Category: Los Angeles Gladiators

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Team Summary

With strong play and dedicated local fans, the Los Angeles Gladiators swung their way to a top 6 finish in the first season of the Overwatch League. With a multinational, multilingual roster that oozed charisma and talent, the Gladiators gained, if nothing, fans across the world. With top-tier Finnish support line Shaz and Biggoose, coupled with Surefour and Hydration’s devastating DPS, they gave a consistently great performance across the first season. New additions to the team include former KongDoo Panthera players Void and Decay, who may make the Gladiators a top team in the second season.

Current Roster

PlayerTeamPosition
Lane “Surefour” RobertsLA GladiatorsDPS
Kang “Void” Jun-wooLA GladiatorsTank
João Pedro “Hydration” Goes TellesLA GladiatorsDPS
Jonas “Shaz” SuovaaraLA GladiatorsSupport/Flex
Jang “Decay” Gui-unLA GladiatorsDPS
Gye “rOar” Chang-hoonLA GladiatorsTank
Benjamin “BigG00se” IsohanniLA GladiatorsSupport
Aaron “Bischu” KimLA GladiatorsTank/Flex

Recent News


The Great Jebait: LA Gladiators Turn OWL Twitter Upside-Down

Okay, just to be clear, I am the hypewoman for the Los Angeles Valiant, but like my mama always said, “Game recognize game.”

So, as I am casually scrolling the hell that is Twitter and talking to my friends, Suddenly, I read this bombshell of a tweet:

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Brittany
Brittany "Briggsycakes" Gonzalez is a litta bitta switcha hitta Trinirican winna from Philly/New York who now resides in California as the Los Angeles Valiant's official hypewoman/meme victim. She can easily be bribed with apple pie and macaroni and cheese and thrives when writing about her own personal experiences regarding humanity's place in the esports/social media age. Don't @ her unprepared. Follow Briggsy on Twitter here.
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LA Gladiators Dpei: Playoffs, Season 2 and Beyond

Welcome back! In part two of our in-depth interview with Gladiators Head Coach David “Dpei” Pei, we broke down the Gladiators’ playoff performance and their next steps as a team. You can review part one here. Enjoy!

 

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Daniel
Daniel is life long game player and day dreamer living in St. Paul, MN. He holds a Masters in Writing for Children and Young Adult from Hamline University and writes scripts for both comics and plays. He enjoys playing competitive Overwatch, even if he isn't so great, and enjoys hosting friends for couch co-op gaming. Check him out on Twitter!

LA Gladiators Dpei: Season 1, Player Fatigue, the Gladiator Mindset (Part 1 of 2)

The LA Gladiators finished the inaugural season in fourth place overall, earning a spot in the seatson playoffs before losing in the first round to the London Spitfire. Gladiators Head Coach David “Dpei” Pei sat down with us here at Overwatchscore to talk about their first season. Part one of the extensive interview focuses on the Gladiators’ intense regular season, and Dpei’s growth as a coach. Check back in tomorrow for part two of the interview, where we discuss the playoffs and plans for Season 2!

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Daniel
Daniel is life long game player and day dreamer living in St. Paul, MN. He holds a Masters in Writing for Children and Young Adult from Hamline University and writes scripts for both comics and plays. He enjoys playing competitive Overwatch, even if he isn't so great, and enjoys hosting friends for couch co-op gaming. Check him out on Twitter!

Fissure Leaves LA Gladiators, Signs to Seoul Dynasty

In a shock move announced on Twitter today, LA Gladiators main tank Chan-Hyung “Fissure” Baek has been released from his team and signed with the Seoul Dynasty. The most handsome and best tank in the Overwatch League will now play on an all Korean team, something Fissure has reportedly wanted since before the season playoffs. Read more …

Billy
Billy "Korjubzot" Walker is a journalism student with a newfound passion for esports, based in Queensland, Australia. He spends most of his time playing RPGs, competitive shooters and platformers, and he always thanks his healers.
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Los Angeles Gladiators – Hydration talks “The Great Bamboozle” and Preparing for Season 2

Wednesday, July 11th. The Gladiators faced off against the London Spitfire in their first playoff match.

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Olivia Richman
Olivia is a professional journalist and editor who loves playing video games and watching esports, especially the OWL. When she isn’t writing or gaming, Olivia enjoys hanging out with her ugly cat, eating sushi and traveling across the country to compete in Pokemon TCG tournaments.

Seagull Will Not Play in All-Star Weekend

Brandon “Seagull’ Larned, formerly of the Dallas Fuel, announced his retirement from Overwatch League last week. However, there was still hope among fans that he would join the all-star weekend at the end of the summer. He is not playing and some roster updates followed.

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Garrett 'Mash' Fuller
Garrett 'Mash' Fuller is an industry veteran having worked with a ton of companies including MMORPG.com and Ten Ton Hammer. He brings Overwatchscore a wealth of experience and passion for Overwatch!Follow Mash on Twitter!

London Spitfires are Back in the Fight

By the End of Match two, both the London Spitfire and the Los Angeles Gladiators have each taken a match win from the other. The outcome of this quarter-final match remained all but decided. That is until, London came alive. 

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Darien
Darien first entered the competitive gaming scene playing Pokemon, and fell in love with Hearthstone and Overwatch soon after. After enrolling in his University's esports program, he became captivated by the Overwatch League, and now he's ready to make his mark on the scene with insightful, informative features.

It’s coming home? London Spitfire Dominate the Gladiators in Second Match

After a rather disappointing start from the London Spitifre in their first Playoff match, they had to change things up. The Gladiators themselves came in as the clear favorites this times around. And what a great match that was, the Spitfire finally back to playing as a unit, with great plays from each player. Especially Birdring and Profit played out of their minds and had some of the best games in a while. A well-deserved win in the second match, which will be decided in the third and last match.

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Nina Schneider
Life-long gamer, mostly into FPS and team-oriented games. Played Overwatch from the beginning and followed it ever since, so I live and breathe the game. I love reading and writing, work in IT and am a mother of cats 😀 Follow Nina On Twitter!

Fissure Clears the Air Regarding Benching Rumors

LA Gladiator’s main tank Chan-hyung “Fissure” Baek has spoken out on stream about the rumors behind his benching in today’s quarter-final match against the London Spitfire.

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Billy
Billy "Korjubzot" Walker is a journalism student with a newfound passion for esports, based in Queensland, Australia. He spends most of his time playing RPGs, competitive shooters and platformers, and he always thanks his healers.

No Fissure, No Problem: The LA Gladiators Make Quick Work of the London Spitfire in their First Quarterfinal

Game 2 of the Overwatch League Quarterfinals began before either team stepped on stage. The rivalry between the London Spitfire and the Los Angeles Gladiators is steeped in history – a history that centers on Gladiators main tank Chan-hyung “Fissure” Baek. After trading Fissure to LA after Stage 1, the Spitfire have never won a match against their former teammate. That record was on pace to continue, until the Gladiators released an explosive statement right before the match.

 

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Ash Parrish
Ash is an esports journalist and unrepentant underdog supporter. She loves all things Overwatch and has a soft spot for the abysmal Shanghai Dragons. Find her shouting about her love for Geguri on her Twitter profile here.
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