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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Shanghai Dragons Eight-Player Roster

Shanghai Dragons eight-player roster was announced on Twitter yesterday. The team is set to announce players soon. No word yet on who they are. Shanghai was the first team to launch a logo in Overwatch League. The franchise is owned by NetEase, the China game giant is also partnered with Blizzard.

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San Francisco Team Is Officially The Shock

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Nearly ten days after eager fans poured through US copyright filings to uncover the name Blizzard and the team have finally announced the team name and logo.

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Andy Miller, Owner of NRG on the California Wild Fires

The San Francisco Overwatch team haven’t even released their new branding for the Overwatch League and are already making an impact in their community. 

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Rumors – Overwatch League Team Names

The San Francisco Shock and London Spitfires? Overwatch League team names and hype surrounding them are starting to become the latest trend in news hunting among journalists. Even we took a look around to see if there were any hints out there. What we do know is many teams are filing for trademarks of their respective properties. We have seen a few hints out there so far, but nothing is officially confirmed yet. So far the unconfirmed names we have learned are:

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Overwatch League – Weekly One Liners

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Overwatch League San Francisco Announces Their Roster

The Overwatch League San Francisco roster has finally been announced in a Video you can find here and they look as stacked as their investment group.

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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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NRG Signs Sinatraa for $150K

A new article at ESPN just showed that NRG had signed Jay “sinatraa” Won for almost $150k salary in the Overwatch League. Here is an excerpt from the main article:

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NRG Signs Head Coach for San Francisco

With all the hype of London and Los Angeles getting a second team, there was an announcement we all may have missed coming from NRG in San Francisco.

NRG has signed Brad Rajani of Selfless Gaming to be the team’s head coach.

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Overwatch League Team Focus -San Francisco

The next team to join the league is San Francisco which brings in some heavyweight sports backing. The team is being run by NRG Founder Andy Miller. Who just happens to be the co-owner of the Sacramento Kings. Not only that, you have investors like Shaq and A-Rod on the board who are sports icons in this era. Round out the idea that San Fran is the tech hub in the U.S. and you will have a very powerful team coming to the league.

Their Overwatch team does okay and has multiple players. They currently compete in the Overwatch Contenders League. Their roster ranks with: Anthony “Harbleu” Ballo, Seb “Numlocked” Barton, Tim “Dummy” Olson, and André “IDDQD” Dahlström. The team is a mix of international players from Sweden, the U.K., and the U.S. with trial players coming from Brazil.

You would think this team has the firepower to make a real punch in the league. Well we think they will. Looking at the scope of how the cities are shaping up, San Fran has the best chance to give Seoul a run for its money. Perhaps next to Shanghai, the San Fran team will be in the top placements.

Home grown talent will not be an issue for this team as San Fran has an active esports community. The mix of talent will create a solid hot spot for the city. Expect fans to rally behind this team much more quickly than say New York or Boston. The tech culture love their trends and this is definitely one of them. Derrick Troung is the current GM of the team.  Surely his role in structuring the Overwatch league main team will come into play over the next few season.

Right now San Fran remains an interesting market to watch. It can best be describe as the gage of the North American audience as no one can predict the success of huge markets like Boston and New York. As the League grows quickly, NRG will come into its own and likely be the premiere North American team. It all depends on how many players make the leap across the continental U.S. to play for other cities. You have 3 on the East Coast and only 2 on the West. We have yet to see popular West Coast markets like Seattle field a team, though this is likely.

For now, NRG has a history with Esports and a strong backing of top athletes’ money behind it. They have solid venues to host events and the community for support. Where they go from here is anyone’s guess, but you can bet they will be ready. As the West Coast shapes up, their only rival for talent in Los Angeles which will have the pull of Blizzard close by to bring in players and fans. These two teams will become rivals for sure even as early as season one. Just the same as Boston and New York will quickly draw the battle lines.

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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