The Los Angeles Valiant’s latest announcement adds Kuki to their Overwatch League team. Dae-kuk “KuKi” Kim usually plays the role of the Main tank in his previous roster. However, being on Seoul Dynasty also meant that he was almost always second fiddle to Miro. While Miro has taken on streaming for the foreseeable future, Kuki will move to the Los Angeles Valiant.
Kuki has spent 6 years in America which will be very useful in his integration to the Valiant roster. His experience of staying in North America essentially reduces the cultural and linguistic barriers between the Valiant players.
The Official Announcement
The Los Angeles Valiant announced the transfer of Daekuk “KuKi” Kim from the Seoul Dynasty.
Please join us in welcoming @KukiOW to the #VALLA family transferred from @SeoulDynasty!
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— Los Angeles Valiant (@LAValiant) September 14, 2018
The 27-year-old was part of the main tank rotation for the Dynasty during the inaugural season of the Overwatch League. Prior to joining Seoul, KuKi played for MVP Space in APEX.
“We’re excited to add KuKi as a veteran presence to our young tank core. In addition to creating depth in our front line, his knowledge and professionalism is a valued asset to the development of our roster.”
LA Valiant General Manager Michael Schwartz
Kuki’s addition adds more depth to the Los Angeles Valiant roster for Season 2. The Valiants already have Fate as their Main tank on the team. With Coach Moon presiding over the players and their playstyle, we can be sure to see differing playstyles between the two players. Coach Moon has been instrumental in improving Los Angeles Valiant performance in Season 1.
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