The Los Angeles Valiant revealed September 7 that they will not be renewing the contracts of three players and a former player turned assistant coach for the upcoming 2019 season of the Overwatch League.
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|
Chants of “Wings Out” pierced the walls of the casting booth on the second day of the Semifinals. The LA Valiant and London Spitfire were ready to fight for the chance to book their ticket to Brooklyn and the inaugural Overwatch League Grand Finals. Over the chants, Mitch “Uber” Leslie quipped to his casting partner Matt “Mr. X” Morello: “Only one team can take flight.” Read more …
The Overwatch League’s Playoffs have been a roller-coaster so far. The first round was an unpredictable rodeo, and the Semi-Final round started with even more upsets and excitement. London Spitfire took on Los Angeles Valiant in the final match on day 1 of the Semi-Finals. Could the Spitfire continue their decimation of the LA teams on their way to the Finals? Or were the Valiant primed to revenge their fallen brethren in Purple, and bring down the high flying Aces of London? As the dust settled, London emerged victorious, going into their Thursday matches with Los Angeles up 1-0. Read more …
The Los Angeles Valiant have had quite a turbulent season, with some of the most drastic roster changes we have seen coming mid-season. Starting out, the Valiant had a favorable schedule by not having to play the NYXL in Stage 1. They were a solid middle-of-the-pack team, comfortably beating teams like Shock, Mayhem, and Dragons, but consistently fell short against the top teams in the league. Their Stage 1 was a solid start to the season, going 7-3. We break down their playoff chances.
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.
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!
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 …