Los Angeles Valiant sign former Shanghai Dragons DPS Diya

The Los Angeles Valiant signed DPS Lu “Diya” Weida to its 2022 roster, announcing the transaction late Monday night.

The Chinese hitscan, 22, played for the Shanghai Dragons for three seasons between 2017 and 2020. Diya was part of the Shanghai team that went 0-40 in 2018.

Diya did not play in Overwatch League in 2021, instead spending that time with the Dragons’ academy team, Team CC. He revealed earlier this year that the Valiant offered him a spot on the team for 2021, but he chose to decline.

Los Angeles is in rebuilding mode after its 0-16 regular season in 2021. Earlier this month, the team named Wang “NoHill” Fuxing as head coach, former Overwatch League player Seung-hyun “WooHyaL” Sung as an assistant coach and Gong “Cola” Mingyu as general manager.

–Field Level Media

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