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San Francisco Shock Hires Former Boston Uprising Head Coach

Published: 8/May/2018 6:15 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:49

by Joe O'Brien

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San Francisco Shock has hired former Boston Uprising head coach Park ‘Crusty’ Da-hee.

Crusty will replace former San Francisco Shock head coach Brad Rajani. In addition, NRG Contenders head coach Kim ‘Ninek’ Bumhoon.

The move comes after Boston Uprising completed an undefeated regular season in Stage 3, setting several league records along the way, although they were unable to take the stage playoff title as well following a loss in the finals to New York Excelsior.

Despite their success, the Uprising apparently felt a change was necessary, making the following statement regarding Crusty’s departure:

“Today the Boston Uprising have announced the departure of Coach Dae-hee “Crusty” Park. Following internal conversations with Crusty and our staff in recent weeks, it became apparent that a change was in the best interest of the team, as well as Crusty. He was granted permission to explore new opportunities and will join the San Francisco Shock prior to the beginning of Stage 4.

Crusty has been an instrumental part of the Uprising coaching staff and organization as a whole. We’re grateful for the dedication and effort put forth by Crusty during his time here. We’re happy to have helped him find a new home where he can continue to thrive.”

In a personal statement relayed by esports insider and translator Robin311 on Twitter, Crusty revealed that the decision had in fact been made prior to Stage 3.

Boston Uprising has not yet announced a replacement head coach.

Both teams will be back in action in Stage 4 of the Overwatch League, beginning on May 16th. The five-week stage will likely be the end of San Francisco’s season as they are too far off the pace to hope for a playoff spot. The Uprising, meanwhile, currently sits in second in the overall standings and are almost certain to be competing for the Season 1 trophy.

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Overwatch pro Super returns on Jimmy Fallon: When to watch

Published: 22/Oct/2020 12:17

by Lauren Bergin

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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.

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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.