Los Angeles Valiant: Overwatch League's LA team with major esports roots

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The Los Angeles Valiant, one of Overwatch League's two LA-based teams, will debut in the first season of the league as part of the Pacific Division. Here's everything we know about them.

For everything else Overwatch League related, check our dedicated post.

Interested in one of the other teams? Here you go:

Dallas Fuel | LA Gladiators | San Francisco Shock
Seoul Dynasty | Shanghai Dragons 
Boston Uprising | Philadelphia Fusion | Houston Outlaws 
London Spitfire | New York Excelsior | Florida Mayhem

LA Valiant team information

  • Owners: Immortals
    • Noah Winston of Immortals takes one of the LA slots. They're a relatively recent addition to the esports scene but have seen massive success across almost every relevant title - particularly League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2. The group itself has investment from the same folks behind the Memphis Grizzilies and Linken Park.
  • Division: Pacific
  • Social links: Twitter

LA Valiant roster

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The Valiant roster is constructed from a core of the Immortals Overwatch team, along with various additions for the new season to fill out the bench. It features North American, European, and Korean players and all of them have experience in high-performing pre-League teams or at the World Cup.

  • Christopher 'GrimReality' Schaefer, DPS, USA 
  • Brady 'Agilities' Girardi, DPS, Canada 
  • Terrence 'SoOn' Tarlier, DPS, France
  • Ted 'silkthread' Wang, DPS, USA
  • Benjamin 'uNKOE' Chevasson, Support, France 
  • Stefano 'Verbo' Disalvo, Support, Canada 
  • Young-seo 'KariV' Park, Support, South Korea
  • Kang-jae 'envy' Lee, Flex, South Korea
  • Indy 'SPACE' Halpern, Flex, USA
  • Pan-seung 'Fate' Koo, Tank, South Korea
  • Seb 'numlocked' Barton, Tank, United Kingdom

Josua 'dzMins' Kim takes the manager spot, while the team will be coached by Dong 'Ookz' Wook Kim and Henry 'Cuddles' Coxall. Both of them previous coached the Immortals team.

LA Valiant skins

LA Valiant skins

The Valiant team skins and jersey use a green and black pallette. Here's the shots of their jersey and t-shirt:

Like all team jerseys and t-shirts, these are purchasable on the Blizzard gear store.

LA Valiant schedule

Preseason

Valiant went undefeated in preseason, taking out the relatively underpowered San Francisco Shock and their local rivals the Gladiators. Neither are expected to be powerhouses of the League, but the Gladiators beat favourites Spitfire and Shock won one of their other games as well. An early win against their fellow Angelinos will be important for the team going forward, but it's no sure thing that this success will continue.

Season One - Stage One

Stage one title matches will be that final week on Friday, February 9 at 17:00 or 19:00 PST - likely the later slot as that is the purpose of the Pacific Division. The Valiant aren't one of the favourite teams to make it, but team synergy may pull them through over the raw talent of Korean-only teams.

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