Legacy Esports have completed the signing of Australian mid lane prospect James “Halo” Giacoumakis on a six-month deal, the defending Oceanic Pro League champions confirmed on Thursday afternoon.
The 21-year-old, who finished first in the Oceanic Challenger Series regular season with Mammoth Academy in 2019, last played under Legacy’s banner as part of their ‘Genesis’ development roster two years ago. He has yet to make his official OPL debut.
Snowball Esports understands Halo will share time with current Legacy mid laner James “Tally” Shute, who role-swapped into the team’s central position midway through the org’s success title challenge in Split 1.
“I’m excited to work with this group of talented players and I’m sure we can bring home another trophy with hard work,” the newly-signed Legacy mid laner said of his six-month deal with the defending champions.
Legacy’s head of esports Tim “Carbon” Wendell, who played alongside Halo on the 2018 Genesis roster, said he was “excited” to be welcoming the Academy mid laner back to the organisation.
“[Halo] has been super impressive in solo queue recently, and will give us another option in mid,” Carbon said. “Tally has been an important part of our success this year. Halo will help to round out our champion pool in mid lane.”
Legacy have continued their Split 1 dominance in the second half of the Oceanic Pro League 2020 season so far. The champs have marched to a 9–1 record in the first five weeks. Their only defeat, a 44-minute epic, came at the hands of Order last Friday.
Halo is in line to make his OPL debut this weekend, when Legacy take on Mammoth first up on Friday. The champs will also face this season’s surprise package, Pentanet.GG, during Saturday’s matchday fixtures.