Terrence Tarlier 
Los Angeles Valiant
Recovers from tumultuous start
May 17, 2018
Soon brings out a variety of heroes in 3-2 win over the Seoul Dynasty on Wednesday.
The series might have started out rough for the Valiant DPS player, but he found his groove before long. In the opening map of the series, he was picked off over and over by Fleta as the Dynasty Widowmaker was running roughshod on Los Angeles. There was simply nothing that Soon could do as he died nine times to Fleta on the opening map alone. As the series progressed, however, Soon found his footing and help push his team to victory. He played Brigitte, Junkrat, as well as his usual Widowmaker and Tracer. His flexibility allowed the Valiant to adapt and come away with the tight victory over the pesky Korean squad.
Loses Widowmaker duel
May 8, 2018
Soon was picked off time and again during the Los Angeles Valiant's 3-0 loss to the New York Excelsior on Sunday in the Stage 3 playoffs.
As was the case for the majority of this Valiant team, Soon was outmatched by his New York counterpart. In this case, Pine got the better of the Widowmaker duel at every turn, leaving his team open to also get decimated by the lethal sniper. While Soon has found much success in this role throughout Stage 3, it was clear that there is a sizable gap between the Valiant and a team like New York. Still, a trip to the playoffs was a large step up from the team's performance in Stage 2, which sets up an exciting end to the season.
Comes back down to Earth
April 19, 2018
Soon's performance in this series a bit more dialed in as compared to his Week 2 showing, but the Los Angeles Valiant still walked away with a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Gladiators.
After Soon and Bunny lit up the opposition last week, Soon took a backseat to Agilities in this series. With Agilities absolutely popping off, however, it would've been hard to look good in comparison. If nothing else, a Valiant win on a night where Soon was playing fairly poor is a good sign for this team moving forward.
Free from Tracer jail
April 12, 2018
Soon got his chance to show off his hero pool in the Los Angeles Valiant's 4-0 win over the San Francisco Shock on Wednesday.
While Soon has mainly been known as a Tracer specialist throughout the first couple months of the OWL, he was finally able to show off some depth in this series. With Bunny on the team now, Soon was free to play other hitscan heroes throughout this series and the results were incredibly solid. Whether he was playing McCree, Widowmaker, or Reaper, he was doing his best to keep the Valiant on top from start to finish. Outside of what might have been the play of the season when he sniped sinatraa with one hell of a flick, it was probably his Reaper that made the most impact on this series. The pick seemed to catch the Shock off guard and allowed Soon to easily rack up kills to lock up this sweep.
Clicks on the heads in lopsided win
April 8, 2018
Soon had the Shanghai Dragons ducking for cover all throughout the Los Angeles Valiant's 4-0 win on Friday.
Soon was on Widowmaker for a lot of this series and absolutely shut Shanghai down with reckless abandon. This was no more apparent than on Temple of Anubis where he consistently set himself up on the high ground and picked off members of the Dragons with ease. The fact that they were unable to push him away from his perch allowed him to completely destroy the Dragons all game long. When he was back on his signature Tracer, he was just as electric while weaving his way through the backline with little to no opposition. With him working so well in conjunction with Agilities, this DPS core is looking stronger than ever.
Excels despite recent roster turnover
April 4, 2018
Soon showed off a deeper hero pool in the Los Angeles Valiant's 4-0 sweep of the Seoul Dynasty on Wednesday.
With Soon's fellow Frenchman Unkoe being traded and the Valiant picking up Bunny, Soon's roster stability was in question coming into Stage 3. It would have been understandable if he struggled a bit coming out the gate here, yet it looked as though nothing at all had changed. His Tracer was solid as always, but it was his play on Widowmaker and Reaper that made the biggest impact on this series. He was securing picks with ease on Widow and expertly used the high-ground to his advantage as Reaper to wreak havoc with his Death Blossoms. Time will tell how this Valiant roster will shake out in the long run, but Soon's spot looks to be safe for the time being.
A lost Tracer is like not having one at all
March 19, 2018
So0n couldn't mesh into the Los Angeles Valiant in a 1-3 loss to the Florida Mayhem on Day 2 in Week 4 of Stage 2 in the OWL.
Soon looked lost while playing against the Mayhem. Whether this was engaging from a weird angle or getting picked off early, he wasn't able to have the level of impact which we tend to expect. Overall, Soon's Tracer play was extremely timid and looked as if he was afraid to engage. As a result, the Valiant were unable to move around the map like usual. We'll see if this is a long-term issue Friday when the Valiant go up against the Uprising.
Surgical Tracer
March 14, 2018
Soon made his Tracer much more imposing than the hero normally is in the Valiant's 4-0 win over the Houston Outlaws.
Soon was uncharacteristically ignored by the Outlaws throughout most of the series. Unbothered, he was able to impose heavily on the Outlaws' backline and force their tanks back to move his opponents into an unfavorable situation.
Amazing game sense as per usual
March 5, 2018
SoOn dashed through the Dallas Fuel in the Los Angeles Valiant's 3-1 victory on Friday.
SoOn is one of the most knowledgeable players in the OWL. This advantage came out on Friday with SoOn setting up and executing brilliant tactics to decimate the Fuel. Whether this was a dive onto the backline, pushing Fuel xQc and Mickie in a certain direction, or putting pressure on the objective. SoOn is a front-runner on Tracer and should always be kept in the corner of your eye.
Bounces back in a major way
February 25, 2018
Soon was back to his usual self in the Los Angeles Valiant's 3-0 sweep of the Shanghai Dragons on Saturday.
After a muddled performance against Seoul on Wednesday Soon was back on top of his game in this series. With Kariv coming to take on Widowmaker and Soldier: 76 duties, Soon was free to run rampant on Tracer. As always, he was electric with the hero, weaving in and out of the enemy backline with ease. His ultimate use was also impeccable, landing multi-kills like nobody's business. When he and the rest of his team are playing like this, the Valiant is a hard team to beat.
Rough time against the Dynasty
February 24, 2018
Soon had trouble against Seoul as they defeated his Los Angeles Valiant squad 4-0 on Wednesday.
Soon, who is usually top tier, suffered against the Dynasty's high-speed assault. He was whiffing ultimates and couldn't dole out enough damage to snag backline picks. On top of all that, Seoul had two of the most elusive support combinations in the game, making it that much harder for an already struggling Soon.
Legendary Tracer
February 11, 2018
Soon picked apart the Shanghai Dragons in a 4-0 victory in Week 5 of Stage 1 in the OWL.
Soon's calculated dives and backline harassment was unrivaled in Friday's series against the Shanghai Dragons. Even when the Dragons tried to match his Tracer with one of their own, Soon was leagues ahead in both mechanical skill and strategic map control. Soon also played Widowmaker on Temple of Anubis, which completely shut down the Dragon's and left them struggling for answers.
Single-handedly tilts the Fusion
February 1, 2018
Soon was responsible for dismantling the Philadelphia Fusion's mental wall in the Los Angeles Valiant's 4-0 victory in Week 4 of Stage 1 in the OWL.
Soon has, and will be for some time, a top-tier Tracer. Where he stands a cut above the rest, though, is in his game sense. Soon can tell what the optimal play against the enemy the moment it happens. First, it was back-capping the Dallas Fuel on Numbani. Now we've got him flipping the point on Oasis. Soon is one of the most influential players in the league at the moment.
Solid sightlines, timing, and positioning
January 28, 2018
SoOn scoped down the Florida Mayhem in Los Angeles Valiant's 3-1 victory Saturday in Week 3 of Stage 1 in the OWL.
SoOn showed us all what a Widowmaker can do with room to move around the map freely. He was constantly setting up a crossfire away from his team that forced the Mayhem to respond. SoOn also realized when it was time to back off, let his team engage, and find another place to post up. This not only allowed him free reign, but the tight coordination with his team allowed them to focus key targets for a solid victory.
Pulls out the Widowmaker pocket pick
January 25, 2018
Soon once again showed off his deep hero pool in a 3-2 reverse sweep of the Los Angeles Gladiators on Wednesday.
While Soon mainly shows off his skills on the Tracer to pour damage onto the opposition, he continues to make it clear that he's not some one-trick pony by any means. He did what he's known for early on in the series with that Tracer, but it was when he busted out the Widowmaker that the highlight reel plays started to pour in. Soon racked up pick after pick with the sniper while almost holding the Gladiators to the first point on Junkertown. It was these picks that still led to an eventual victory for the Valiant on Junkertown to force a fifth map that they also won to complete the reverse sweep.
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