Overwatch League side Los Angeles Valiant have confirmed the signing of Kim “Izayaki” Min-chul from South Korean side NC Foxes.
Formerly known as Need during his time with the Foxes, Izayaki will provide support to Valiant’s new-look roster.
The South Korean becomes the fifth player to join the side in recent weeks.
Following a disappointing display in Stage Two, in which the Valiant finished eighth with just four victories to their name, the LA-based side parted ways with four players from their roster.
The team’s issues are thought to have been the result of conflicts between the roster, Dexerto reports. As a result, Los Angeles Valiant were forced to act during the transfer window.
Kang-jae “envy” Lee, Benjamin “uNKOE” Chevasson and Ted “Silkthread” Wang have all been released or transfered since the start of the month. Christopher “GrimReality” Schaefer also moved into the head coach position.
They were replaced with Scott “Custa” Kennedy who signed from Dallas Fuel, Kyle “KSF” Frandanisa, formerly of Overwatch Contenders side Simplicity and flex Finnbjörn “Finnsi” Jónasson.
The team also acquired Chae “Bunny” Jun-hyeok from Seoul Dynasty late last month.
Los Angeles Valiant confirmed their latest signing via Twitter, telling fans:
🚨 12th Player Alert 🚨
— Los Angeles Valiant 👼 (@LAValiant) April 13, 2018
Los Angeles Valiant chasing playoff place
Los Angeles Valiant have overhauled their roster following a disappointing Stage Two and, so far, their decision to act seems to have paid off.
The team currently sit top of the table in Stage Three, having gone undefeated in their first four games of the stage. LA Valiant also lead the way for maps won, having suffered just one defeat and one tie in 16 maps.
The Valiant produced a 2-1 victory over league strugglers Dallas Fuel today to extend their undefeated run by another week.
Taking the roster to 12, Izayaki will provide yet more support to a full squad as the side chases its first place in the playoffs.
Valiant will play again on Thursday, 19 April against local rivals Los Angeles Gladiators. The club has yet to reveal whether it will give Izayaki the chance to impress so soon.