Slasher revealed shortly after that the team was to be San Francisco Shock, and that Architect’s X6 team-mate ChoiHyoBin would be joining alongside him. He further reported the addition of Moth, who currently plays in Overwatch Contenders NA for Toronto Esports, the academy team of Boston Uprising.
Hello! I have signed with an OWL team. Excited to go to NA and practice with my new team!— 아키텍트 (@architect_minho) March 12, 2018
X6's Architect (DPS) and ChoiHyoBin (Flex) have signed to the SF Shock, sources said.— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) March 12, 2018
The moves suggest a potential overhaul to the roster in the near future. While the new additions may not all be starters, these three players in addition to Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won and Matthew ‘super’ DeLisi, who come of age on March 18th and 28th respectively, the Shock will have access to nearly a whole squad’s worth of new players by the time Stage 3 begins. That could well be beneficial to San Francisco, who currently sit in ninth place in the overall standings. The team have had a couple of stand-out performances but have largely been lackluster. An influx of new talent will undoubtedly give them a lot more scope for improvement going forward. If all three new additions go through, the San Francisco Shock will have a full twelve-man roster.
Moth, the support player for Boston Uprising's Academy team Toronto Esports, has signed with the SF Shock, sources said.— Rod Breslau (@Slasher) March 12, 2018