
west coke eagles bid for a team too?
2017-05-17 17:05
#84
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Australia kTw0 
West coke eagles? All Gayfl teams have the following: - drugged players - drugged fans - racist fans - wife beating players - wife beating fans If you dont have all of those elements it isnt really an AFL team. It is just a bunch of panzies playing an irrelevant sport that is popular in one state, maybe two.
2017-05-18 03:58
no shit a bunch of ex swans players came into my bar last night and were the biggest bunch of cunts. one guy tried for 30 mins to convince his WHITE mate that he was an indigenous australian because he was "aussie", fucking sport of retards trying to catch a ball.
2017-05-19 13:54
Etihad stadium? Fuck GL trying to fill 50k+ people to watch video sports
2017-05-17 20:34
caaarn the crows
2017-05-18 00:20
How long until Essendon Bombers sign a team then lose them to doping and drug addictions?
2017-05-18 00:21
#77
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Australia spraynpray 
About 15 minutes after they sign them there will be a scandal.
2017-05-18 00:39
LMAO :-p but nah it's West Coast Eagles who have the druggies, Bombers would use hacks and call them tactical supplements
2017-05-18 18:49
#88
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Australia c0meatm3_Bro 
this is good for legacy and will have no effect on the crows to be honest. the crows are one of the more wealthy AFL teams in the AFL so spending money on an e-sport team would be like giving a child an allowance.
2017-05-18 08:40
AFL = biggest sports league AU nice meme
2017-05-18 12:04
not expected.
2017-05-19 07:00
Lmao an afl team? Wtf
2017-05-19 07:10
So many Australian flags in one thread
2017-05-19 07:24
#110
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Australia evaD3 
Wtf LOL
2017-05-23 20:44
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