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

Overwatch League – San Francisco Shock Sign JunkBuck to Coaching Staff

The San Francisco Shock have signed former Toronto Esports coach JunkBuck as a coach on their staff. JunkBuck and the Shock have both confirmed this and they’ve scheduled a Discord AMA this Saturday.

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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 – Seoul Dynasty vs. San Francisco Shock – S1W5

Let’s be honest, coming into this game, on paper, we all feel like the Seoul Dynasty should destroy the San Francisco Shock….right?! Well if Valiant showed the OWL world anything Wednesday, it’s that the Dynasty has an exploitable Achilles’ Heel. Seoul’s Support play is severely lacking as of late. I’m not sure if this is the result of attempting to change things up against London, or just that the rest of the League has caught on to how Seoul plays. If any player can take advantage of the seemingly crumbling Support players on Seoul, it would be San Francisco’s own Sleepy. Did Seoul rebound? Did their communication issues continue? Were the SF Shock able to quiet the Dynasty dreams of reigning supreme? Seoul needed to win all four maps to keep their Title Match hopes alive. Would they be able to do it, or would San Francisco keep to their name and Shock the Dynasty, as I predicted, forcing 5 maps and knocking Seoul out of the race?



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Austin White
Austin White is Overwatchscore’s ‘London Spitfire’ beat writer. 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: Seoul Dynasty vs. San Francisco Shock Overview

In the second game on Friday, the Seoul Dynasty will battle the San Francisco Shock, as the Dynasty try to salvage their crumbling stage for a playoff berth. After having started the stage so well, Seoul will need a full sweep of San Francisco to keep their hopes alive.

 

I will be covering the Seoul vs. San Francisco match tonight, look for my coverage and recap of the maps on Twitter, and after the match here on Overwatchscore.

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Austin White
Austin White is Overwatchscore’s ‘London Spitfire’ beat writer. 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 Gladiators vs San Francisco Shock – S1W5

The San Francisco Shock faced off against the Los Angeles Gladiators in the second match of week 5. Both Californian teams were sitting at a 3-5 record for Stage 1. Who would dominate the other in the Battle for California.

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Josh
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!
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Overwatch League – Florida Mayhem vs San Francisco Shock – S1W4

The first match of Friday in Week 4 was the San Francisco Shock facing off against the Florida Mayhem. Both teams had been winless since Week 2 and were in the bottom four teams of the league. With the Shock going into the match 2-5 verses the Mayhem 1-6, would San Francisco pull ahead or would Florida tie it up at a 2-6 record.

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Josh
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!
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Overwatch League – San Francisco Shock vs Houston Outlaws – S1W4

Closing out the first day of week 4, Houston Outlaws clashed with the San Francisco Shock. Houston came in having won their last 4 matches, going 16-0 on the maps during that run. Were they able to continue that winning streak against the Shock, or were they Shook by the loss of their prolific DPS player Linkzr?

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Austin White
Austin White is Overwatchscore’s ‘London Spitfire’ beat writer. 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.
Houston Outlaws Jake

Overwatch League – Houston Outlaws vs San Francisco Shock – What To Watch For

In the final game of the first day of Overwatch League’s 4th week, which will see all the California teams play, the Houston Outlaws will take on the San Francisco Shock. While the Shock are much stronger than their 2-4 record speaks, will they be able to hold up against the Outlaws, or will they fall to the other team from Texas, after previously dropping their match against the Fuel?

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Austin White
Austin White is Overwatchscore’s ‘London Spitfire’ beat writer. 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.

Overwatch League – Dallas Fuel vs San Francisco Shock – S1W3

Dallas Fuel come into the match looking for a win. Can the San Francisco Shock come back from their loss on Wednesday and redeem the week? 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!
London Spitfire Players

Overwatch League – San Francisco Shock vs London Spitfire S1W3

For the first match of week 3 of the Overwatch League, the San Francisco Shock looked to give the London Spitfire their first loss and the first loss for an all Korean roster. The Shock came off a hard-fought victory over the Boston Uprising, and they looked to carry that momentum into tonight’s matchup. They needed to bring their A-game, because the Spitfire have defeated both teams that defeated the Shock.

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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!
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San Francisco Shock – Andy Miller Interview

San Francisco Shock and NRG Esports Co-Founder and CEO, Andy Miller, took time to chat with us before week three of Overwatch League. Andy has been one of the biggest advocates for esports in recent years. He is co-owner of the Sacramento Kings and brings a host of celebrity investors into esports with the Shock. Andy has a solid take on the business side of Overwatch League as well as a ton of knowledge about the teams, league design, and what he thinks will make the league a success. Here is what he had to say.

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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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