LinGan e-Sports will continue to operate the Los Angeles Valiant throughout the Overwatch League 2022 season
After months of silence in chaos Overwatch League offseason, the Los Angeles Valiant have confirmed a few key details about their participation in the upcoming 2022 season.
LinGan e-Sports (LGE), a Chinese company that previously ran teams like LGE.Huya, will continue to run the team next year, according to a social media post by Valiant. LGE sign a one-year operating agreement in early 2021 after Valiant’s ownership group, Immortals Gaming Club (IGC), decided to transfer the franchise to China and enter into Overwatch Eastern Division of the Federation.
The social media post also confirmed that Valiant will continue to compete in the East Division, also known as the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region of the tournament. That means they will be playing alongside other teams in Asia, including the 2021 champions, the Shanghai Dragons.
Early 2021, Los Angeles Valiant drop its entire list of westerns and staff after talking with Overwatch Alliance and franchise to China. At the time, IGC CEO Ari Segal told Dot Esports that LGE would not buy any shares in Valiant and would not have the option to purchase a franchise. It looks like LGE will continue its activity-only relationship with the team next year.
Los Angeles Valiant is the only team in Overwatch The national championship took place without a win throughout the 2021 season, ending with a score of 0-16.
No official word has been released by Valiant regarding the status of their previous roster. NS Update player contract status of the league The listing says that the players’ contracts have expired in 2022, meaning Los Angeles will likely sign a whole new roster.
https://dotesports.com/overwatch/news/lingan-e-sports-will-continue-operating-los-angeles-valiant-throughout-2022-overwatch-league-season LinGan e-Sports will continue to operate the Los Angeles Valiant throughout the Overwatch League 2022 season