The Los Angeles Gladiators have become the last of the twelve inaugural Overwatch League teams to announce the branding for their franchise, and have also announced their roster in a reveal video.
“Gladiators were the original superstars of sports and entertainment," said Josh Kroenke, co-founder of KSE Esports, in a press release regarding the announcement. The press release also indicated that the Gladiators will find their home in the sports and entertainment stadium district that will also host Kroenke's Los Angeles Rams upon completion. The franchise will also be run by the Phoenix1 organization, who are known for their League of Legends and Super Smash Bros rosters.
Along with the brand reveal, the team also announced its roster in a video. At DPS, the team will field Surefour, formerly of Cloud9, Hydration of Counter Logic Gaming, and Asher of CONBOX. The team has also signed Kungarna tank pair iReMiix and Bischu, and the Team Gigantti support pair of Shaz and BigG00se, who were recently crowned the Contenders Season One Europe champions
The coaching staff for the team is still unknown. They will begin competing in the preseason for the Overwatch League beginning December 6.
The Los Angeles Gladiators enter the Overwatch League with: