Ophelie Castelot
Ophelie Castelot
Ophelie is both an esport and journalism lover. She is the former head of the CS:GO section for a major esport website. Ophelie has been analyzing Overwatch ever since its release in 2016.

Overwatch League: Kariv Joins Guangzhou Charge

Young-seo "KariV" Park sits in his gaming chair with headset on wearing his Toronto Defiant jersey
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The Guangzhou Charge sign former Toronto Defiant and Los Angeles Valiant player Young-seo "KariV" Park.

One day after releasing three players, the Guangzhou Charge is signing some fresh blood to its roster. Young-seo "KariV" Park, former Toronto Defiant and Los Angeles Valiant player, is joining the Guangzhou Charge for the Overwatch League 2021 Season.

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The Ana and Zenyatta specialist made a name for himself with his game-changing plays. KariV joined the Overwatch League at its creation with the Los Angeles Valiant. The team had a successful Inaugural Season. The Los Angeles Valiant placed second during the Regular Season and lost in the Overwatch League Inaugural Playoffs in Semifinals to the Grand Champions of London Spitfire.

However, the Overwatch League 2019 Season didn’t go as well for the Los Angeles Valiant. The team struggled to find its place in the League, failing to adapt to the new 3-3 meta known as GOATS. The team fell to the 13th position and didn’t manage to qualify for the Playoffs.

Kariv competes with the Los Angeles Valiant

During the 2019 off-season, the Los Angeles Valiant decided to part ways with their roster. KariV then joined the Toronto Defiant, which was building a brand new lineup. This new team had troubles building team play, and stumbled to the 15th position of the Overwatch League 2020 Regular Season.

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Today, KariV joins the Guangzhou Charge as the team is building a new roster from scratch. Will this new team perform better than the last? Besides KariV, the Guangzhou Charge is already home to three players;  Ou "Eileen" Yiliang, Seung-pyo "Rio" Oh and Ki-cheol "Cr0ng" Nam. So far, KariV is the only support player of the Guangzhou Charge.

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