Chiefs Quarterly Update, March 2022
The first three months of the year have flown by for us at The Chiefs Esports Club, but they have been filled with success across the board. Our League of Legends and Halo squads have dominated their respective scenes, claiming multiple titles and qualifying for international events where we will fly our flag high and make the region proud.
League of Legends
Coming into the first split of the year, we welcomed back our prodigal son, Quin “Raes” Korebrits, after his stint playing in the North American LCS. We also picked up veteran midlaner James “Tally'' Shute from defending champions PEACE, who alongside Raes and fellow recruit, stalwart toplaner Kim “Topoon'' Ji-hoon, were instrumental in Legacy Esports’ back-to-back OPL titles in 2020. Finally to round out the roster, we recruited jungler Park “Arthur” Mi-reu fresh from his time in Korea playing for Hanwha Life Esports in the LCK.
Our high expectations have already been blown out of the water so far this year. Over the LCO's eight-team, triple round-robin tournament, we emerged triumphant in 19 of 21 games, tying the Oceanic record for most dominant season in the process. We’re now eagerly looking ahead to the upcoming playoffs as the top seed, hunting for both the championship title and a spot at the Mid-Season Invitational in South Korea to play against the world’s best.
After entering Halo at the end of last year by picking up the dominant NutriBullet roster, our Chiefs Halo squad has only gone from strength to strength. Since joining The Chiefs, the team has strung together an incredible thirty-match winning streak, claiming victory in all eight tournaments they’ve entered since the beginning of the year.
Our team comprises of veteran players Aleks “Barcode” Krsmanovic, Madison “Madsy” Stone and Tyson “Pipz” Adam, as well as Angus “Slayz” Hodic who replaced Adam “Praties” Osborne ahead of the HCS 2022 Oceania Super tournament earlier in the month.
Our dominance didn’t slow down even with the roster change as we stormed undefeated through Oceania Super. We swept past six teams en route to the title, including rivals Divine Mind, without dropping a single match. That victory also booked us a ticket to the Kansas City Major at the end of April where we’ll compete for international glory alongside storied Halo organisations like FaZe Clan and OpTic Gaming.
Coming off the back of the longest reigning dynasty in Oceanic history, our 2022 campaign has now begun. There were a lot of highlights to draw on in 2021, such as the 4 in a row Oceanic National Champions, or claiming 1st place in stage 3 of the APAC playoffs and securing our spot at the Sweden Major event.
We did make a few roster changes in the offseason. Patrick ‘Warturtle’ Gleeson, or Head Coach has moved into retirement and has handed over the reigns to Todd Francis. We have also replaced key players in Fishoguy and GodLGN with Lachlan ‘Boydy’ Boyd and Kelton ‘Bouncin’ McLachlan. There are big shoes to fill, however we are very confident in the team we have built and are sure we will find further success with this team.
Starting the year off strong we have welcomed AlphaAnton to the Chiefs club and will be working closely with him to develop our Tiktok media. Anton himself has had incredible success on the platform (we are noticing a trend here) - amassing over 350k followers himself.
We hope to use Anton’s knowledge to master our short form content, and begin building our funnel so that other campaigns, such as the McDonalds Stream Week that we worked on in January, can be shared effectively across multiple platforms.
And last, but certainly not least, The Chiefs Country Club
In what has taken up a bulk of the initial few months, we have made the move to Queensland and secured a 4,065m2 luxury property that will double as both a team house and workspace for The Chiefs.
The facility itself looks very similar to a country club, boasting a huge swimming pool, tennis and basketball court, and the team favourite, a 2 keg bar with coolroom and pool table.
Our aim with this facility is to increase the quality of content coming out of The Chiefs, and develop new lines of connection between players and fans. It is already turning out to be an incredible collaboration space for everyone. We even had our Halo team win the 2022 HCS super event live from the house. So now that we are settled, it will be exciting to see what we can start to produce.
On a personal note, The Chiefs have never had a better springboard start to the year than the one we are having now. I am excited to see just how far we can elevate The Club in 2022. We now have the right teams, the right tools, and the right partners to continue to lead esports in the region from the front.
There is no stopping us now.
CEO, The Chiefs Esports Club