News recently broke that Team Bliss and The Chiefs have merged to create an esports powerhouse organization in the Oceania region.
Team Bliss and The Chiefs merge to create the “ANZ powerhouse”
This is undoubtedly amazing news for the esports world. The Chiefs have merged with their rivals, Team Bliss; both organizations will work hand in hand to create a powerhouse for the region.
The agreement between Team Bliss and The Chiefs was announced on September 15 in a statement published by Team Bliss on their X/Twitter account. Completely unexpectedly, and at a time when esports are most volatile, the two organizations announced their merger due to the stagnation after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our greatest rival becomes a part of the family. 🤝
Today we announce the acquisition of @ChiefsESC and the dawn of a new day for Oceanic esports.
More information on this historic moment below 👇 pic.twitter.com/Jb8AFgeKvw
— Team Bliss (@TeamBliss_ES) September 15, 2023
From the first moment Team Bliss joined the LoL Oceania circuit at the beginning of 2023, The Chiefs has been one of its strongest rivals. While The Chiefs managed to win two championships, Team Bliss had an impressive debut in the league. This team managed to finish behind The Chiefs. Unfortunately, these two teams did not perform well in the Pacific Championship Series.
On the other hand, the team’s AD made a joke on his Twitter account amid Team Bliss’ announcement of the merger. Samil “Leemas” Kip commented, “If you can’t beat them, buy them.” with this joke, the player referenced the two finals they had lost.
If we can’t beat them, buy them. https://t.co/4oTN1X3eZx
— leemas (@kingleemas) September 15, 2023
End of the rivalry between Team Bliss and The Chiefs
The rivalry between Team Bliss and The Chiefs has ended, thanks to Riot Games’ interest policies. Due to the merger between the teams, The Chiefs team is now a subsidiary of Team Bliss, meaning only one team can be enrolled in the LCO. Now, some players could be released in case there is no tier-two tournament. It is not known how this merger will take place at the moment. However, it is important to note that some player contracts end in November.
The future of The Chiefs
Recently, The Chiefs’ brand manager, Aiden Hiko, revealed in an interview that both organizations will continue to operate independently. In addition, Hiko has revealed that with this merger, the two organizations will grow more than ever before. On the other hand, Hiko commented that his organization is very happy to work with Team Bliss, who share his passion for esports and have the same aspirations in the industry.
However, the teams’ future will be known before the start of the 2024 season. We still have to wait to know who will be the players in this important squad.
About Team Bliss and The Chiefs
Team Bliss made its big debut in Oceania esports in 2019. This organization started with VALORANT, Rocket League, PUBG, Rainbow Six Siege, and LoL teams. Since its creation, Team Bliss has focused on young people turning their hobbies, such as esports, into a professional career.
The Chiefs made their debut in Oceania esports in 2014. This organization has established itself as one of the best in the region over the years, participating in various video games such as CS:GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, LoL, and Rocket League.