San Francisco Shock sweeps finals to win Overwatch League Season 2 Playoffs - Final Placements - Dexerto

San Francisco Shock sweeps finals to win Overwatch League Season 2 Playoffs – Final Placements

Published: 29/Sep/2019 19:33 Updated: 29/Sep/2019 21:15

by Scott Robertson


Eight teams competed in the Season Two playoffs of Overwatch League with a $3.5 million prize pool on the line.

The teams competed across the entire month of September in a double elimination bracket before the final two teams made their way to the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. 

The reigning champions London Spitfire were eliminated early in their quest to repeat as champions, dropping to New York Excelsior 4-1 in the first round, and then getting swept by the San Francisco Shock in the losers’ round.

BlizzardThe Overwatch League championship trophy

That 4-0 Shock win sparked a magical run for the San Francisco squad after getting stunned by the Atlanta Reign in a seven map upset in the first round. The Shock went an unbelievable 16-0 in the playoffs’ lower bracket, with four straight 4-0 wins against the Spitfire, LA Gladiators, Hangzhou Spark, and then NY Excelsior. 

That run earned them a spot in the grand finals against the Vancouver Titans.

While not winning via any sweeps, the Titans still dominated their competition and went undefeated in the upper bracket. They put down the Seoul Dynasty, the Gladiators, and NYXL to book their tickets to Philly.

The Shock took map one with two straight captures on Lijiang Tower, riding the shoulders of their MVP sinatraa. Despite a dominant SF half, the Titans responded to force overtime on Eichenwalde. But the Shock won overtime on a last second capture to take a 2-0 lead.

Both teams completed their attacks on Anubis, forcing another overtime, but Shock dominated their overtime attack, again led by sinatraa, to go up 3-0 and set up championship point. Shock dominated their payload attack on Watchpoint Gibraltar, and held off the Titans’ attack to take their fourth map and the championship in their fifth straight playoffs sweep.

Overwatch League Season 2 Playoffs Final Placements

Place Prize Money Team
1 $1,100,000 San Francisco Shock
2 $600,000 Vancouver Titans
3 $450,000 New York Excelsior
4 $350,000 Hangzhou Spark
5/6 $300,000 Atlanta Reign
5/6 $300,000 Los Angeles Gladiators
7/8 $200,000 Seoul Dynasty
7/8 $200,000 London Spitfire

CSGO legend KRIMZ mysteriously VAC banned

Published: 28/Nov/2020 11:10

by Connor Bennett


Fnatic and Counter-Strike legend Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson has been hit with a VAC ban out of the blue, and nobody seems to know why. 

When punishing cheaters in games like CS:GO, Dota 2, and even Rust, Valve rolls out VAC [Valve anti-cheat] bans that locks down an account – preventing users from playing on another VAC-secured game. 

These bans are, usually, handed out without any warning, and are typically permanent. Though, plenty of players have been able to get them overturned – be it because the ban was wrong in the first place, for example. 

On November 28, CS:GO players and fans alike noticed that Fnatic CS:GO star Freddy ‘KRIMZ’ Johansson had his account struck with a VAC ban – and nobody seems to know just why it happened. 

Krimz has played for Fnatic since 2016.

Astralis players Lucas ‘Bubzkji’ Andersen and Nicolai ‘device’ Reedtz were among the first to tweet about KRIMZ’s VAC ban – with the former chalking it down to a likely mistake. 

After word quickly got around about the ban, KRIMZ himself took to Twitter to ask for help from the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive developers in getting the VAC ban removed from his account – again, hinting at a mistake. 

“It seems that my account got vac banned. @CSGO can you fix this asap pls,” he posted shortly after the VAC ban was handed down, attaching a confused face emoji as well as the praying hands. 

As of writing, Krimz’s account still has a VAC ban attached to it, and there’s been no confirmation as to whether or not he’s cheated or if it’s a mistake. Though, there has been speculation about a possible wave surrounding players who use the esportal to find matches. 

If anything changes, be it the ban gets overturned or Valve makes a statement on the matter, we’ll be sure to update this article.