Every Sunday Overwatch League Co-Founders Taco & Mash host a roundup of the latest and greatest of the week’s storylines. We partnered with the great folks over at eStarz to produce what we think is a super enjoyable show. This week we covered topics spanning the Houston Outlaws issue’s fielding an impactful Tracer player, how good the Los Angeles Gladiators have suddenly gotten, who’s been hiding in the Philadelphia Fusion’s tree house, and much more!
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|
The Los Angeles Valiant have lost a little bit of traction in stage two, but remain one of the strongest teams in the league. For the Boston Uprising, consistency has been somewhat of an issue thus far, but they’re a team that has proven they can wake up at any time. This was a very important match for both teams, so let’s see how things played out.
A resurgent Florida Mayhem comes into week four hoping to challenge the struggling Los Angeles Valiant. With a reverse sweep against the Dallas Fuel and with the addition of flex Zappis to the roster, the Mayhem want to show a struggling L.A. Valiant that they are a team to be reckoned with. Find out how it all went down when the two battled it out in Stage Two, Week Four.
Overwatch League continues to enforce a heavy zero tolerance policy as more punishments were handed down today. Here is a list of the fines and suspensions.
Overwatch League – Houston Outlaws vs Los Angeles Valiant – S2W3
The fashionable Muma (KACHOW!) lead the Houston Outlaws into the arena, looking to end their loss streak and capitalize on the their quickly descending opposition. The Los Angeles Valiant entered the arena, after being crushed the night before by the Los Angeles Gladiators, as they looked to extend their wings and rise above their opponents.
The Los Angeles Valiant vs Los Angeles Gladiators in another round of the battle for LA. With the Gladiators pulling themselves up out of the mid-tier standing, they’re coming for revenge against Valiant. The boys in green on the other hand aren’t too ready to give up the gold on this one, and so we look forward to who will claim the title of Kings of California!
There’s a lot to consider as we approach the halfway point of the stage- I know, already, right?- and the playoff picture might start solidifying right here, right now. These matches are gonna be great! But which ones will be the greatest? Well, I’ll tell you.
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Dallas Fuel had a rough Stage 1, but since entering Stage 2 they’ve been performing well, with the addition of AKM on the hitscan DPS champs, and the return of the almost overly aggressive xQc on the tanks. Los Angeles Valiant come into this match with almost the exact opposite storyline. The Valiant were dominant in Stage 1 and really looked like they could be the first team to truly challenge the Korean powerhouses (yes, even before Houston started playing really well). Los Angeles may be currently working through a transition phase (and as a Buffalo Bills fan I really hope they don’t remain in a building/transition phase for the next 19 years), but it seems odd that the Valiant aren’t quite the favourites when playing teams like Dallas.
Apparently I’ve slowly transitioned into the temporary San Francisco Shock writer here at Overwatchscore. I covered both their games during week 1 of Stage 2, and start week 2 with another NoCal vs SoCal match. Shock fans and anyone working for San Francisco (if you read this) I promise my writing has been and will improve. <3
San Francisco Shock fell to both Seoul Dynasty and Los Angeles Gladiators last week, but Wednesday night they took on the struggling Los Angeles Valiant. Valiant fell 0-4 to the Dynasty last week (a team Shock managed to at least take a map off of), and struggled a bit against bottom of the table team Shanghai Dragons. Were the 5th place Valiant able to return to their winning ways? Or did the Shock keep their adversary off their game and improve to 4-9 to close the gap with 9th place ranked Dallas Fuel.