Los Angeles Gladiators adds legendary Outlaw to its 2023 lineup

The "Dantank" returns.

This Overwatch League offseason has been a precarious one for many veteran players as teams dismantle rosters and acquire new talent, hoping for a more successful future. Rookies will be a key part of the leagues sixth season, but some longtime players wont be giving up their thrones any time soon. 

The Los Angeles Gladiators announced today the addition of veteran player Dante Danteh Cruz in the tank position. Hes one of the few remaining Overwatch League players to have participated in all five seasons and is a perpetual fan favorite. 

Danteh previously played for the Houston Outlaws for four seasons and was often considered a pillar of the team. He started his Overwatch League career on the San Francisco Shock but was traded before the second season began. 

Throughout most of his competitive career, Danteh had been a DPS player, known for his Tracer play and his flexibility to pick up new heroes as necessary for new metas. With the introduction of Overwatch 2 last year, Danteh flexed into the tank role, first picking up Doomfistformerly a damage hero in the base gameto help the Outlaws. As the season progressed, he added more tank heroes to his repertoire and ended up as Houstons de facto tank player. 

The Gladiators have picked Danteh up as a tank player, meaning hes likely fully switched over to the Overwatch 2 tank lifestyle. 

Los Angeles previously confirmed that only damage dealer Kevin Kevster Persson and veteran support Daniel FunnyAstro Hathaway would be retained from the 2022 roster. The team acquired another former Outlaw in support player Mun Lastro Jung-won last month.

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