Stage 4 is starting today, which means it’s time for new predictions! It feels like with every stage it gets harder and harder to predict which teams will find their way to the top of the leaderboard. Some teams are improving, some are in a slump. With a new patch, and most likely a completely new meta, we could see a lot of changes.
Built on the existing NRG roster and filled with star power, the San Francisco Shock had dreams of dominating OWL’s first season. With a 7th place finish, it wasn’t the outcome they expected. Beyond that number, however, they showed promise with DPS stars sinatraa, Babybay, and mid-season pickups Architect and off-tank ChoiHyoBin. Going into the second season, the Shock have made some impressive roster improvements. They’ve upgraded former Spitfire DPS Rascal to their full roster and gained GGEA tank smurf.
|Yoo “smurf” Myeong-Hwan||San Francisco Shock||Tank|
|Park “Viol2t” Min-ki||San Francisco Shock||Support/Flex|
|Park “Architect” Min-ho||San Francisco Shock||DPS|
|Nikola “sleepy” Andrews||San Francisco Shock||Support|
|Matthew “super” DeLisi||San Francisco Shock||Tank/Flex|
|Jay “sinatraa” Won||San Francisco Shock||DPS|
|Grant “Moth” Espe||San Francisco Shock||Support|
|Dong-jun “Rascal” Kim||San Francisco Shock||DPS|
|Choi “ChoiHyoBin” Hyo-Bin||San Francisco Shock||Tank/Flex|
|Andrej “babybay” Francisty||San Francisco Shock||DPS|
|Andreas “Nevix” Karlsson||San Francisco Shock||DPS/Flex|
The San Francisco Shock managed to beat the Houston Outlaws earlier this week and are definitely on the up. Not able to reach the Stage 3 Playoffs anymore, they can still work on joining the Season Playoffs, therefore every map win counts.
With both teams’ playoff hopes (and the hopes of a few other teams besides) on the line, the Houston Outlaws and San Francisco Shock simply could not afford to give their enemy an inch. The resulting match was an intense, if not flawed, affair. Read on and find out what made the game so crazy!
The first match for Saturday is an important one, as both teams are still fighting for a spot in the Playoffs. The London Spitfire have been rather passive in their last game against Los Angeles Gladiators, while the San Francisco Shock started getting better with their new additions to the roster.
The Dallas Fuel have recently released their Head Coach and star DPS player Rascal. San Francisco is looking to figure out how to rotate their talent now that Super and Sinatraa have turned 18 right around the same time their mid-season signings joined the team. Both teams are looking to show that they’re on the ascension by winning this match.