On Thursday, the North American esports outfit Los Angeles Gladiators announced the addition of American tank player Dante “Danteh” Cruz to their 2023 Overwatch roster.
“Join us in welcoming @danteh to LA! After a historic #OWL2022 Season, we can’t wait to see all he will accomplish in purple,” the team tweeted.
Danteh also took to his official Twitter page to announce his new team. He said among the top teams he had in mind to represent were the Los Angeles Gladiators; hence, he is excited to be with them and promises to give his best while at it.
“There were only a few teams I wanted to join this year and I was lucky enough to find a home on one of them. super excited to focus on tank this season and i’ll do my best to make good results!” Danteh said.
Danteh has been in the esports scene for as long as five years. He launched his Overwatch career in 2017 with the North American team Momentary. Subsequently, he went to play for teams such as Denial eSports, Eanix, YIKES, the San Francisco Shock, and more recently, the Houston Outlaws.
He left the Houston Outlaws on December 1, 2022, which means he has been a free agent for about a month and three weeks.
With the Outlaws, the 23-year-old tank player has had fairly good results in tournaments, although he has barely won any. Danteh and the Outlaws came out in fifth-eighth place at the 2019 Overwatch League Stage 3 Playoffs and had the same finish at the 2020 Overwatch League Summer Showdown. More recently, at the tournaments held last year, Danteh garnered a fifth-sixth place at the 2022 Overwatch League Kickoff Clash and the 2023 Overwatch League Summer Showdown. Although they made a more impressive play at the 2022 Overwatch League Playoffs, which were held in November, the team came in strong with a third-place finish.
Danteh is grounded in Overwatch modus, as he owns an Overwatch YouTube channel that already has about 48,800 subscribers as of November last year. The player has also participated in all five seasons of Overwatch.
The Overwatch team now consists of a 21-year-old DPS player, a 22-year-old British support player, Daniel “FunnyAstro” Hathaway, a 21-year-old South Korean support player, Mun “Lastro” Jung-won, Danteh, and their Australian head coach, Sam “face” Merewether.