My last day with the @LAGladiators and @Sentinels.
Leaving the Los Angeles Gladiators and Sentinels.
This is, without a doubt, one of the hardest decisions I’ve had to make. Two years ago, I took a leap of faith and applied for Sentinels (formerly Phoenix1) after five years of working in law. Although I wasn’t able to move to Los Angeles immediately, Joy and Riley saw potential in me and were willing to do whatever it took to get me on the team. I’ve been with the organization for two years now and this brand and community has been my baby. This marketing team has been my family ever since I moved and I practically bleed purple at this point.
To the marketing team: I’ve honestly never seen a more talented group of people. Now that I’m leaving, I hope it’s a tiny bit less biased when I say that the Gladiators and Sentinels have the best marketing, social media, graphics, and content. The social platforms will be in good hands and I have full trust in the people that we’ve hired. :D The last two years of my life with you guys have genuinely been the best.
To the community: Thank you for dealing with all of the shenanigans from the Great Jebait, Hydration’s 12-hour Christmas singing stream, to our office series. Of course, I had to go all out trolling on the Gladi- BigGeese* account before leaving. It has been so fulfilling to be the bridge between you and the players. Your unwavering love and support for this team and our community has always fueled my drive towards improving this industry. I hope that you’ve had as memorable of a time as I have.
To the Sentinels boys: Couldn’t think of a better way to end my time here than with Bugha winning the Fortnite World Cup and my Apex Legends team becoming X Games medalists/world’s first Apex Preds. I’ll still be cheering for you guys as hard as Carose supported his teammates at the World Cup. :D
To the Gladiators/Legion players and coaches: I know who I will be rooting for in the playoffs and I have no doubt that we have what it takes to succeed. Strength through adversity and 0-0 mentality. Even the players who are no longer on Gladiators, you’ve always had and will have my full support. (Miss you OG Gladiators from the inaugural season.)
I’ve always told my players when they left:
Once a Gladiator, Always a Gladiator
So strange to be on the other side of it now. :(
There’s no other place that I would have wanted to start my esports career at, but it’s time for me to move on. I hope that everyone will continue to support me as I take the next step in my career and life. 💜
Analynn “bawlynn” Dang