The first match of the Saturday starts with the London Spitfire vs Los Angeles Valiant. Having lost four of their fives matches for Stage 3 so far, the London Spitfire need to show up strong against a dominating Los Angeles Valiant – currently undefeated in Stage 3. The only time these two teams met was in Stage 1, Week 2, the London Spitfire beating the Los Angeles Valiant with 3-2.
In the first season of the Overwatch League, the Los Angeles Valiant racked up a stage win, a 4th place finish, and thousands of dedicated LA fans. A solid base of former Immortals players led them to have a consistently successful season. Mid-season pickups, such as offtank Space and former Fuel shotcaller Custa, allowed them to get ahead of the pack in the latter half of the season. With new expansion teams to contend with, they’re looking to stay ahead in Season 2.
|Young-seo “KariV” Park||LA Valiant||Support/Flex|
|Scott ‘Custa’ Kennedy||LA Valiant||Support|
|Pan-seung “Fate” Koo||LA Valiant||Tank|
|Kyle “KSF” Frandanisa||LA Valiant||DPS/Flex|
|Kim “Izayaki” Min-chul||LA Valiant||Support|
|Joon-hyuk “Bunny” Cha||LA Valiant||DPS|
|Indy “SPACE” Halpern||LA Valiant||Tank/Flex|
|Dae-kuk “KuKi” Kim||LA Valiant||Tank|
|Brady “Agilities” Girardi||LA Valiant||DPS|
The San Francisco Shock are 1-1 for the stage after week 1 and are looking to keep the momentum going. The Los Angeles Valiant is doing even better going 2-0 in the first week including a 4-0 sweep of the Seoul Dynasty. Who will win this round of the Battle of California in Stage Three, Week Two. Read more …
Well, it’s been a busy week for the Overwatch League. Last week’s games surprised just about everybody- that Valiant 4-0 against the Dynasty? Or Boston’s, against the apparently-struggling Outlaws? It looks like teams are getting a fresh start this stage, and that means big changes are on the horizon. It couldn’t come at a better time for some teams- or at a worse time, for others. Read more …
The Los Angeles Valiant roll into the arena invigorated off their steamroll win over the Seoul Dynasty looking to continue to dominate in Stage 3. The Shanghai Dragons arrive stage side with their new additions still finding their place, and the anticipation for “THE night” remains strong.
In the second match of Stage 3, the brand new roster for the Los Angeles Valiant will challenge the inconsistent but ever dangerous Seoul Dynasty. Will the Valiant’s new players find a way to win out? Or will the Dynasty reign supreme?
The Los Angeles Valiant announced that they have released Kang-Jae “Envy” Lee from the active roster. As one of the top performing DVA players in the league, it seems overwhelmingly likely that this was due to personality conflicts, something that have been rife in the Valiant organization lately and has prompted their recent slew of roster moves.
The Los Angeles Valiant announced that Christopher “Grimreality” Schaefer has decided to step down from the active roster and take up an assistant coaching position within the organization. Long thought to be one of the future stars of the Valiant, Grimreality will not be taking the stage again for any Overwatch League team this season, and is looking to help his organization in a peer-coaching capacity.
In the battle for Los Angeles, Ted “Silkthread” Wang has clearly won, earning himself a trip to the better performing of the two teams. The Los Angeles Valiant’s turmoil of late has been well documented. They released star DVA player Envy, traded Unkoe to the Dallas Fuel, purchased Bunny from the Seoul Dynasty, allowed Grimreality to transition to coach, and now allowed another player to leave to go to a rival team.
Stage Two of the inaugural season of Overwatch League has wrapped up. As we prepare for Stage Three many of the teams have shifted rosters and made changes. This leads us to the question does how many players you have on the roster matter in your success?