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Overwatch League Season 2 grand finals set after epic SF Shock run

Published: 16/Sep/2019 7:47 Updated: 16/Sep/2019 8:02

by Joe O'Brien


The Overwatch League Season 2 grand finals are set after the San Francisco Shock made an incredible run through the lower bracket.

After suffering a surprise defeat at the hands of Atlanta Reign in the first round of the playoffs, the Shock were forced to fight their way back through the lower bracket.

Along the way, they proved why they had entered the playoffs as one of the favorites for the title, not dropping a single map over their entire run as they eliminated Season 1 champions London Spitfire, then LA Gladiators, then Hangzhou Spark, and finally New York Excelsior to claim a spot in the grand final.

Meanwhile, in the winners bracket it was Vancouver Titans, the other major favorite as the number one seed coming into the playoffs, who made their way through to the grand final.

Robert Paul for Blizzard EntertainmentThe Vancouver Titans have been the top team so far in Season Two.

Interestingly, so far the playoff results have matched the seeding almost perfectly. Teams finishing fourth to eighth placed according to their seed, and while technically New York Excelsior were the second seed due to winning the Atlantic Division, in the regular season standings they were actually third behind San Francisco Shock.

The results set up a grand final between the clear top two teams of the season. Not only do the Titans and Shock boast the best record over the regular season, but they also clashed in two stage playoff finals, each claiming one.

The grand finals for Season 2 are due to take place at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia on September 29.

OWL Season 2 playoff placements

Placement Team Prize
1 TBD $1,100,000
2 TBD $600,000
3 New York Excelsior $450,000
4 Hangzhou Spark $350,000
5/6 Los Angeles Gladiators $300,000
5/6 Atlanta Reign $300,000
7/8 London Spitfire $200,000
7/8 Seoul Dynasty $200,000

Overwatch pro Super returns on Jimmy Fallon: When to watch

Published: 22/Oct/2020 12:17

by Lauren Bergin


OWL star Matthew “Super” DeLisi has been added as a guest on the show for the second time, linking up with popular presenter Jimmy Fallon. 

The Overwatch League is full of shining personalities, but it’s safe to say that the captain of reigning back-to-back champions San Francisco Shock is one of the league’s boldest and brightest.

The 20-year-old main tank player has certainly won the hearts of OWL fans, not only because his plays are the definition of brilliance, but because in every interview he features in his enthusiasm for the game is infectious.

This is likely why Jimmy Fallon has elected to bring back the OWL star for the 26 October episode of the classic American talkshow, The Tonight Show.

San Francisco Shock champs
Robert Paul/Blizzard Entertainment
Super is the enigmatic captain of back-to-back OWL champions San Francisco Shock.

This isn’t Super’s first time on The Tonight Show

Back in 2019 Super made his inaugural television appearance alongside former Overwatch flex player turned Valorant star Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won. Both players provided America’s viewers with insight into how the esports world works, discussing their rigorous schedules and sharing how many hours they sink into the game.

Super’s guest appearance on the show coincided with the team’s 2019 victory over the Vancouver Titans in the OWL finals, therefore it makes a lot of sense that Super has been asked to return to the show following a dominant performance over Seoul Dynasty.

When to watch and why

It’s nice to see esports becoming more prominent in mainstream media, so it’s worth tuning in to support the growth of esports, as well as learn a little bit about Overwatch as well. Super certainly knows the game inside out.

You can tune in to watch The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon at 11:35pm ET on NBC on Monday, 26 October to see Super alongside superstars Sterling K. Brown and Zoe Lister-Jones.