The San Francisco Shock have revealed when star DPS Jay ‘sinatraa’ Won will make his Overwatch League debut.
Sinatraa was among the most highly-touted western Overwatch players prior to the Overwatch League’s launch. His addition to the San Francisco Shock made headlines when it was revealed that he had signed a $150,000 contract.
Despite so much hype around sinatraa, he hasn’t yet been able to compete in the league, due to having been underage at its launch. Sinatraa finally turns eighteen on March 18th, after which he will be eligible to compete for the Shock.
Some speculated that Sinatraa might not see play until Stage 3, to give the team some time to adjust to a new player. It seems, however, that San Francisco plan to field him at the very first opportunity, in their match against Boston Uprising on March 22nd.
To celebrate, each day we are counting down our favorite Sinatraa moments⚡ pic.twitter.com/xeTSogRbDW
— San Francisco Shock⚡ (@SFShock) March 13, 2018
San Francisco Shock has had a fairly modest start to the Overwatch League. The team currently sits in ninth in the overall standings, and though there have been flashes of potential, they’ve rarely looked like a legitimate threat to the teams vying for playoff spots.
This was always a team that was expected to build around its young stars for the long term, however, and March 22nd will offer the first glimpse of what that future may look like. Ahead of Stage 3 the team’s other underage player, Matthew ‘super’ DeLisi, will also become eligible.
As well as the young stars becoming available, it looks like San Francisco Shock could soon have even more new players to call upon. It has been reported that the team have signed three new players: Park ‘Architect’ Min-ho and Choi ‘ChoiHyoBin’ Hyo-Bin, formerly of X6-Gaming, and Toronto Esports’ Grant ‘Moth’ Espe.
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