Moth Leaves San Francisco Shock, Joins LA Gladiators
One of the best supports in the Overwatch League Grant “Moth” Espe has decided to part ways with the San Francisco Shock and instead join the Los Angeles Gladiators. This, in short, is a twist no one saw coming. First of all, Moth has been competing under the San Francisco Shock banner since March 2018 and has basically won it all with the boys in grey and orange. He’s a premier support player and is widely regarded as one of the best to ever play the game. His flexibility and shotcalling pushed SFS over the finish line on many occasions throughout the past, so seeing him go for another team is quite a surprise.
A Huge Signing for LA
Moth has truly been an invaluable component of the starting line-up and has done insanely well over the last three years. He’s a back-to-back Overwatch League champion and has won numerous different playoffs along with the 2019 Overwatch World Cup (with Team USA). That’s about as rich and successful a career as you can hope for. Of course, this isn’t the end by any means but it certainly is a detour that seemingly came out of the blue.
Why Moth would go for the LA Gladiators — the ninth best team from 2020 — instead of another top-tier challenger is anyone’s guess at this point. Still, it seems that LAG are going for a major overhaul and want a seasoned veteran shotcaller like Moth leading the charge. He’ll now join his old teammate and flex support Kim “Shu” Jin-seo who has also made the transfer from the Guangzhou Charge.
In his place, the San Francisco Shock have signed Brice “FDGoD” Monscavoir, formerly of Paris Eternal. FDGoD might not be as big of a name as Moth, but his play certainly isn’t lacking. In fact, he’s considered by many as one of the best and most promising support players in the entire League.
We can only hope that he’ll be able to fill the void created by Moth’s absence. The potential is certainly there, but it won’t come easy, that’s for sure.