Fate
Koo Pan-Seung 
South Korea
Los Angeles Valiant
Recovers from slow start to win Stage 4 Title
June 18, 2018
Fate held down the frontline during the Los Angeles Valiant's 3-1 win over the New York Excelsior in the Stage 4 Finals on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
While Fate had his hands full during the Valiant's 3-2 win over the Gladiators earlier in the day, he was back in full force against the Excelsior. He was making big play after big play, especially with his Earthshatters on Reinhardt as the hero was giving New York fits. The fact that he was playing so strong against a tank core as formidable as the Excelsior's should give the Valiant plenty of confidence going into the playoffs this summer. It's true that the Excelsior were likely playing things a bit close to the chest, but this win is still a solid one nonetheless.
Holds down frontline in sweep of Outlaws
June 10, 2018
Fate was dominant during the Valiant'ps 4-0 win over the Houston Outlaws on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Fate continues to be a formidable presence on the frontline for this team at any given moment. Not only is his Winston always on point, but he even showed off some other wrinkles in this series. His Orisa on Blizzard World to open the series was solid enough, but it was his Reinhardt that really stole the show. He made some big plays with the hero all throughout the series and is another reason why this team is 8-0 and surging towards the end of the season playoffs.
Performs well on flex tanks, too
May 24, 2018
Fate showed off some versatility during the Valiant's 3-1 win over the Florida Mayhem on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Fate normally plays the beefier tanks like Reinhardt and Winston, but in this series, his D.Va made an appearance. With SPACE playing Roadhog on Hanamura, Fate busted out a D.Va to help the Valiant win the map with relative ease. If he is able to consistently reach into his back of tricks with heroes other than the main tanks, the Valiant will have another wrinkle they can use to catch their opponents off guard.
Dies early and often
April 27, 2018
Fate was unable to keep himself alive in a 3-1 loss to the Houston Outlaws on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Throughout this series, Fate almost never seemed to the right thing at any moment. More often than not, he was pushing far too deep into enemy territory and ended up dead. This forced Custa to use up his resurrections on him frequently, which left his teammates unable to get picked up in key moments. Moreover, when he did manage to stay alive, he used his ultimates at the worst possible moments for almost no value. As such, it's not surprising that they were trounced 3-1 by the Outlaws in this series.
Rages against the machine
April 14, 2018
Fate was instrumental in the Los Angeles Valiant coming away with a 2-1 win over the Dallas Fuel on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Fate always seems to know when to drop into a teamfight with his Winston to give the Valiant an edge, and this series was no different. It was especially his ultimates that were solid in this one, as he saved his Primal Rage for when the Valiant needed one last push to secure a point. Moreover, he managed to keep his aggression in check and didn't put his team in rough spots by diving too hard. As long as he keeps clicking well with Space, this team looks to be in good shape to make one hell of a Stage 3 run.
The ever reliable monkey
April 8, 2018
Fate played his role to perfection in the Los Angeles Valiant's 4-0 dismantling of the Shanghai Dragons on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Fate didn't do anything fancy with his Winston in this series, but he was incredibly consistent from start to finish. He always knew when to dive in and when to delay things a bit while his teammates got in position. While his main role is to merely dive into the middle of teamfights, we have seen plenty of tanks make poor decisions when doing so here in the OWL. Fate was sure to keep himself from putting his team in disadvantageous positions, which allowed them to easily put this one away.
Trips up trying to protect supports
March 25, 2018
Fate failed to lockdown the New York Excelsior in a 4-0 loss on Saturday of the Overwatch League Stage 2.
ANALYSIS
Fate was put in an awkward position. The Los Angeles Valiant played a very aggressive composition that put a heavy emphasis on getting support kills in order to stagger New York. But because of how heavily the Valiant extended themselves to get kills, Fate was forced to either leave Valiant's backline unguarded to dive forward or leave the DPS without any protection as he protected the supports. Fate often pushed forward with his teammates, which left his supports open to flanks. For example, on Valiant's defense on Round 66 Fate was pushed so far forward trying to secure kills that New York's DPS were easily able to flank behind the supports and get two kills. Because of how far he extended, Fate wasn't fast enough to retreat and protect the supports from New York's long and slow flank.
Jumping around like a big shot
March 5, 2018
Fate disrupted the Dallas Fuel in the Los Angeles Valiant's 3-1 victory on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Where xQc's Winston stalled, Fate's Winston was in the face of the Fuel's backline. Fate had the agency to engage onto the Fuel whenever he could, and would easily get out alive while taking one or two people in his wake. He also had impeccable coordination with Valiant DPS SoOn, engage at the same time or drawing attention away from Dallas to allow SoOn room to move. It's clear that Fate contends with the upper-level Winstons rather than middle tier monkeys.
Pops off all throughout sweep
February 25, 2018
Fate made great use of his tank heroes in this 3-0 sweep over the Shanghai Dragons on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Playing a healthy mix of Winston and Reinhardt in this series, Fate was a crucial part of his team's win on Saturday. He started off with his Winston playing the lynchpin of Los Angeles' dive composition in the early matches. He did have one rough moment where he Primal Rage'd and jumped right off the side of the map on Hanamura, but that was but a blip on the radar in an overall strong performance from Fate. He closed out the series with some stellar Reinhardt play that kept the Dragons winless.
Intelligent tank player
February 11, 2018
Fate was impressive in a 4-0 victory over the Shanghai Dragons during Week 5 Stage 1 of the OWL.
ANALYSIS
Fate had an exciting series against the Dragons. Mostly playing Winston, Fate showed the world why he is one of the OWL's premier tanks with highly intelligent dives and excellent survivability. With the help of his returning teammate uNKOE, Fate was able to create huge disruptions in the frontline while also staying alive and keeping the objective first and foremost in his mind. Fate also had some impressive respawn-staggering kills on the enemy supports that forced the rest of the Dragons to sit at spawn and wait.
Great tank play leads to series sweep
February 1, 2018
Fate danced in and out of the Philadelphia Fusion in the Los Angeles Valiant's 4-0 victory Wednesday in Week 4 of Stage 1 in the OWL.
ANALYSIS
There's a certain beauty to proper Winston play. Fate's Jump Pack usage allowed him to regularly apply pressure on the Fusion's backline without being collapsed on. While he did overextend a couple times, he certainly made up for it. Whether he was jumping onto Boombox or responding to Fragi's dive, Fate's Winstone is a forced to be reckoned with.
Main pick doesn't work
January 18, 2018
Fate fails to bully New York Excelsior with Winston in a 0-3 loss on Thursday, Week 2 of Stage 1 of the Overwatch League.
ANALYSIS
Fate seemed exceedingly comfortable on Winston, perhaps to a fault. Fate's strong Winston play would find use later in the series, mainly on Numbani, where his Bubble Shield helped mitigate damage while defending. But more importantly, and a key to the Winston kit, was Fate's willingness to dive. The only problem was that New York Excelsior often had characters that countered Winston. This was especially evident on Oasis where NYXL were able to easily set up in a section of the map with an Orisa and Roadhog and blast down Fate. However, despite the clear counters all series long, Fate stuck to his pick. This would pay off in the final defense of Numbani, where Fate was able to zone and dive thanks to NYXL's awkward pushes.
Never underestimate the power of a monkey
December 10, 2017
Fate opened the path for Los Angeles Valiant on Friday in their 3-1 OWL Preseason victory over the Los Angeles Gladiators.
ANALYSIS
Fate immediately and routinely became a major thorn in Gladiator's side during the series as Winston. Fate applied pressure all over the map, giving the Valiant space to take care of their opponents. To do this, Fate made sure he was where he needed to be through diving the Gladiators' backline with SoOn's Tracer or taking down iReMiix's Winston at the start of a fight. Fate made sure Valiant was in a position to win every fight, leading his team to a 3-1 win.
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