Jamie | 14. October 2020

Strategic Coach “Curryshot” Released by Los Angeles Gladiators

The Los Angeles Gladiators continue to make changes to their team ahead of the 2021 season, with strategic coach Rohit “Curryshot” Nathani having been the latest member to have been released. The Gladiators have parted company with almost their entire roster over recent weeks, having also released off-tank Aaron “Bischu” Kim and support duo Benjamin “BigGoose” Ishohanni and Jonas “Shaz” Suovaara just this week.

Curryshot arrived at the Los Angeles Gladiators during the 2019 offseason, having made the switch from the Guangzhou Charge. The veteran coach is one of the most recognizable faces in the Overwatch scene today, having also been the Head Coach of Revival in the summer of last year. The American actually helped to form Revival, with a little help from the Mayhem Academy, where he was also a member of the coaching set-up.

The Los Angeles Gladiators

How The Gladiators Announced the Departure of Curryshot

Announcing the news on their official Twitter page, the Los Angeles Gladiators thanked Nathani for his time with the team, Tweeting “Your competitive insight and fellowship with our community will always be appreciated.” This was in reference to the fact that Curryshot was regularly involved in community events on behalf of the Gladiators.

It has certainly been a busy week for the Los Angeles Gladiators, with the organization seemingly being hellbent on making the necessary changes that will see them be more competitive during the 2021 season. The team failed to reach expectations during this years campaign, despite having one of the most talented rosters on paper, with results eventually meaning that they finished 9th in the standings.

Will We See Additional Changes Made Ahead of the 2021 Season

This may not appear to be the worst finish, however those in charge at the Gladiators clearly have greater ambitions, which has led to changes in both the playing and coaching staff of late. At present, the Gladiator player roster includes South Korean duo Min seok “OGE” Son and Kim “birdring” Ji-hyeok, along with Chris “MirroR” Trinh, Roni “LhCloudy” Tiihonen and Kevin “kevster” Persson.

It is believed that Head Coach David “dpei” Pei will remain in his position, having been with the organization since November 2017. January 4 is the date in which teams must have at least seven players signed to long-term contracts ahead of the 2021 Overwatch League season, so it could be that we see more changes from the Gladiators, as well as other organizations.