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Overwatch League Season 2 Grand Finals Guide

Overwatch League Grand Final

Overwatch’s second season comes to an end this weekend with the San Francisco Shock and Vancouver Titans descending upon Philadelphia for the Grand Finals.

Season 2 has been fairly tumultuous, from the GOATS’ three-stage run to the late implementation of 2-2-2 role lock. Now the two best teams in the League will be facing off in Overwatch League’s second Grand Finals. This is the Grand Finals so there’s already plenty of hype surrounding the match, but additionally there is history as to why this faceoff is spicier than normal. This match will be the ultimate redemption for either the Vancouver Titans or San Francisco Shock considering the action in the Stage 1 and Stage 2 playoffs. In Stage 1, the Vancouver Titans clutched out a victory in a close 3-4 series against the Shock. Stage 2, the Shock came back with a vengeance and put the Titans down 2-4.

Unstoppable Force of Nature: The Vancouver Titans

The Vancouver Titans have been at the top of their game all season, appearing in every Stage’s playoffs. It isn’t surprising that the Titans secured the first Grand Finals spot during playoffs considering their performance. In the first half of the year, Sang-beom Bumper Park charged forward and made it impossible for teams to break the stalwart rookies. Towards the end of the Season when 2-2-2 was implemented, DPS players Min-soo “SeoMinSoo” Seo and Hyojong “Haksal” Kim carried most of the heavy lifting for their team.

Not only are the Vancouver Titans skilled, but they are also consistent, which can’t be said for many teams in the League. The Titans dominated in a GOATS meta and now they are dominating in a 2-2-2 meta. Now, they have one more challenge if they want to truly be the best team in Overwatch League.

Shocking the World: The San Francisco Shock

The San Francisco Shock is a team with history and heart that had many shortcomings in Season 1. Season 2 however was bright for The San Francisco Shock. They have made the final round in every Stage playoffs and completed Overwatch League’s first-ever Golden Stage. Similar to the Titans, The Shock were able to stand tall in a tank meta, largely in part due to Matthew “super” DeLisi performing well on Reinhardt. Jay “Sinatraa” Won kept the pressure on as Zarya, and proved that he can dish out damage even as a tank. Since OWL MVP Sinatraa’s return to his home role as a damage dealer, Myeong-hwan “smurf” Yoo has come back into the fold as a tank. As a result, one of the perks that Shock has over the Titans is flexibility in their roster, especially with the players who can flex over to damage or tank. 

How, when and where to watch the OWL Season 2 Grand Finals

The Overwatch League Season 2 Grand Finals will be taking place on Sunday, September 29th at 3 pm Eastern Time (EST) or 12 pm Pacific Time if you are on the West coast. As always, you can catch the match on Overwatch League’s Twitch channel, but you can also tune into ABC or ESPN to catch all of the action.

Season 2 of Overwatch League was exciting – filled with brand new home events, 8 expansion teams and a whole host of new records set. Here’s hoping for a memorable finals to cap off the fantastic season.

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