28 March 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mogul Joins Forces with AFL Team-Owned Legacy Esports to Spearhead New Tournament Model
Leading esports platform, Mogul, has partnered with a top AFL-owned esports team, heralding a new generation in esports tournaments.
Mogul, which recently completed its AU$275,000 tournament series, is launching a first of its kind tournament model, where players can have the once in a lifetime opportunity and go head-to-head with professional esports players.
Players from Legacy Esports, owned by AFL Football team the Adelaide Crows, will spearhead this tournament model competing in the popular online video game Fortnite. Kicking off in the coming weeks, Legacy players will not only play on the world’s first fully automated tournament platform for cash prizes, but their fans and members of the public will be pitted against Legacy’s top Fortnite team with tens of thousands of dollars worth of Razer laptops on the line for the victors.
This partnership will be mutually beneficial for Legacy Esports and Mogul as they join forces to devise and orchestrate ongoing community engagements and charitable events, pushing Mogul deeper into the esports scene as well as the sporting landscape.
Mogul Chief Strategy and Commercial Officer, Jamie Skella, said:
“Mogul couldn’t be prouder to work together with the iconic Legacy Esports as a landmark partnership for the region. One of many forthcoming partnerships of this kind, it represents our ability to support the industry with market-leading tournament technology, and have industry actors share in our success as we grow. This partnership model is truly win-win in nature – I’m excited about the role it will play as an economic accelerator for everyone involved.”
Legacy Esports Chief Operations Officer, Nigel Smart, said:
“We’re extremely excited to partner with Mogul and look forward to working with the Mogul team to drive innovation, creativity and excitement around the Mogul platform.”
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Mogul is an ASX listed (ASX: ESH) esports media and software business, with an initial focus on Australia, Asia and Latin America. At its core is Mogul – the world’s best tournament and matchmaking platform with full automation for major esports titles.
Esports is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. According to Newzoo, it’s estimated that in 2018 there were 2.3 billion gamers across all platforms globally, and the global games market was estimated to be worth over US$137.9 billion.
About the Mogul Tournament Platform Technology
Mogul is proud to be the world’s best online esports tournament platform offering not only full tournament automation but also state of the art esports empowering social features. Given strong game-publisher relationships, Mogul is already deeply integrated with the leading global esports titles, and is the only platform that allows completely automated tournament play and results across multiple games.
The top-class technology stack enables esports fans to compete and organise tournaments with ease. Esports enthusiasts can also follow streamers and elite esports results from around the globe. The platform deeply integrates with game title APIs (application programming interface) and rich features to provide gamers with the best user experience possible, including:
- Automated gameplay experience
- Multiple tournament modes
- Friendly esports communities
- Lifetime player statistics
- Achievements, ranks and rewards
- Match reminder notifications
- Easy tournament administrative access.
Mogul can also provide semi-automated brackets for any game including mobile (e.g. Vainglory) and console (e.g. NBA 2k) titles for strategic partners and brands.
About Legacy Esports
Legacy Esports is one of the most established and successful organisations in the burgeoning Oceanic Region.
The team formerly known as Avant Garde Ascension officially became Legacy Esports in 2014. Since then, the team has experienced immediate and long-lasting success in the Oceanic Region.
The team’s goal is to build a brand that both players and fans can get behind as they represent Oceania internationally.
Legacy Esports has been the International WildCard Representative for 2014, and has played in the finals of the OPL every split to date, as well as having team members compete in the international All Stars event, and represent OPL in the Rift Rivals 2017 event in Vietnam.
Legacy Esports has a range of teams catering to a wide fan base including League of Legends, Fortnite, Overwatch and StarCraft II.
In 2017, AFL Club the Adelaide Crows bought Legacy Esports which was a first for the Australian mainstream sporting landscape.