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Just Play the Game: An Interview with Benjamin “BigGoose” Isohanni of the Los Angeles Gladiators

I actually cheered when the Gladiators won.

Yes, I did. Not only because it was the first win a Los Angeles team attained, but because I have good friends who are also Gladiators fans who shared a similar pain us Valiant fans did up until that point. So I was obviously curious, despite shaking off the rust that most teams had to have done from the off-season, as to what actually happened to finally make the Los Angeles Gladiators contenders once again and not be a part of the semi-finals slump squad that includes the inconsistent London Spitfire and Philadelphia Fusion along with the currently winless Los Angeles Valiant. Read more …

Brittany
Brittany "Briggsycakes" Gonzalez is a litta bitta switcha hitta Trinirican winna from Philly/New York who now resides in California as the Los Angeles Valiant's official hypewoman/meme victim. She can easily be bribed with apple pie and macaroni and cheese and thrives when writing about her own personal experiences regarding humanity's place in the esports/social media age. Don't @ her unprepared. Follow Briggsy on Twitter here.

OWL Semi-Finals: LA Valiant vs London Spitfire – The Upsets just keep coming

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 …

Austin White
Austin White is Overwatchscore’s senior beat writer, mostly covering the London Spitfire and Toronto Defiant. 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.
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Overwatch League – Los Angeles Valiant Interview: Henry “Cuddles” Coxall

This past week we got the chance to talk with Henry “Cuddles” Coxall about the Los Angeles Valiant preseason and upcoming Stage 1 matches. Here is everything he had to say.

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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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Opening Weekend Breakdown – January 10th Matches

We are only a few weeks away from opening weekend for Overwatch League. As things shape up we wanted to bring you a sneak peek at some of the matches on Wednesday. Many people have been edgy after preseason to pick their favorites. We will give you the quick breakdown.

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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!
Los Angeles Valiant Mercy

Overwatch League Preseason L.A. Valiant vs. L.A. Gladiators

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!

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Austin White
Austin White is Overwatchscore’s senior beat writer, mostly covering the London Spitfire and Toronto Defiant. 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.
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Overwatch League Preseason L.A. Gladiators vs. London Spitfire

L.A. Gladiators get the win against a very tough London Spitfire team. Our analyst Av3 breaks down the match which went back and forth a lot. Exciting for both teams and justification for the Gladiators.

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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 Fan Guide – Preseason

Overwatch League Fan Guide is here! The League preseason begins tonight. The first shots will be officially fired, the first heals and tanks played. Hardcore fans are ready, will you be there as well? Here is our quick guide to help you get involved!

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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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Los Angeles Valiant Branding Announcement

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.

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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!
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Shanghai Dragons Eight-Player Roster

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.

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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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Loot Box – Overwatch League Will Win

Loot Box is our weekly look at Overwatch League financials. The Overwatch League will win, and here is why. This past week we saw some analysts and naysayers chime in to explain why investors will be underwhelmed with the season one of Overwatch League. As fans speculate on the levels of success at the league we wanted to break down some of the key factors which will herald the league’s huge potential growth as they get closer to season one. Forget what you have heard, this is the system we see as a victory.

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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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