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Overwatch: Los Angeles Valiant's Custa Announces Retirement

Custa retires from OW
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Scott "Custa" Kennedy, main support for Los Angeles Valiant and former member of Dallas Fuel, announced his retirement from the Overwatch League.


The end of the year is the theater of many retirement announcements in the Overwatch community. After Jacob "JAKE" Lyon from Houston Outlaws, Zion "Persia" Yang from Boston Uprising, Guangzhou Charge's Won-jae "Rise" Lee, Yong-Jin "YOUNGJIN" Jin from Shanghai Dragons and New York Excelsior's Do-hyeon "Pine" Kim, today Los Angeles Valiant lose one of their most popular player: main support Scott "Custa" Kennedy.

Custa began his Overwatch League career with Dallas Fuel. The team traded him between stages 2 and 3 of the Inaugural Season to Los Angeles Valiant in an offer for Benjamin "uNKOE" Chevasson.

This off-season changed many things for Los Angeles Valiant. The team parted ways with most of their roster, opting to instead sign rookies for the upcoming season. Sang-lok "Dreamer" Song replaced Russell "FCTFCTN" Campbell as main tank, Indy "SPACE" Halpern joined Los Angeles Gladiators, Young-seo "KariV" Park and Brady "Agilities" Girardi signed with Toronto Defiant, while Contenders players Damon "Apply" Conti, Owen "Slur" Warner and Jung-won "Lastro" Mun will make their first steps on the Overwatch League scene.

Custa joins the Overwatch League Analysts Desk

Custa teased his retirement decision on his stream before the official announcement, hinting that he would go full-time streaming. The Overwatch League official Twitter account declared that Custa will join the analyst desk for the 2020 season, alongside Jacob "Jake" Lyon.

 

In an interview for the Overwatch League, Custa went back on his experience as a pro player, stating that “getting up onto the stage and playing in front of a crowd is an experience that [he] will never forget.” As he joins the Watchpoint talent team for the 2020 season, Custa believes his experience as a professional player “gives [him] unique insight into the team/player dynamics that exist” and is a valuable asset to “really help viewers understand and explain to people what is going on, in and out of the game”

Custa and the off-season trades leaks

Earlier this year, Custa leaked several off-season trades in the Overwatch League.

During a talk with analyst Josh “Sideshow” Wilkinson and former Philadelphia Fusion’s support Alberto “neptuNo” González, he talked about Dallas Fuel signing Young-jin "Gamsu" Noh for $240 000, Los Angeles Gladiators acquiring Min-seok "OGE" Son and Indy "SPACE" Halpern, as well as Brady "Agilities" Girardi, Young-seo "KariV" Park and Lane "Surefour" Roberts joining Los Angeles Valiant.

 

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