The Los Angeles Valiant’s DPS has recently strengthened with the addition of Joon-hyuk “Bunny” Chae after Valiant a rollercoaster ride during Stage 2. The Valiant’s performance from Stage 1 carried over to the first two weeks of Stage 2 going 3-1. After Week 3 however, their flaws started to show.

Internal Dispute

Videos surfaced from the Overwatch League broadcast with management showing disappointment to the team. Additionally, from the LA Valiant’s YouTube series called “Inside L.A. Valiant”, there was dissatisfaction from management all the way down to the players. The climax of it all stemmed from Episode 3 of that series which portrayed Brady “Agilities” Girardi’s “last chance” at the starting roster. After the video released, memes were created mocking the scene with LA Valiant CEO Noah Whinston and Agilities at In-N-Out including one from the Philadelphia Fusion. Fans had an outroar at how the video series depicted the organization following rumors of roster moves.

The missing Bunny-link

To answer any concerns regarding the Valiant, they obtained Bunny from the Seoul Dynasty. Bunny formerly played for the BK Stars and Lunatic Hai during APEX. He was then regularly in the Seoul Dynasty DPS rotation alongside Byung-sun “Fleta” Kim. When Stage 2 rolled along, Bunny was the odd man out of the DPS rotation between Fleta, Sang-beom “Munchkin” Byeon, and Seok-woo “Wekeed” Choi. However, Bunny did not underperform while on the Dynasty. In Stage 2, Bunny had 89 kills and 28 deaths in 2 games.

Bunny will play alongside another Tracer specialist, Terence “SoOn” Tarlier. No word from the Valiant on who will play Tracer or what Bunny’s role will be as of yet. Will the addition of Bunny improve the Valiant’s chances of winning more games or will their conflicts continue to snowball going into Stage 3? Find out when Overwatch League returns this Wednesday with Bunny’s debut against his former team, Seoul Dynasty.