LinGan e-Sports will continue to operate Los Angeles Valiant throughout the 2022 Overwatch League season


After months of silence in the chaos Monitoring The League offseason, the Los Angeles Valiant have confirmed some key details regarding their participation in the upcoming 2022 season.

LinGan e-Sports (LGE), a Chinese company that previously ran teams such as LGE.Huya, will continue to operate the team next year, according to a social media post by the Vaillant. LGE signed a one-year operating agreement in early 2021 after Valiant’s ownership group Immortals Gaming Club (IGC) decided to move the franchise to China and participate in the Monitoring Eastern Division of the League.

The social media post also confirms that the Valiant will remain in the Eastern Division, also known as the Asia-Pacific region (APAC) of the league. This means they will play alongside other Asian-based teams, including the 2021 Championship team, the Shanghai Dragons.

In early 2021, the Los Angeles Valiant dropped their entire Western roster and staff after conferring with the Monitoring League and move the franchise to China. At the time, IGC CEO Ari Segal told Dot Esports that LGE would not buy any shares of Valiant and would not have the option of buying the franchise. It looks like LGE will continue their operating relationship only with the team next year.

The Los Angeles Valiant was the only team in the Monitoring League without a win in the 2021 season, ending in a 0-16 record.

No official word has been given by the Valiant on the status of his previous roster. The League Player Contract Status Update The roster says players’ contracts have expired until 2022, which means Los Angeles will likely sign a whole new roster.


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