OPL champions Legacy Esports to face off against All-Stars in charity event

Legacy Esports will be eyeing off some of the region’s best League of Legends talent, with the OPL Split 1 2020 champions taking on an All-Star squad in the name of charity.

Legacy’s title defense will be mounted early for a good cause. As part of the Mid-Season Streamathon ⁠— the replacement for MSI 2020 ⁠— the reigning champions will take on Oceania’s finest in a showmatch like no other.

The community will vote on 10 players to make up the OPL All-Star roster, who will then duke it out for the rights to play against Legacy. 

The best player in each role from the best-of-three exhibition match on May 23 will face off against the Split 1 champions on May 30 at 12pm AEST.

Voting for the initial All-Star showmatch will be open until May 21. A maximum of two players from each OPL team will be allowed onto the All-Star roster that takes on Legacy.

The Mid-Season Streamathon is aiming to raise funds for the Riot Games Social Impact Fund, to be distributed to organizations that are “addressing COVID relief efforts.” 

The 48 hour live-stream will feature exhibition matches from North America, Europe, SEA, and Japan, as well as talent showdowns across Turkey, Brazil, Latin America, and the CIS.

The Mid-Season Cup, held between the top four LCK and LPL teams from Korea and China, will also take place during the Streamathon.

The All-Star exhibition match will take place on May 23 at 7pm AEST, and will be streamed live on the Legacy Esports Twitch channel

The showmatch between Legacy and the All-Stars will go live on May 30 at 12pm AEST on the official Riot Games channel.

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ProducerJosh Swift
Andrew Amos
Andrew Amos
After joining Snowball in mid-2018, Andrew "Ducky" Amos has fast become one of our region's best esports writers. Cutting his teeth in Oceanic Overwatch, he now covers all kinds of esports for publications globally. However, his heart still lays at home, telling the story of Aussies trying to make it big.



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