In the first iteration of Overwatch’s only current Derby (LA), the Los Angeles Gladiators take on the Los Angeles Valiant. Our resident Spitfire analyst Austin “Roguebludger” White took some West Coast time to cover this match!
Previously competing as the Immortals, the Los Angeles Vlaiant are one of the twelve teams in the inaugural season for the Overwatch League. After a strong showing in Contenders Season 0, the Immortals took a step back and missed the playoffs in Season 1. They’ve since added more firepower to their roster and look to take the inaugural season of the Overwatch League by storm.
|Young-seo “KariV” Park||LA Valiant||Support/Flex|
|Terence “SoOn” Tarlier||LA Valiant||DPS|
|Ted “silkthread” Wang||LA Valiant||DPS/Flex|
|Stefano “Verbo” Disalvo||LA Valiant||Support|
|Seb “numlocked” Barton||LA Valiant||Tank|
|Pan-seung “Fate” Koo||LA Valiant||Tank|
|Kang-jae “envy” Lee||LA Valiant||Tank/Flex|
|Indy “SPACE” Halpern||LA Valiant||Tank/Flex|
|Christopher “GrimReality” Schaefer||LA Valiant||DPS|
|Brady “Agilities” Girardi||LA Valiant||DPS|
|Benjamin “uNKOE” Chevasson||LA Valiant||Support/Flex|
Overwatch League New Player Signings
Recently fans on Reddit have been doing a great job compiling a list of prospective team rosters for the League. Multiple sources who wish to remain anonymous have told us about three player signings that will help add more completeness to that picture. We’ve got two players signing with the Los Angeles Valiant and one for the Dallas Fuel.
Today Immortals announced their branding for the Overwatch League, the L.A Valiant.
Shortly after releasing their announcement tweet the San Francisco Shock responded by quoting the tweet and adding “Meh.” Not to be outdone on their big day the Valiant fired back with this tweet. Calling out the creation date and “fake followers” that the Shock account has. In a shocking turn of events, the Shock Twitter account removed the original tweet. Finally leaving the door open for the Valiant to finish off the Twitter match with this response. Giving L.A Valiant a 1-0 lead in the twitter battles.
Immortals => Valiant
The Los Angeles Valiant branding announcement was released today and we at OWS are excited. There have been a few team names that have scrounged up from the US Patent Office database recently. Among these names includes the other Los Angeles team’s name – the Gladiators. Since the Valiant were previously known as the Immortals, choosing the name Gladiators was an obvious instigation.
Shanghai Dragons eight-player roster was announced on Twitter yesterday. The team is set to announce players soon. No word yet on who they are. Shanghai was the first team to launch a logo in Overwatch League. The franchise is owned by NetEase, the China game giant is also partnered with Blizzard.
Immortals plan to reveal their Overwatch League roster the week of October 24th. They also parted ways with Flex George ‘Hyped” Maganzini today.
Noah Whinston has taken to Twitter to let Immortals fans know about naming their team. Noah breaks down his thoughts on why Blizzard wants teams to re-brand into their ecosystem for the Overwatch League. Also we spoke to Noah last week right before this announcement, you can read that feature here.