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


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!
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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!
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“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!

Overwatch League – Boston Uprising vs Los Angeles Gladiators – S3W5

Boston Uprising sit one game away from having a perfect stage, but are the Los Angeles Gladiators going to give it to them? We’ll find out today in the Overwatch League. Expect to see a great game here from both teams, as one fights for a world first, while the other aims to not let it happen.  

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Austin Hanlin
Austin Hanlin is a London born Overwatch League writer, an avid Spitfire fan who won't miss a single game of theirs. He has been into gaming since he was a kid and picked up Overwatch League as his first competitive passion. You're better off finding him watching the games live on the Arena floor than anywhere else. You can follow him on Twitter.

Overwatch League – Florida Mayhem vs Los Angeles Gladiators – S3W5

Florida Mayhem faced off against the Los Angeles Gladiators this week. Both teams are looking to continue their run at the playoffs despite having highs and lows. Here is how the match went.

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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 – L.A. Gladiators vs London Spitfire – S3W4

Last week the Los Angeles Gladiators took on the London Spitfire. In a match with huge implications for Fissure, both teams had some history to explore. Here is how it went.

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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 – Houston Outlaws vs Los Angeles Gladiators – S3W4

As the Overwatch League Stage 3 Finals quickly approach both the Houston Outlaws and the Los Angeles Gladiators sit in 5th place with identical 4-3 records. A win will help propel them into the coveted 4th place slot while a loss would see their chances become that much slimmer of securing a Stage Playoff slot. All of this however was overshadowed by the competitive debut of one particular hero….

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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
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Overwatch League – New York Excelsior vs Los Angeles Gladiators – S3W3

 The Los Angeles Gladiators came off a tough loss against the Los Angeles Valiant earlier this week. Small issues got the best of them, but they still looked like the formidable mid-range team that they are. There isn’t a whole lot that needs to be said about the New York Excelsior. While not unbeatable, they’re still the undisputed best team in the league – and they’re coming off a vicious reverse-sweep of the Philadelphia Fusion. Let’s see how the action unfolded.

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Damian Alonzo
Damian is an experienced eSports writer who has written for PC Gamer, Venture Beat, Rotowire, Circa eSports, and Ginxtv.Follow Damian on Twitter!
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