Category: Los Angeles Gladiators

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Team Summary

A team assembled by Phoenix 1, the Los Angeles Gladiators are one of the twelve teams in the inaugural season for the Overwatch League. Owned by controversial owner Stan Kroenke, the team is looking to prove doubters wrong by posting a strong showing in the first season of the Overwatch League.

Current Roster

PlayerTeamPosition
Luis “iReMiix” Galarza FigueroaLA GladiatorsTank
Lane “Surefour” RobertsLA GladiatorsDPS
João Pedro “Hydration” Goes TellesLA GladiatorsDPS
Joon-seong “Asher” ChoiLA GladiatorsDPS
Jonas “Shaz” SuovaaraLA GladiatorsSupport/Flex
Benjamin “BigG00se” IsohanniLA GladiatorsSupport
Aaron “Bischu” KimLA GladiatorsTank/Flex

Recent News


Overwatch League: Playoff Implications in Every Match

Day One of Week Two in this fourth and final Stage of the OWL’s inaugural season was a doozie. The surprises continue, as the Brigitte meta seems to be turning the OWL on its head. Dallas improved to 2-1, giving themselves their first over .500 stage record of the season. Los Angeles Valiant took down the Florida Mayhem to improve their lead over the Seoul Dynasty in the Pacific Division. To finish the night Los Angeles’s other team the Gladiators took down the Houston Outlaws, improving their playoff chances.

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Austin White
Austin White is Overwatchscore’s ‘London Spitfire’ beat writer. An avid esports fan and gamer, Austin spends his free time playing, watching, and writing about video games. You can find his articles both at Overwatchscore as well as EGF. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.

The Seoul Dynasty are in for a Hell of a Week as Houston’s Hot Streak is Put to the Test: Watch Out! (S4W2)

What a stage it’s been so far, huh? I kinda (and by kinda I mean definitely) regret missing Watch Out last week, but final exams wait for no man, even if there were amazing Overwatch games to cover. With those finals now totally (hopefully) passed, it’s time to take a look at this week’s matches!

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Brandon Padilla
Brandon has followed competitive gaming since 2008 and has been featured several times in PCGamer Magazine, and has bylines with The Game Haus and Afterwatch. His mix of in-depth analysis and experienced opinions lends itself well to coverage of the Overwatch League.Follow Brandon on Twitter!

Overwatch League – Los Angeles Gladiators continue to dominate while the Seoul Dynasty are unable to find their footing – S4W1D3

Los Angeles Gladiators are definitely the team with the best chances to get this number one spot in Stage 4. After winning 3-1 vs. the San Francisco Shock on Wednesday, they continued to dominate the series against the Dallas Fuel.

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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!
Los Angeles Gladiators Shields Up

Coaching In The Overwatch League With DPei, Head Coach of the Los Angeles Gladiators | Overwatch League | Video

I got a chance to chat with David ‘DPei’ Pei, Head Coach of the Los Angeles Gladiators about Coaching in the Overwatch League. We discuss the different subject matter a coach can focus on, work-life balance, the evolution of the coaching role in Overwatch, and a bunch more. This is part of episode one of OWL Things Considered, an Overwatch Podcast, and Youtube Show.

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Sam 'Taco' Owens
Sam 'Taco' Owens is a lifelong gamer who has been playing Blizzard titles for over 20 years. Co-founder of Overwatchscore and content-creator, Taco loves taking a quantitative approach with his analysis. Follow Taco on Twitter!
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Building An Overwatch World Cup Team With DPei, Head Coach of the Los Angeles Gladiators | Overwatch League | Video

I got a chance to chat with David ‘DPei’ Pei, Head Coach of the Los Angeles Gladiators about his plan for building the United States Overwatch World Cup team should he get the opportunity, the differences between coaching a World Cup team vs an Overwatch League team, and his thoughts on sleeper countries. This is part of episode one of OWL Things Considered, an Overwatch Podcast, and Youtube Show.

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Sam 'Taco' Owens
Sam 'Taco' Owens is a lifelong gamer who has been playing Blizzard titles for over 20 years. Co-founder of Overwatchscore and content-creator, Taco loves taking a quantitative approach with his analysis. Follow Taco on Twitter!

Overwatch League – Los Angeles Valiant Declaw Seoul Dynasty – S4W1D1

As Stage 4 of the Overwatch League kicked off the teams have both the Stage Finals and the Inaugural Season Playoffs on their minds and in sight. While the path to the playoffs is easy for the very top teams of the New York Excelsior and Boston Uprising, the teams in the middle are all very much in contention and gunning to lock their own places in history. The new stage means a new patch and this time it includes the long anticipated availability and Overwatch League debut of Brigitte Lindholm.

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Dave Av3 M0rt3m Konig
Dave “Av3 M0rt3m” Konig is a recovering medic who has returned to gaming after a hiatus spent adulting. Huge fan of FPS and RTS, he can often be found romping in MechWarrior Online, eliminating rebel scum in Battlefront II, decrypting engrams from energy drink promotions in Destiny 2, and channels his inner tank to D.va in Overwatch on Twitch. He also occasionally spouts prolific 140-character sage advice on the Twitter, with long form rage and pontification at his gaming blog. When not doing any of that, he’s usually playing Mercy IRL

The LA Gladiators Will Keep their Shields Up for Stage 4- Overwatch League Predictions with Nina “Missie” Schneider

Stage 4 is starting today, which means it’s time for new predictions! It feels like with every stage it gets harder and harder to predict which teams will find their way to the top of the leaderboard. Some teams are improving, some are in a slump. With a new patch, and most likely a completely new meta, we could see a lot of changes.

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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!
Los Angeles Gladiators

How David ‘DPei’ Pei Became The Head Coach Of The Los Angeles Gladiators | Overwatch League | Video

I got a chance to chat with David ‘DPei’ Pei, Head Coach of the Los Angeles Gladiators about his background, how he got into eSports and how he ended up as the Head Coach of an Overwatch League team. This is part of episode one of OWL Things Considered, an Overwatch Podcast, and Youtube Show.

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Sam 'Taco' Owens
Sam 'Taco' Owens is a lifelong gamer who has been playing Blizzard titles for over 20 years. Co-founder of Overwatchscore and content-creator, Taco loves taking a quantitative approach with his analysis. Follow Taco on Twitter!

Watch Out!: Stage Three Playoffs Edition

With stage four still days away, you might be jones-ing for your next Overwatch fix. I don’t know about you guys, but I’ve gone and rewatched the stage three playoffs one or two (or four) times already, and let me tell you- you notice something new every time!

To help you streamline your Overwatch fix process, here’s a recap of all the stage three playoffs moments. A concentrated dose of gaming goodness, you might say. Enjoy! Read more …

Brandon Padilla
Brandon has followed competitive gaming since 2008 and has been featured several times in PCGamer Magazine, and has bylines with The Game Haus and Afterwatch. His mix of in-depth analysis and experienced opinions lends itself well to coverage of the Overwatch League.Follow Brandon on Twitter!
Los Angeles Gladiators

“Awareness is by far the most important skill a DVA player can have” | Interview With Bischu from the Los Angeles Gladiators | Overwatch League

I got the chance to chat with Aaron “Bischu” Kim after their match against the Florida Mayhem in Week Five of Stage Three of the Overwatch League. Bischu is a remarkably likable guy, with great insight into his team’s performance, coping with the rigors of the Overwatch League and much more.

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Sam 'Taco' Owens
Sam 'Taco' Owens is a lifelong gamer who has been playing Blizzard titles for over 20 years. Co-founder of Overwatchscore and content-creator, Taco loves taking a quantitative approach with his analysis. Follow Taco on Twitter!
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