With the required 2-2-2 composition now in play for Stage 4, the Valiant will undoubtedly be making some shifts in the roster. Rest assured, there is no shortage of talent.
The Los Angeles Valiant have three DPS players to choose from, all of which are realistic candidates for one of the two DPS slots. Without a doubt Brady “Agilities” Girardi will be playing as the team’s projectile DPS, but both Johannes “Shax” Nielsen and Kyle “KSF” Frandanisa could take over the hitscan role.
Realistically, the LA Valiant will most likely run KSF with Agilities, as Shax was brought into the starting lineup as a Sombra specialist. Because of this, they only really know how well he can play Sombra, whereas KSF has shown his skill on DPS numerous times when the situation called for it.
Without a doubt, Russell “FCTFCTN” Campbell will continue on his role as main tank for the team. The Valiant have no one else to play it. Where they do have to make a choice though, is deciding who will be playing off-tank.
Realistically, Indy “SPACE” Halpern will be starting. Caleb “McGravy” McGarvey is a talented off-tank himself, though he hasn’t seen any playtime on the Valiant yet. With SPACE, the Los Angeles Valiant know what they’re getting, which is a solid off-tank with plenty of experience playing 2-2-2 in the Overwatch League.
There isn’t much to be said about the healers, as the Valiant have only two to work with. Young-seo “KariV” Park will be playing as the team’s main healer, with Scott “Custa” Kennedy on the secondary healer.
The most likely lineup come the LA Valiant’s match against the Paris Eternal will be Agilities and KSF on DPS, FTCFCTN and SPACE on tank, with KariV and Custa healing. Perhaps at some point, with enough practice behind the scenes, both Shax and McGravey could see some playtime.
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