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


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.

Los Angeles Gladiators Sub in iRemiix for Fissure in Tonight’s Playoff Match

In a tweet from the L.A. Gladiators they are replacing Fissure, their top tank with iRemiix in their starting line up. Here are the details.

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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!

Los Angeles Gladiators – Playoff Breakdown

When the Overwatch League began I remember watching a few Los Angeles Gladiators matches and thinking to myself “Man, this team seems to have a lot of good pieces but something seems to be missing with their main tank play.” In Stage 1 the Gladiators had a few shining moments but were a very middle of the pack team. They finished 8th with a few good wins under their belt but they weren’t able to make much of an impact. However, things changed throughout the season and now they are looking at the playoffs. 

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Eren
Kenobi has been gaming since he could hold a PS1 controller. Currently studying Game design, he's been in love with Overwatch since beta and loves writing and talking about it with anyone. He's also an Overwatch color caster who has cast Open Division and Chinese Contenders Season 2.

Los Angeles Gladiators – Fissure Interview

Los Angeles Gladiators have set their sights on the Overwatch League playoff picture. We talk to Chan-hyung “Fissure” Baek about the teams hopes and some strategy on his Winston mastery. Here is what he had to say.

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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!

Overwatch League – Stage 4 Wrap Up and Playoffs

The final weekend of Stage 4 saw a lot of intense matches and a lot of changes to the teams gunning for playoff hopes. We are now set and have our final six teams ready. However, Stage 4 showed a lot of promise on what this league could be in the future. With teams coming back like the Dallas Fuel, and the L.A. Valiant topping NYXL in the last match.

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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!

Overwatch League – Can Fuel Claim Their Spot? – Stage 4 Week 5

The final week of Stage 4 began tonight leading into the finals as well as the Grand Final playoffs. Here is how the matches played out on Wednesday night!

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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!

RogueBludger’s OWL Power Rankings

These rankings are highly fluid, not necessarily indicative of League positioning, and based on what I see during play. Like all Power Rankings, a team on a hot streak may find themselves higher than one with more wins, just as a team on a cold streak may be relegated lower on the list than their Table position would suggest. If you disagree, let me know. If you agree, well let me know too so we can laugh at those who don’t. Read more …

Austin White
Austin White is Overwatchscore’s senior beat writer, mostly covering the London Spitfire and Toronto Defiant. 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.

Sharpen Your Spurs, Outlaws- the Dallas Fuel Are Coming: Watch Out! S4W4

This. Week. Phew. We have got some intense Overwatch ahead of us.

I think the end of the season is really starting to hit me. It feels like I wrote the first Watch Out a week or two ago, not during Christmas… the passage of time sure is something, eh?
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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!
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