Tag: Los Angeles Gladiators

The Los Angeles Gladiators are an inaugural OWL team based out of Los Angeles, California. They are one of a couple of teams in the OWL with a large local fanbase, partly because of a rivalry with the other Californian team, the Los Angeles Valiant. The Gladiators are owned by sports moguls Stan and Josh Kroenke and compete in the Pacific South Division. Their signature purple and white colours feature prominently in their logo, a snarling lion emblazoned on a shield.

Los Angeles Gladiators Roster 2021

The Gladiator’s roster consists of 8 active players. They are as follows:

  • Indy “SPACE” Halpern – Tank
  • Kim “birdring” Ji-hyeok – DPS
  • Chris “MirroR” Trịnh – DPS
  • Kevin “kevster” Persson – DPS
  • Kim “MuZe” Young-hun – Tank
  • Jinseo “Shu” Kim – Support
  • Grant “moth” Espe – Support
  • Kim “skewed” Min-seok – Support

After the 2020 season, their roster lost several accomplished players who had long been with the organization, such as Buschu, OGE, and Shaz. However, star players like SPACE remained with the team, and the Gladiators made up for their departures by acquiring veterans such as Shu, along with several rookies. With these additions, the Gladiators hope to mitigate some of the damage done by losing a few key players, and we hope that with this we can still place valuable bets on Los Angeles Gladiators.

Los Angeles Gladiators Achievements

In the inaugural season of the Overwatch League, the Gladiators consistently placed above average in almost all of their regular season and postseason games. They finished with the 4th overall record, and only dropped slightly to finish in the 5th/6th spot in the playoffs. After being felled by the eventual champions, the London Spitfire, the Gladiators looked primed to continue making podium runs in future seasons. However, their momentum seemed to somewhat stall in the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

In the 2019 season, the Gladiators once again were able to place highly in the seasonal standings, finishing with the 5th overall record. In the playoffs, they similarly missed out on a top 3 finish after falling to the San Francisco Shock, who would go on to win the tournament. While certainly a respectable finish, the Gladiators likely weren’t pleased on narrowly missing the podium again. Unfortunately, the same fate befell them in OWL 2020, as they exited the playoffs in the 7th/8th spot and were denied the top 3.