It looks like North American teams are taking notice of Oceanic League of Legends.
Echo Fox, a major NA esports organisation owned by Rick Fox, has requested Lawrence ‘Lost’ Hui and James ‘Tally’ Schute participate in their player bootcamp, potentially as try-outs for their Challenger squad. The Challenger squad is a ten person roster, run in conjunction with the Echo Fox NA LCS team.
“We can confirm that both Tally and Lost are heading to NA and we wish them all the best in Echo Fox’s bootcamp,” said Tim Wendel, Head of Legacy Esports. “As an Esports organisation in OCE we empathise with players wanting to test themselves against international competition. Our purpose is to bring people together to create great things and we encourage our players to make the most of these opportunities”.
This is a huge opportunity for the local players, but regardless of whether they find a home in the Echo Fox, the opportunity is invaluable. Gaining experience playing with and against NA teams is something Oceania rarely experiences, and bringing that knowledge home can only benefit the team.
Living in the Echo Fox house and training for two weeks will give the two quite the insight into what makes the NA League of Legends scene so strong.
This would be a real asset to the Legacy League of Legends team ahead of the 2018 OPL season as they may be looking for up to three new players for their roster. With the promotion of Tim ‘Carbon’ Wendel from the team to Head of Esports at the Adelaide Football Club.
As yet there’s no set date for the reveal of Echo Fox’s plans from this bootcamp, but we wish Lost and Tally luck. We’ll be sure to provide updates on the outcomes and what it means for Legacy Esports as soon as we’re able.