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


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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Austin White
Austin White is Overwatchscore’s senior beat writer, mostly covering the London Spitfire and Toronto Defiant. An avid esports fan and gamer, Austin spends his free time playing, watching, and writing about video games. You can find his articles both at Overwatchscore as well as EGF. You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.
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The Overwatch League Changed My Life

I had a pretty strange conversation, probably ten or so times, in the week or so leading up to the first days of the Overwatch League. Didn’t matter if it was my mom, or my girlfriend, or my boss, or my coworkers, or my roommates. It went a bit like this. Every. Time.

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Brandon Padilla
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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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Garrett 'Mash' Fuller
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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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Austin Hanlin
Austin Hanlin is a London born Overwatch League writer, an avid Spitfire fan who won't miss a single game of theirs. He has been into gaming since he was a kid and picked up Overwatch League as his first competitive passion. You're better off finding him watching the games live on the Arena floor than anywhere else. You can follow him on Twitter.

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 …

Garrett 'Mash' Fuller
Garrett 'Mash' Fuller is an industry veteran having worked with a ton of companies including MMORPG.com and Ten Ton Hammer. He brings Overwatchscore a wealth of experience and passion for Overwatch!Follow Mash on Twitter!
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The Houston Outlaws Tracer Problem, The Los Angeles Gladiators Success And More On This Week’s Taco & Mash Show

Every Sunday Overwatch League Co-Founders Taco & Mash host a roundup of the latest and greatest of the week’s storylines. We partnered with the great folks over at eStarz to produce what we think is a super enjoyable show. This week we covered topics spanning the Houston Outlaws issue’s fielding an impactful Tracer player, how good the Los Angeles Gladiators have suddenly gotten, who’s been hiding in the Philadelphia Fusion’s tree house, and much more!

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Sam 'Taco' Owens
Sam 'Taco' Owens is a lifelong gamer who has been playing Blizzard titles for over 20 years. Co-founder of Overwatchscore and content-creator, Taco loves taking a quantitative approach with his analysis. Follow Taco on Twitter!
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Overwatch League – San Francisco Shock vs Houston Outlaws S2W4

Tonight, the San Francisco Shock took on the Houston Outlaws. Did the boys in orange persevere over the struggling Green Wall on St. Patrick’s Day, or did the Outlaws revert to their stronger Stage 1 form?

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Chris 'Zerk' Harshbarger
Chris has followed competitive gaming since Halo 2 on Xbox, winning a couple of tournaments as a player. He is a creative writer, gamer, and avid basketball fan on top of following World of Warcraft Arena, Competitive Hearthstone, and Competitive Overwatch.Follow Zerk on Twitter!
San Francisco Shock Players

Overwatch League – San Francisco Shock vs London Spitfire – S2W4

The San Francisco Shock are surging of late and they come up against the London Spitfire, who are fresh off a loss against the Los Angeles Gladiators in Week 3. Danteh and Babybay will be looking to put on a showing to management that says they deserve their spots in the starting roster despite recently signing Architect and Moth as well as Sinatraa turning 18. London will be looking to bounce back after a hard loss to a team led by Fissure, whom they traded away.

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Sam 'Taco' Owens
Sam 'Taco' Owens is a lifelong gamer who has been playing Blizzard titles for over 20 years. Co-founder of Overwatchscore and content-creator, Taco loves taking a quantitative approach with his analysis. Follow Taco on Twitter!
San Francisco Shock Players

San Francisco Shock Announce Signings of Min-ho “Architect” Park and Grant “moth” Espe to Overwatch League Roster

Today on Twitter, the San Francisco Shock have announced the additions of Min-ho “Architect” Park and Grant “moth” Espe to their active roster.

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Sam 'Taco' Owens
Sam 'Taco' Owens is a lifelong gamer who has been playing Blizzard titles for over 20 years. Co-founder of Overwatchscore and content-creator, Taco loves taking a quantitative approach with his analysis. Follow Taco on Twitter!

Overwatch League – New York Excelsior vs San Francisco Shock S2W3

New York vs San Francisco, we got ourselves an East vs West showdown.  New York coming off a sweet revenge victory is coming into this match looking for a perfect 2-0 week. San Francisco will be having upset on their minds after just seeing the Spitfire fall to the Gladiators. Which of these teams was able to come up on top and continue its progress towards the stage two playoffs.

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Growing up, Face loved history and video games. Unfortunately his skills never paired up to the pros so he chose chase a degree in history. He's always loved blizzard and the worlds they are able to create, but Overwatch is a weakness of his. Shortly after it’s release it had become his favorite game of all time, not for the gameplay, but what for it could become.Follow Face on Twitter!
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