San Francisco Shock takes home second consecutive Overwatch League title. The San Francisco Shock were crowned champions of the Overwatch League on Saturday, winning the Overwatch League Grand Finals 4-2 over the Seoul Dynasty. This is their 2nd consecutive title in the Overwatch League.
“I still can’t believe it. The whole Overwatch League 2020 season definitely was not easy,” San Francisco Shock coach Park “Crusty” Dae-hee said after the match. “The fact that we were able to defend our championship and win again this year was a huge thing and I am super happy about that.”
In their grand final run, The Shock did not lose a single match, defeating the Seoul Dynasty 3-2 in the first round, the Shanghai Dragons 3-2 in the second round, and the Dynasty in the grand finals again.
Despite hero pools and a generally volatile year both in and out of game — including the departure of the team’s 2019 MVP, Jay “sinatraa” Won, to VALORANT — the San Francisco Shock remained near or at the top of the standings all year.
On Saturday, the star of the Shock was final MVP Kwon “Striker” Nam-joo and his Tracer game, but their unparalleled team play is San Francisco ‘s key power. In mirror matches, their players were versatile enough to reach Seoul, beating the Dynasty in the meta that took them to the grand finals, while still opening space to allow Striker to throw in and out of the backline of the enemy.
San Francisco kicked off the match with two map wins on Oasis and King’s Row. Seoul then picked the Shock-favored Hanamura and proceeded to beat them on that as well as Watchpoint: Gibraltar to tie the match at 2-2. After a close second point won out Busan for the Shock, Hollywood was almost all San Francisco, closing out the series at 4-2 to secure their second title.