SPACE
Indy Halpern 
USA
Los Angeles Valiant
Saves best performance for last
June 18, 2018
SPACE was thriving in a major way during the Valiant's 3-1 win over the New York Excelsior on Sunday in the Stage 4 Finals.
ANALYSIS
SPACE has been one of the biggest bright spots for the Valiant in the last two stages and this series was no different. He once again played a bevy of different heroes and synergized extremely well with Fate to form one of the beefiest frontlines in the OWL. It was tough for even the likes of Libero, Pine, and Saebyeolbe to break through and get to the Valiant's backline. As such, the Valiant DPS duo of SoOn and Agilities had free reign of the entire map to do what they wanted. If they can do this a few more times this July, they could complete one of the biggest upsets in the short history of the OWL.
Continues reaching into his bag of tricks
June 7, 2018
SPACE once again showed off his incredibly deep hero pool in a 2-1 win over the London Spitfire on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Whenever the Valiant need a boost from the frontline, SPACE is right there to keep them moving along. He started out the series playing Roadhog and that was just the start. As the series progressed, he brought out many different heroes to keep the Spitfire guessing. Perhaps most surprising of all was his Zarya on Dorado. While teams only utilized the hero eight percent of the time, the Valiant put SPACE on her 41 percent of the time. It seems to pay off well, too, as the team easily took the map without much opposition from London. Now that the Valiant are sitting pretty at 7-0, they can seriously enter the championship conversation not just for Stage 4, but for the entire season.
Flexibility leads to success against New York
June 3, 2018
SPACE continued to shine for the Los Angeles Valiant in their 3-2 upset win over the New York Excelsior on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
While things certainly weren't always going well for the Valiant, SPACE included during this match, he came up when his team needed him most. Perhaps the biggest thing that he brought to the table in this win was the flexibility of his hero pool. It seemed like he was able to slot perfectly into whatever team composition the Valiant wanted to run. Whether that meant running with D.Va, Zarya, or Roadhog, he was ready willing to do whatever needed to take down the best team in the league. More than anything, it was the Roadhog that ended up being the most clutch of the bunch, as the team needed a push to get the win on Nepal to pull off the upset.
Lands pinpoint ultimates in big win
May 31, 2018
SPACE proved his worth all throughout a 3-0 win over the Los Angeles Gladiators on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
SPACE continues to be a massive boon to this team at just about every turn. His D.Va was always solid, but he's now been showing off his Zarya, which is just as good. It gives this team even more flexibility in terms of team compositions, which is absolutely huge here in Stage 4. Not only does he play the fundamentals of his role well, but he also seems to know exactly when to use his ultimate for the greatest effect. Whether that's throwing a Graviton Surge out right after Void's own Surge ended or using one to keep the Gladiators off the point to secure Horizon Lunar Colony, his uses always came at the perfect time and helped the Valiant to this important win.
Unsung hero of win against Dynasty
May 17, 2018
SPACE made the smaller, but incredibly impactful plays, during the Los Angeles Valiant's 3-2 win over the Seoul Dynasty on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
With the meta shifting to start Stage 4, it was expected that players would need to deepen their hero pools in order to help their teams. SPACE did that in the best way possible, pulling out his pocket Zarya and putting in work with her. Since the hero hasn't been a part of the meta since he's been in the OWL, whether he could perform well enough to help his team to victory was a big question. He answered that question emphatically and the Valiant picked up a much-needed win over Seoul to get a leg up in the race for the Pacific Division title.
Strong even in defeat
May 8, 2018
SPACE tried his best to bring the Los Angeles Valiant a victory during their 3-0 sweep at the hands of the New York Excelsior in the Stage 3 playoffs on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
While the Valiant were easily brushed aside by the Excelsior in this match, it wasn't for a lack of effort from SPACE. As he has been for the entirety of Stage 3, he was solid on the frontline with D.Va to give his team a fighting chance. He focused down targets with precision and ate up a ton of damage to boot. Unfortunately, the Excelsior were simply too much to handle as a unit, and there was simply nothing that anyone on the Valiant could do to stop the impending doom in this sweep.
Shows off amazing survivability in win
April 12, 2018
SPACE managed to light up the San Francisco Shock while managed to stay alive for the majority of this 4-0 sweep on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
While SPACE switched up heroes on a couple occasions last week, he stuck with his trusty D.Va for the entirety of Wednesday's series. Despite being on the frontline holding the Shock at bay and protecting his teammates, SPACE was incredibly resilient in this series. He put up 52 eliminations while only managing to die 10 times, showing off his ability for knowing when to dive and when to peel off. Many thought that the loss of Envy would possibly hurt the Valiant, but SPACE has shown that he's just as good, if not better, and is a huge part of why the Valiant have surged at the start of Stage 3.
Shines in Valiant debut
April 4, 2018
SPACE played well above his young stature in the Los Angeles Valiant's 4-0 sweep of the Seoul Dynasty on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
SPACE has only been with the team for a few days, but he looked like he had been there for the entire season with how well he played with his team. His synergy with fellow tank Fate was especially solid, as the two held down the frontline with impressive ease from start to finish in this series. Not only was his general play superb, but he even managed to hold ultimates for use at the perfect moments, which gave Los Angeles the edge in the ever important ult economy. Perhaps the brightest sign from SPACE was the fact that we haven't even seen his best, as he admitted in a post-game press conference that he wasn't happy with his play. Once he's got time to get the reps in with his teammates, you can bet that he'll be even stronger.
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