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


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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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Overwatch League – Dallas Fuel vs. San Francisco Shock – S2W3

Fresh off a tough week, we have the Dallas Fuel looking to spark up a win against the San Francisco Shock. Are we going to see San Francisco shake things up? Or will the Fuel set fire to any hopes of victory?

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Tyler 'Hisha' Oliver
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Overwatch League – Shanghai Dragons vs San Francisco Shock – S2W2

The last game of week 2 is another Battle at the Bottom. Both the Shanghai Dragons and the San Francisco Shock are 0-3 in Stage 2 and each would like to keep from joining the Florida Mayhem with a 0-4 record at the end of week 2. The Dragons are especially hungry for a win as their league standing is currently 0-13 and are hoping that tonight will be their first win. The Shock is desperately trying to avoid becoming the team that lost to Shanghai.

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Joshua Larmore has been a fan of Blizzard games since Warcraft: Orcs & Humans. He fell in love with Overwatch the day the Cinematic Trailer launched in 2014. He's been a fanatic for professional Overwatch in all its forms since the 2016 World Cup. Overwatchscore gave him his first chance to write about the exciting world of Overwatch League.Follow Daelkyr on Twitter!

Overwatch League – San Francisco Shock vs. Los Angeles Valiant – S2W2

Apparently I’ve slowly transitioned into the temporary San Francisco Shock writer here at Overwatchscore. I covered both their games during week 1 of Stage 2, and start week 2 with another NoCal vs SoCal match. Shock fans and anyone working for San Francisco (if you read this) I promise my writing has been and will improve. <3

San Francisco Shock fell to both Seoul Dynasty and Los Angeles Gladiators last week, but Wednesday night they took on the struggling Los Angeles Valiant. Valiant fell 0-4 to the Dynasty last week (a team Shock managed to at least take a map off of), and struggled a bit against bottom of the table team Shanghai Dragons. Were the 5th place Valiant able to return to their winning ways? Or did the Shock keep their adversary off their game and improve to 4-9 to close the gap with 9th place ranked Dallas Fuel.

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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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Overwatch League – Los Angeles Valiant vs San Francisco Shock – What to Watch!

San Francisco Shock pulled back to back opening day games against the Los Angeles teams to start this Stage. Last week, the meeting with the newly bolstered Gladiators didn’t quite go as planned, but this week they have another chance to show the Los Angeles Valiant whose got the better city. Will they be able to reverse their unfortunate start to the second stage? Or will the Valiant drop the Shock to 0-3 on the Stage and 0-4 cumulative against their in state rivals?

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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.
Seoul Dynasty Wins

Overwatch League – San Francisco Shock vs. Seoul Dynasty – S2W1

In the third and final game of the 3rd day of Week 1, Stage 2, Seoul Dynasty looked to continue their climb back towards the top of the table, as they took on the San Francisco Shock at Blizzard Arena in Los Angeles. I think everyone coming into this game expected the Dynasty to reign supreme and take down the Shock, but could the scrappy team in orange “Shock” the favorites, and begin their own climb out of the bottom half of the table?

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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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