2019-08-25 - Overwatch League 2019 - LA Valiant Homestand / Photo: Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment

Photo: Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment

The Overwatch League off-season brings with it loads of excitement as we watch and anticipate trades and signings. There’s another less exciting side to it and that is when players decide they’re done with the professional scene and retire. So far this off-season we’ve seen big names like Do-hyeon “Pine” Kim aka The Big Boss of the New York Excelsior and Jake “JAKE” Lyons of the Houston Outlaws hang up their hats. Today, the Los Angeles Valiant announced the departure of Scott “Custa” Kennedy.

Custa has had a great run in the professional Overwatch scene, both before and during the Overwatch League. He moved to Canada from Australia in his early career playing for Code7 before moving on to join Fnatic and then Arc6. In the inaugural season of the Overwatch League he played for the Dallas Fuel before being traded for uNKOE to the Los Angeles Valiant where he would remain up through the 2019 season. Custa is a tremendously talented support player and served as the teams Captain.

Our Thoughts: It’s an absolute shame to see such talented players leaving the league so early in it’s life. Custa is one of the best supports in the game and his knowledge is as high IQ as you can get in the space. The silver lining here is that he’s not leaving the Overwatch League entirely. Along with Jake, Custa will be joining the casters desk for the 2020 season. Their knowledge and energy will bring a whole new perspective and level of excitement to the broadcasts this year.