Korean flex support Jung-won “Lastro” Mun has signed for the Toronto Defiant team. After being released from the Los Angeles Valiant roster earlier this year, he is the first of the former Valiant to join another team.
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Lastro’s path to The Defiant
Lastro started his career by playing for Korean contenders teams World Game Star H2 and Stormquake. Most notably, his time with Stormquake led to a Trials victory and a third place season finish. Then, Lastro joined North American contenders team Skyfoxes. During his first season, he helped lead them to a close semi-final finish. His second season featured a worse finish, losing in the quarter-finals in another close game. However, Lastro’s Zenyatta and Ana play was noticeably good, and the Los Angeles Valiant picked him up for the 2020 season.
This Valiant roster was entirely new at the time, with only one player from their original team. The newly formed team surprised us by working well together quickly. Along the way, Lastro got fined for inappropriate language in the in-game chat, becoming a meme in the Overwatch League community. But, their play together was leading them to key wins, like in their first tournament. In the May Melee, Lastro and the Valiant made a deep run to the semi-finals. They lost to the eventual tournament and season champions, San Francisco Shock.
However, in other tournaments the team didn’t find the same success. Even so, fans were excited to see how Lastro and the roster would develop for 2021, but the surprise news of the Valiant roster’s release led to him becoming a free agent. He played for a short while with Team CC.KR, but was still looking to join a new Overwatch League team.
The Defiant add support depth
With this signing, Toronto Defiant have a stable support player pool to choose from. Originally, they had two rookies in flex support Jeong-su “Aztac” Park and main support Soon-jae “ANSOONJAE” An. Now, with the signing of Lastro, these two players have an experienced teammate to learn from. Lastro will have to compete with Aztac to earn his spot on the starting roster in April 2021, when the new season begins.
To see how Lastro and Toronto Defiant do in the 2021 Overwatch League season, stay tuned to Daily Esports.