The 2019 season of the Overwatch League came to a close with yesterday’s grand finals, which saw the #1-ranked Vancouver Titans square off against the #3-seeded San Francisco Shock. It would turn out to be a one-sided affair as the San Francisco Shock won the match 4-0 to take the title before a sold out crowd at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA.
Despite the scoreboard, the Shock were pressed at every moment as the Titans would make San Francisco fight for every map point. Some of the highlights included some astonishing Bastion play from San Francisco’s Architect on map two and aggressive team play that saw the Shock take Point A of map three on the very first attack.
In the end, San Francisco’s Hyo-bin “ChoiHyoBin” Choi would be named the grand finals MVP for his tank play. The San Francisco Shock’s win netted them the trophy and a cool $1,100,000, while the Vancouver Titans earned $600k. Another $1.8 million was spread out over the other six teams in the finals.
With the 2019 season now in the books, fans can look ahead to the off-season starting on September 30th when the signing window for teams opens up. The 2020 season itself will officially start on February 8th and will see Overwatch League teams hosting matches in their home cities for the first time in a format similar to the 2019 season’s Homestand weekend matches. The 2020 season’s first match is set, with the Dallas Fuel facing off against New York Excelsior.