Los Angeles Gladiators

“The team is named for the fighters of ancient Rome, who were renowned for their ferocity and power; the roaring lion and battle-hardened shield also symbolize these qualities.”

The Los Angeles Gladiators are one of two teams representing LA in The Overwatch League. The franchise is owned by Stan and Josh Kroenke of Kroenke Sports & Entertainment. The Americans also own the Los Angeles Rams, Colorado Avalanche and Arsenal FC.

Their kits are purple and black and their eclectic roster plays in the Pacific Division.

Players

DPS – Asher

Joon-seong “Asher” Choi is a South-Korean DPS player for LA Gladiators. Formerly of Korean side, CONBOX, Asher joined Gladiators in November 2017. He specialises in Tracer but can flex onto other DPS heroes like Soldier 76 and McCree.

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DPS – Hydration

João Pedro “Hydration” Goes Telles is a Brazilian DPS player. Hydration joined the Gladiators from Counter Logic Gaming and is a flexible DPS player who can play McCree and Soldier 76 as well as projectile characters like Pharah and Junkrat.

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DPS – Surefour

Lane “Surefour” Roberts is LA Gladiators’ superstar DPS player. The Canadian played a major role for his country during the Overwatch World Cup and must be considered amongst the best DPS players in the North American scene. He’s highly flexible and can play Tracer, Soldier 76 and McCree.

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Tank – Bischu

Aaron “Bischu” Kim is a South-Korean off-tank player for LA Gladiators. He joined The Overwatch League from Kungarna where he played mostly D.Va and Zarya.

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Tank – iRemiix

Luis “iRemiix” Galarza Figueroa is a Puerto Rican tank player who joined LA Gladiators from North American side, Kungarna. He’s a flexible player but specialises in Reinhardt and Winston.

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Support – BigGoose

Benjamin “BigGoose” Isohanni is one half of LA Gladiators’ all-Finnish support team. He joined Gladiators from Team Gigantti and specialises in Lucio.

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Support – Shaz

Jonas “Shaz” Suovaara is the other half of the Gladiators’ support duo. He also joined the side from Team Gigantti and is a highly flexible player. Shaz can play Ana, Zenyatta and Sombra depending on whatever is needed for the team.

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Staff

Co-Owner – Stan Kroenke

Stan Kroenke is the American businessman who co-owns the franchise spot.

Co-Owner – Josh Kroenke

Stan’s son, Josh Kroenke is a major part of the Kroenke Sports & Entertainment Group.

Manager – Kez

Kevin “Kez” Jeon is the American manager of LA Gladiators.

Head Coach – Dpei

David “Dpei” Pei is the side’s head coach.

Assistant Coach – Tim

Timothy “Tim” Albanese is the American assistant coach for the team.