Los Angeles Gladiators

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[e][h]Los Angeles Gladiators
Team Information
City:
Location:
Region:
Manager:
Andrew, bsuh
Coaches:
SMASH, Unter, face
Colors:
              
Total Earnings:
$867,000
Championships:
0
Division titles:
0
Stage titles:
Links
Achievements
Overwatch League 2021 - Countdown Cup
Player Breakdown
Number of Players
8
History
Founded:
2017-08-10
Upcoming Matches
DAL Dallas FuelDallas Fuel vs. Los Angeles GladiatorsLos Angeles Gladiators GLA
May 14, 2022 - 20:30 UTC
GLA Los Angeles GladiatorsLos Angeles Gladiators vs. San Francisco ShockSan Francisco Shock SFS
May 21, 2022 - 20:30 UTC
GLA Los Angeles GladiatorsLos Angeles Gladiators vs. London SpitfireLondon Spitfire LDN
May 27, 2022 - 19:00 UTC
GLA Los Angeles GladiatorsLos Angeles Gladiators vs. Atlanta ReignAtlanta Reign ATL
May 29, 2022 - 20:30 UTC
VAN Vancouver TitansVancouver Titans vs. Los Angeles GladiatorsLos Angeles Gladiators GLA
June 17, 2022 - 22:00 UTC
PAR Paris EternalParis Eternal vs. Los Angeles GladiatorsLos Angeles Gladiators GLA
June 18, 2022 - 20:30 UTC


Los Angeles Gladiators is one of the two teams representing Los Angeles, California, USA, in the Overwatch League. The Gladiators compete in the Western Division.

The franchise is owned by Stan and Josh Kroenke, owners of Los Angeles Rams, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche, Arsenal F.C. and other sports franchises.

For the first two seasons of Overwatch League, the team owners brought in esports organization Sentinels (formerly Phoenix1), who had a League of Legends team in the NA LCS, to run the team.[1]

Timeline[edit]

  • August 10th - Franchise is officially announced in the second wave of Overwatch League franchise announcements.[2]
  • November 2nd - The Los Angeles Gladiators brand and logo are officially announced, alongside their new roster.[3][4][5][6]
  • November 4th - Bawlynn joins the team as Social Media and Content Manager.[7]
  • December 11th - Raistlin joins the team as Performance Coach.[8]
  • February 16th - birdring joins the team as a Content Creator. [87]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad
# ID Name Role Join Date
United States 16 SPACE Indy Halpern Tank 2019-10-23 [41]
Sweden 18 kevster Kevin Persson DPS 2020-06-16 [60]
South Korea 1 Shu Jinseo Kim Support 2020-11-09 [71]
South Korea 66 skewed Kim Min-seok Support 2020-12-04 [73]
United Kingdom 33 FunnyAstro Daniel Hathaway Support 2021-10-21 [79]
South Korea 10 ANS Seonchang Lee DPS 2021-10-23 [81]
United States Reiner Corey Scoda Tank 2021-10-26 [82]
Thailand Patiphan Patiphan Chaiwong DPS 2021-12-15 [86]

Former[edit]

Former Players
# ID Name Role Join Date Leave Date New Team
United States 64 moth Grant Espe Support 2020-11-12 [72] 2021-10-17 [78]
South Korea 20 birdring Kim Ji-hyeok DPS 2019-11-06 [47] 2021-10-06 [77] Los Angeles GladiatorsLos Angeles Gladiators Los Angeles Gladiators (Content Creator)
South Korea 9 MuZe Kim Young-hun Tank 2020-11-08 [70] 2021-10-02 [75] Toronto DefiantToronto Defiant Toronto Defiant
Vietnam 7 MirroR Chris Trịnh DPS 2019-11-12 [48] 2021-10-02 [74] Florida MayhemFlorida Mayhem Florida Mayhem
Former Players
# ID Name Role Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea 2 OGE Minseok Son Tank 2019-10-29 [42] 2020-10-16 [66] Florida MayhemFlorida Mayhem Florida Mayhem
Finland 27 LhCloudy Roni Tiihonen Tank 2019-12-04 [53] 2020-10-12 [65] ÄöÅÄöÅ ÄöÅ
Finland 52 Shaz Jonas Suovaara Support 2017-11-02 [5] 2020-10-06 [63]
Retired
Finland 0 BigG00se Benjamin Isohanni Support 2017-11-02 [5] 2020-10-06 [63]
Retired
South Korea 31 Bischu Hyungseok 'Aaron' Kim Tank 2019-11-15 [51] 2020-10-06 [62] Houston OutlawsHouston Outlaws Houston Outlaws (Manager)
United States 77 Jaru Jason White DPS 2019-12-12 [56] 2020-10-06 [61]
Retired
United Kingdom 2 Sideshow (14-Day Contract) Josh Wilkinson DPS 2020-06-06 [58] 2020-06-20
United States 12 Paintbrush Nolan Edwards Support 2019-11-13 [49] 2020-06-07 [59] Dallas FuelDallas Fuel Dallas Fuel
Former Players
# ID Name Role Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea 98 Panker (Two-way) Byungho Lee Tank 2018-12-10 [19] 2019-12-04 [54] Phase 2Phase 2 Phase 2
South Korea 57 Void Junwoo Kang Tank 2018-03-25 [11] 2019-11-25 [52] Shanghai DragonsShanghai Dragons Shanghai Dragons
Canada 4 Surefour Lane Roberts DPS 2017-11-02 [5] 2019-11-04 [46] Toronto DefiantToronto Defiant Toronto Defiant
South Korea 17 Decay Guiun Jang DPS 2018-10-29 [16] 2019-10-26 [42] Dallas FuelDallas Fuel Dallas Fuel
Finland 12 Ripa Riku Toivanen Support 2018-11-28 [18] 2019-10-18 [39] British HurricaneBritish Hurricane British Hurricane
United States 99 Hydration João Pedro Goes Telles Flex 2017-11-02 [5] 2019-10-18 [38] Houston OutlawsHouston Outlaws Houston Outlaws
South Korea 37 rOar Chang-hoon Gye Tank 2018-10-25 [16] 2019-10-18 [37] Washington JusticeWashington Justice Washington Justice
South Korea 31 Bischu Hyungseok 'Aaron' Kim Tank 2017-11-02 [5] 2019-07-17 [28] Guangzhou ChargeGuangzhou Charge Guangzhou Charge
Former Players
# ID Name Role Join Date Leave Date New Team
United States 9 silkthread Ted Wang DPS 2018-04-03 [13] 2018-08-31 [15]
Retired
South Korea 1 Asher Junsung Choi DPS 2017-11-02 [5] 2018-08-31 [15] Toronto DefiantToronto Defiant Toronto Defiant
Puerto Rico 24 iRemiix Luis Galarza Figueroa Tank 2017-11-02 [5] 2018-08-31 [15] SkyfoxesSkyfoxes Skyfoxes
South Korea 22 Fissure Chanhyung Baek Tank 2018-02-20 [9] 2018-08-20 [14] Seoul DynastySeoul Dynasty Seoul Dynasty

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
# ID Name Position Join Date
United States   Stan Stan Kroenke Co-Owner 2017-08-10 [2]
United States   Josh Josh Kroenke Co-Owner 2017-08-10 [2]
United States   Rubonez Alex Rubens SVP of Team Operations 2019-10-17 [40]
United States   bsuh Brenda Suh General Manager 2019-11-03 [45][69]
United States   Andrew Andrew Kim Team Manager 2019-12-05 [55]
Australia 55 face Sam Merewether Head Coach 2019-11-13 [50][83]
Australia   Unter Max Unterwurzacher Assistant Coach 2021-10-27 [84]
South Korea   SMASH Cho Bee-Won Assistant Coach 2021-10-27 [85]
South Korea   birdring Kim Ji-hyeok Content Creator 2022-02-16 [87]

Former[edit]

Former Organization
# ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Organization
United States 8 dpei David Pei Head Coach 2017-11-02 [6] 2021-10-21 [80]
South Korea   Tydolla Seungmin Jung Assistant Coach 2020-10-27 [68] 2021-10-04 [76] Washington JusticeWashington Justice Washington Justice (Assistant Coach)
United States   Faustus James Frye Assistant Coach 2019-06-19 [27] 2020-10-16 [67] We Want OWLWe Want OWL We Want OWL
United States   CurryShot Rohit Nathani Strategic Coach 2019-10-31 [44] 2020-10-08 [64]
South Korea   ShibaInu Shangyeon Han Translator 2018-12-13 [20] 2020-01-01 [57] Washington JusticeWashington Justice Washington Justice (Team Coordinator)
United States   Reinfcmnt Matthew Edwards Performance Coach 2019-02-08 [22] 2019-10-30 [43]
Singapore   JohnGalt Seetoh Jian Qing Assistant Coach 2018-12-13 [20] 2019-10-08 [35] Washington JusticeWashington Justice Washington Justice (Head Coach)
United States   Tim Timothy Albanese Assistant Coach 2017-11-02 [6] 2019-10-07 [34]
Retired
United States   Zyto Bryan Ybanez Assistant Manager 2018-03-20 [10] 2019-09-30 [33]
United States   Kez Kevin Jeon Manager 2017-11-02 [6] 2019-09-27 [32]
United States   Rob Moore CEO 2017-08-10 [2] 2019-09-17 [31]
United States   Eric Ma Co-President 2017-08-10 [2] 2019-09-17 [31]
United States   Charlie Lipsie Head of Esports 2017-08-10 [2] 2019-09-17 [31]
United States   Bawlynn Analynn Dang Director of Social Media and Community 2017-11-04 [7] 2019-08-15 [30] Washington JusticeWashington Justice Washington Justice (General Manager)
United States   PCC Carl Daubert Performance Coach 2018-12-13 [20] 2019-02-17 [24]
United States   Raistlin Blake Panasiewicz Performance Coach 2017-12-11 [8] 2018-10-30 [17] TriumphTriumph Triumph (Mental Skills Advisor)

Achievements[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2021
2021-09-23 A55 - 6th A1S-Tier Overwatch League Overwatch League 2021 - Playoffs 2 : 3 Atlanta ReignAtlanta Reign $150,000
2021-08-22 A11st A1S-Tier Overwatch League Overwatch League 2021 - Countdown Cup 4 : 3 Chengdu HuntersChengdu Hunters $100,000
2021-02-28 A11st A7Showm. Steelseries Invitational SteelSeries Invitational 3 : 0 Boston UprisingBoston Uprising $7,000
2020
2020-09-06 A77 - 8th A1S-Tier Overwatch League Overwatch League 2020 - North America Playoffs 0 : 3 Florida MayhemFlorida Mayhem $75,000
2020-08-08 A55 - 8th A1S-Tier Overwatch League Overwatch League 2020 - Countdown Cup 0 : 3 Philadelphia FusionPhiladelphia Fusion $5,000
2020-05-23 A55 - 8th A1S-Tier Overwatch League Overwatch League 2020 - May Melee 1 : 3 Philadelphia FusionPhiladelphia Fusion $5,000
2019
2019-09-12 A55 - 6th A1S-Tier Overwatch League Overwatch League - 2019 Playoffs 0 : 4 San Francisco ShockSan Francisco Shock $300,000
2019-05-10 A55 - 8th A2A-Tier Overwatch League Overwatch League - 2019 Stage 2 Playoffs 0 : 3 New York ExcelsiorNew York Excelsior $25,000
2018
2018-07-14 A55 - 6th A1S-Tier Overwatch League Overwatch League - Inaugural Season Playoffs 1 : 2 London SpitfireLondon Spitfire $50,000
2018-06-17 A44th A1S-Tier Overwatch League Overwatch League - Inaugural Regular Season 25/15 Grp. S. $150,000
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Gallery[edit]

Team Uniform[edit]

Additional Content[edit]

Articles[edit]

Videos[edit]

Highlights[edit]


References[edit]

  1. Gladiators Enter La’s Arena
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 THE OVERWATCH LEAGUE™ WELCOMES LONDON, SECOND LOS ANGELES TEAM
  3. PRESENTING THE LOS ANGELES GLADIATORS
  4. Stan Kroenke & Josh Kroenke Introduce Name of New Los Angeles Overwatch League™ Franchise, the Gladiators, with Roaring Lion Logo and Purple/White Team Colors
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 Los Angeles Gladiators Reveal
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 L.A. Gladiators To Feature 'Aggressive, Fun' Playstyle In Overwatch League
  7. 7.0 7.1 Analynn Dang (2017-11-04). "Excited to announce that I'll be working for the @LAGladiators as a Social Media and Content Manager! Hard work pays off. 💜 #ShieldsUp".
  8. 8.0 8.1 Blake "Raistlin" Panasiewicz joins the team
  9. 9.0 9.1 Los Angeles Gladiators (2018-02-20). "THE GLADIATORS ARE GETTING TANKIER".
  10. 10.0 10.1 "The Gladiators welcome a new member to the staff, @GLA_Zyto.". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2018-03-20.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Kongdoo Panthera’s sub-tank #Void has transferred to LA Gladiators.". Team KongDoo. 2018-03-25.
  12. Los Angeles Gladiators (2018-04-02). "GLADIATORS SIGN FISSURE’S EX-TEAMMATE & ZARYA/D.VA SPECIALIST VOID".
  13. 13.0 13.1 "CROSS-TOWN TRADE KEEPS SILKTHREAD IN LOS ANGELES". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2018-04-03.
  14. 14.0 14.1 "GLADIATORS TRANSFER FISSURE TO SEOUL". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2018-08-21.
  15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 "The Los Angeles Gladiators have released iRemiix, Asher, and silkthread from their contracts with the team.". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2018-08-31.
  16. 16.0 16.1 16.2 "THE CALL HAS BEEN ANSWERED.". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2018-10-25.
  17. 17.0 17.1 "So as of today I am no longer with LA Gladiators.". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2018-10-30.
  18. 18.0 18.1 "THE FINNISHING TOUCH". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2018-11-28.
  19. 19.0 19.1 "Congratulations on ranking up, @Panker_OW! Welcome to our unit.". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2018-12-10.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 20.3 "COACHING STAFF UPDATE". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2018-12-13.
  21. "2019 Player Discipline Tracker". Overwatch League. 2018-12-21.
  22. 22.0 22.1 "GLADIATORS ARE MAKING MENTAL PERFORMANCE A PRIORITY". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2019-02-08.
  23. Matt Edwards (2019-02-16). "I'm thrilled to share that I've joined @LAGladiators as Performance Coach :)".
  24. 24.0 24.1 Carl Daubert (2019-02-17). "Not with @LAGladiators anymore.".
  25. LA Gladiators’ Bischu Steps Up To Temporarily Fill Vacant Gladiators Legion Role
  26. Bischu (2019-05-02). "Shields Up".
  27. 27.0 27.1 Los Angeles Gladiators (2019-06-19). "Welcome our newest recruit to the Gladiators coaching staff: @Faustus_ow!".
  28. 28.0 28.1 Guangzhou Charge (2019-07-17). "Please join us in welcoming the incredible @fragi and @BischuGG to the team!".
  29. Los Angeles Gladiators (2019-07-17). "It's been one hell of an adventure, @BischuGG.Once a Gladiator, Always a Gladiator.".
  30. 30.0 30.1 Washington Justice (2019-08-15). "Please give a warm welcome to @bawlynn, our new General Manager! 🥳".
  31. 31.0 31.1 31.2 31.3 Jacob Wolf (2019-09-17). "Kroenke Sports & Entertainment parts with Sentinels, to build own esports front office". ESPN.
  32. 32.0 32.1 Kez (2019-09-27). "My journey at the Gladiators ends today".
  33. 33.0 33.1 [Inside source]
  34. 34.0 34.1 Tim (2019-10-07). "I am no longer under contract with the Gladiators.".
  35. 35.0 35.1 Washington Justice (2019-10-08). "We're coming home to DC with our eyes set on the Championship and @JohnGaltOW is the Coach to lead us there!".
  36. Los Angeles Gladiators (2019-10-11). "We’re excited to welcome back David Pei as Head Coach and General Manager.".
  37. 37.0 37.1 Los Angeles Gladiators (2019-10-18). "Today we say goodbye to @rOar_ow as he joins @washjustice in 2020.".
  38. 38.0 38.1 Houston Outlaws (2019-10-18). "Your thirst for the juice has arrived!".
  39. 39.0 39.1 Ripa (2019-10-18). "I am now a free agent and considering all offers. Had a great year with Glads and now looking for a starting opportunity.".
  40. 40.0 40.1 Jacob Wolf (2018-10-19). "Kroenke Sports & Entertainment expands esports front office". ESPN.
  41. 41.0 41.1 "Please join us in welcoming @SPACEOW to the Gladiators!". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2018-10-23.
  42. 42.0 42.1 42.2 "Breaking News you definitely didn’t know was happening...". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2019-10-29.
  43. 43.0 43.1 "Hey I'm LFT -- Thanks again to Gladiators(/Sentinels) for the opportunity". Matt Edwards. 2019-10-30.
  44. 44.0 44.1 "Please join us in welcoming @CurryshotTV to our coaching staff! #ShieldsUp". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2019-10-31.
  45. 45.0 45.1 "Excited to announce that I have joined the @LAGladiators and @LAGuerrillas as Director of Operations.". bsuh. 2019-11-03.
  46. 46.0 46.1 "Nobody saw this coming, right? We're so excited to announce that @Surefour will be joining the Defiant for Season 3!". Toronto Defiant. 2018-11-04.
  47. 47.0 47.1 "⏰ RING RING RING ⏰ Please join us in welcoming @Birdring to Gladiators!". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2019-11-06.
  48. 48.0 48.1 "🔮 Mirror, Mirror on the Wall 🔮". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2019-11-12.
  49. 49.0 49.1 "🎨 PAINT US LIKE ONE OF YOUR FRENCH LIONS 🎨". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2019-11-13.
  50. 50.0 50.1 "Please welcome @thefacefaceface from @Talon__esports!". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2019-11-13.
  51. 51.0 51.1 "Once a Gladiator, Always a Gladiator". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2019-11-15.
  52. 52.0 52.1 "🚨Roster Announcement🚨". Shanghai Dragons. 2019-11-25.
  53. 53.0 53.1 "☁️Weather report is saying it might be kinda @LhCloudy ☁️Please welcome @LhCloudy to Gladiators! #ShieldsUp". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2019-12-04.
  54. 54.0 54.1 "An update on our participation in Contenders for 2020.". Gladiators Legion. 2019-12-04.
  55. 55.0 55.1 "🥳 Please welcome Andrew! 🥳". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2019-12-05.
  56. 56.0 56.1 "🧩 The final piece of our 2020 Puzzle 🧩". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2019-12-12.
  57. 57.0 57.1 "Happy New Years! It was a great year working with @LAGladiators! Unfortunately, my journey with the team has come to end.". ShibaInu. 2020-01-01.
  58. 58.0 58.1 "Due to the generous donations from the Overwatch community, @SideshowGaming is the newest member of the Gladiators (coach @dpei_ow approved).". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2020-06-06.
  59. 59.0 59.1 "Thank you @paintbrush, you exemplify what it means to be a support in and out of game.". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2020-06-07.
  60. 60.0 60.1 "Welcome @KEVSTER_OW to the Gladiators #ShieldsUP". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2020-06-16.
  61. 61.0 61.1 "🛡THANK YOU, @JaruOW! 🛡Your hard work is undeniable, and we wish you the best in your future endeavors.". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2020-10-06.
  62. 62.0 62.1 "🛡 THANK YOU, @Bischu! 🛡 Your optimism and smiles will always be ingrained in Gladiators history.". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2020-10-06.
  63. 63.0 63.1 63.2 "Today we bid farewell to our Finnish duo. Thank you, @BigGoose and @Shaz_OW for your hard work from Day 1. You will always be true Gladiators.". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2020-10-06.
  64. 64.0 64.1 "Thank you, Coach @CurryshotTV! Your competitive insight and fellowship with our community will always be appreciated. We wish you the best of luck moving forward.". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2020-10-08.
  65. 65.0 65.1 "Thank you, @LhCloudy! Your Flankhardt has forever left a mark on competitive play. We wish you all the best in the future.". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2020-10-12.
  66. 66.0 66.1 "Thank you, @OGE_ow! Today we are mutually parting ways with OGE. We wish him the best moving forward and know his impact will be felt in LA forever.". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2020-10-16.
  67. 67.0 67.1 "Thank you, Coach @Faustus!". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2020-10-16.
  68. 68.0 68.1 "A new season awaits us, along with some new faces.". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2020-10-27.
  69. 69.0 69.1 "Join us in welcoming @bsuh_ as our General Manager for the 2021 season!". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2020-10-30.
  70. 70.0 70.1 "On other teams he has travelled the world, but it's time to make his home in Los Angeles.". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2020-11-08.
  71. 71.0 71.1 "Now arriving in Los Angeles: @shu_overwatch!". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2020-11-09.
  72. 72.0 72.1 "By popular demand: join us in welcoming @moth_ow to our 2021 roster!". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2020-11-02.
  73. 73.0 73.1 "Join us in welcoming our newest flex support, @skewedOw!". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2020-12-04.
  74. 74.0 74.1 "A true flex not only can change their role in-game, but serves many on a team.". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2021-10-02.
  75. 75.0 75.1 "Today we say farewell to @ow_muze.". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2021-10-02.
  76. 76.0 76.1 "Today we say farewell to @TydollaOW as he continues his path in OWL.". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2021-10-04.
  77. 77.0 77.1 "A true legend retires today.". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2021-10-06.
  78. 78.0 78.1 ".@moth_ow has been a stoic and strategic leader for our team all season. While we say farewell today, we know your impact on every player will be felt for their entire career.". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2021-10-17.
  79. 79.0 79.1 "Join us in welcoming @FunnyAstro to the team for the 2022 season!". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2021-10-21.
  80. 80.0 80.1 "With a heavy heart, I'm leaving the @LAGladiators.". dpei. 2021-10-21.
  81. 81.0 81.1 "Join us in welcoming @ansansniper__ for the upcoming season!". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2021-10-23.
  82. 82.0 82.1 "Welcome @Reiner_OW to the Gladiators for the 2022 season!". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2021-10-26.
  83. 83.0 83.1 "@thefacefaceface will be our head coach for the 2022 season!". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2021-10-27.
  84. 84.0 84.1 "Join us in welcoming @UnterOW as our new assistant coach!". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2021-10-27.
  85. 85.0 85.1 "Join us in welcoming @ow_smash as our new assistant coach!". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2021-10-27.
  86. 86.0 86.1 "We're proud to welcome @itspatiphan back to Overwatch and to the Gladiators! #ShieldsUP". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2021-12-15.
  87. 87.0 87.1 "Join us in welcoming @Birdring as our first official content creator!". Los Angeles Gladiators. 2022-02-16.