Ministry of Sport

Samsung Australia Renews Legacy Esports Sponsorship

Legacy Esports, one of Australia’s fastest-growing esports teams, has renewed its sponsorship with Samsung Electronics Australia for a third consecutive year.

Both brands are stepping into the new decade with plans to further develop the Australian team and the local esports community.

The announcement builds on Samsung Australia and Legacy Esports’ work during the past two years to help grow and develop the team’s competitive and grass-roots community gaming programs.

Together, both brands are now looking to raise the bar to the next level and strengthen Legacy Esports’ presence in the global esports scene.

“As we enter a new decade, we’ll see esports continue to grow in Australia capturing the attention of more gamers and viewers, and our commitment to Legacy Esports is to continue supporting their growth and help them make the unachievable possible,” Director of Display and Memory Solutions, Samsung Electronics Australia, Phil Gaut, said.

“Our renewed partnership with Legacy Esports is a step further in that direction, fueled by their unwavering passion for gaming and eagerness to represent Australia.”

Samsung will continue to equip Legacy Esports gaming teams with NVMe M.2 SSDs and curved gaming monitors, aiming to help bolster player immersion and to help bring a new level of competitive gaming in 2020.

“We look forward to the future as we move into the third year of our partnership with Samsung and are excited about what we can continue to achieve together,” Head of Esports, Legacy Esports, Tim Wendel, said.

“The support we have received from Samsung has been fundamental to the development of our athletes and we can’t wait to explore new ways to collaborate.”

Last year, as part of the partnership, and for the first time, Samsung embarked on a global gaming development experience by hosting Legacy Esports on a tour to the epicentre of gaming, Seoul, Korea. Legacy Esports met with the elite esports team, Gen.G, and gained insights about their training programs and had a workshop with the Korean athletes and coaching staff.

Samsung has also collaborated with Legacy Esports over the past two years for PAX, Melbourne, showcasing the team’s talent on the arena stage and at the Samsung booth.

Shaun Carney

Shaun Carney