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


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!

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!
Scott "Custa" Kennedy

Overwatch League – Los Angeles Gladiators vs Los Angeles Valiant – S3W3

Los Angeles Gladiators took on the Los Angeles Valiant for the big Battle of L.A. Both teams have been playing well and the match definitely delivered. Find out how things went here.

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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!
Seoul Dynasty Wins

Overwatch League: Seoul Dynasty vs. Los Angeles Gladiators

The Seoul Dynasty have had a less than stellar start to Stage 3. Currently sitting at 2-1, they were only 1 map away from dropping a match to the Dallas Fuel earlier in the week. Los Angeles Gladiators, on the other hand have to feel pretty good about themselves at the moment, also sitting at 2-1 but currently with the advantage in maps over Seoul. This match could very much be a precursor to who may be able to make the playoffs between these two teams later in the Stage/Season. Read more …

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.

Overwatch League: Shanghai Dragons vs Los Angeles Gladiators

Overwatch League Stage 3, Week 2 began as the fresh faced Shanghai Dragons took on a Gladiators squad weakened by injury, as their Korean Tank Fissure was out sick. Surefour and his rotating DPS mates would need to step it up to make up for the loss of their prolific Tank. Read more …

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.

Overwatch League – L.A. Gladiators vs. Dallas Fuel – S3W2

Los Angeles Gladiators ended Stage 2 on a strong run. The Dallas Fuel continue to find their footing but have revamped the team and are looking for wins in Stage 3. Here is how things 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!
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