Category: San Francisco Shock

San Francisco Shock

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Team Summary

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.

Current Roster

PlayerTeamPosition
Yoo “smurf” Myeong-HwanSan Francisco ShockTank
Park “Viol2t” Min-kiSan Francisco ShockSupport/Flex
Park “Architect” Min-hoSan Francisco ShockDPS
Nikola “sleepy” AndrewsSan Francisco ShockSupport
Matthew “super” DeLisiSan Francisco ShockTank/Flex
Jay “sinatraa” WonSan Francisco ShockDPS
Grant “Moth” EspeSan Francisco ShockSupport
Dong-jun “Rascal” KimSan Francisco ShockDPS
Choi “ChoiHyoBin” Hyo-BinSan Francisco ShockTank/Flex
Andrej “babybay” FrancistySan Francisco ShockDPS
Andreas “Nevix” KarlssonSan Francisco ShockDPS/Flex

Recent News


Overwatch League – San Francisco Shock vs Los Angeles Valiant – S3W2

The San Francisco Shock are 1-1 for the stage after week 1 and are looking to keep the momentum going. The Los Angeles Valiant is doing even better going 2-0 in the first week including a 4-0 sweep of the Seoul Dynasty. Who will win this round of the Battle of California in Stage Three, Week Two. Read more …

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Watch Out (S3W2): LA Valiant on the Rise as Boston Picks Up the Pieces

Well, it’s been a busy week for the Overwatch League. Last week’s games surprised just about everybody- that Valiant 4-0 against the Dynasty? Or Boston’s, against the apparently-struggling Outlaws? It looks like teams are getting a fresh start this stage, and that means big changes are on the horizon. It couldn’t come at a better time for some teams- or at a worse time, for others.   Read more …

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Overwatch League – Seoul Dynasty vs San Francisco Shock

The Seoul Dynasty enter the match, after being steamrolled in their Stage 3 opener by the Los Angeles Valiant, looking for not just the victory but for vindication that they are still a force to be reckoned with. The San Francisco Shock come into the arena with all their players of age and into the Stage that on paper should be theirs. They opened with a win over the Los Angeles Gladiators and are looking to extend that and lay claim by declawing the tiger.

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Overwatch League – Los Angeles Gladiators vs San Francisco Shock – S3W1

Stage 3 has begun with a…well, kinda a whimper. Shanghai’s new roster didn’t solve their winless issues, but may have been eye-opening to fans and players alike just how hard language barriers are to overcome. Seoul limped into the Stage, dropping 4 maps to the LA Valiant, whose mid season tactic of ‘burn it all down’ when it comes to their roster may have preened the toxicity out to return the Valiant to their Stage 1 standards. With the last game of the night, San Francisco Shock took on the .500 Los Angeles Gladiators for an inter-state rivalry match to either assert LA dominance over their brethren from the bay, or begin the push for SF to climb the ladder.

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San Francisco Shock

What To Watch For – Los Angeles Gladiators vs San Francisco Shock

San Francisco (don’t dare call them San Fran) Shock take on the Los Angeles Gladiators in the late game as Stage 3 kicks off tonight. The Shock come into Stage 3 9th overall with a 6-14 record and a 15 map deficit, while the Gladiators come in just one spot above them in 8th, with an even 10-10 record and just barely in the red on maps at -1. The Shock have remained quiet over the break with no trade announcements, while the Gladiators have acquired “Silkthread” from the LA Valiant. Will the acquisition of the high-profile DPS player catapult the Gladiators ahead of their interstate rivals, or will San Francisco begin to narrow the gap?

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Boston Uprising Players Take the Stage

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Overwatch League – Boston Uprising vs San Francisco Shock – S2W5

San Francisco Shock faced off against the Boston Uprising in last night’s late match up. Both teams continue to stumble through Stage Two. However, with new players coming into the Shock roster, it was a great match to watch. Here is how it played out.

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Overwatch League – Florida Mayhem vs. San Francisco Shock – S2W5

It is Wednesday, my Dudes, and that means more Overwatch League. Today we had the San Francisco Shock up against the Florida Mayhem. One of them causing a major Mayhem in the standings, while the other is simply looking to try out their new roster. Who’ll come ahead today? The Mayhem? Or the Shock?

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San Francisco Shock – Interview With Head Coach Brad Rajani

San Francisco Shock Head Coach Brad Rajani joined us yesterday to talk about how the Shock have been preparing for Sinatra to join the roster. What will the changes in formation look like and how they are planning for the long term. Here is what he had to say. Read more …

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The Houston Outlaws Tracer Problem, The Los Angeles Gladiators Success And More On This Week’s Taco & Mash Show

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