With 2 days left before September 9th player deadline, the Los Angeles Valiant Los Angeles Valiant OWL Rank #16 have announced the departures of four from their ranks. These players include Verbo , numlocked , Finnsi , and GrimReality .
The Los Angeles Valiant have released @Verbo , @numlocked , @FinnsiOW , and @Grimreality from their contracts.— Los Angeles Valiant 👼 (@LAValiant) September 7, 2018
We thank them for their contributions to the team and wish them continued success in their careers. https://t.co/NoJ3PUt4kt pic.twitter.com/lb60hgeRJq
Among the four that were released, Finnsi saw zero stagetime throughout his tenure with the Valiant. GrimReality also had a similar situation to Finnsi, but was only seen on stage during the preseason in the Valiant's matches against the San Francisco Shock and Los Angeles Gladiators respectively.
Eventually, GrimReality would move to an assistant coaching role within the team at the same time the team parted ways with envy , which allowed SPACE to fill the vacant offtank role for the rest of the season.
Numlocked, unlike Finnsi, did end up playing on stage during the regular season, although only once. His only appearance in the regular season was in Week 1 of Stage 4 against the Shanghai Dragons Shanghai Dragons OWL Rank #19 on Watchpoint: Gibraltar, the final map of the series. The Valiant wound up losing that map, but had already secured a series victory by taking the first three maps of the series. Numlocked's only other stage time in a Valiant jersey was in their fourth map against the Los Angeles Gladiators Los Angeles Gladiators OWL Rank #6 on Eichenwalde in the preseason.
Verbo by far saw the most stage time in a Valiant jersey among the released players, playing in 13 matches throughout the regular season. His peak playtime was in Stage 2, where he was present for every match. In Stage 1, he played 2 matches, one more than his lone Stage Four appearance alongside Numlocked against the Shanghai Dragons. He did not play at all in Stage 3.
These departures from the team put the Valiant's player roster at nine players. The Valiant will be able to sign more players to their roster on October 8, should they choose to do so.
- Brady "Agilities" Girardi (DPS)
- Terence "SoOn" Tarlier (DPS)
- Chae "Bunny" Joon-hyuk (채준혁) (DPS)
- Kyle "KSF" Frandanisa (DPS)
- Indy "SPACE" Halpern (Flex)
- Koo "Fate" Pan-seung (구판승) (Tank)
- Park "KariV" Young-seo (박영서) (Support)
- Kim "Izayaki" Min-chul (김민철) (Support)
- Scott "Custa" Kennedy (Support)
- Byung-chul "Moon" Moon (Head Coach)
- Warsi "Stoop" Faraaz Waris (Assistant Coach)
- Jordan "Gunba" Graham (Assistant Coach)
- Julien "daemoN" Ducros (Assistant Coach)