After climbing to the top of the Overwatch League ranks in season two, the San Francisco Shock and Sinatraa have been rewarded, with the DPS player winning the 2019 MVP award.
His Zarya and Doomfist were critical in his team’s success, and his damage stats were off the charts.
The San Francisco Shock tweeted in celebration of their star player’s triumph, saying “Shock fans, please welcome your new @OverwatchLeague MVP, @Sinatraa!”
This is YOUR moment… We couldn't ask for a better player, personality or leader ⚡ pic.twitter.com/icn7pndBmK
— San Francisco Shock⚡ (@SFShock) September 6, 2019
He topped the League’s damage as Zarya across the season with 12,662 per ten minutes, and he thrived in the GOATS meta which relied on team coordination. His player impact rating was one of the highest across the league, finishing with 119.05 – meaning he had 19% more impact than the average player in the OWL.
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While the American DPS prodigy didn’t see much play across stage four, being subbed out for Park “Architect” Min-ho, he’s still had an impact when he’s played. He has come on as a Doomfist specialist for the Shock, covering a gap in Architect’s hero pool.
The Shock hitscan player had a rough start to his Overwatch League career at the end of season one last year, where he looked to carry without the support of his team on picks like Tracer. But, he’s evolved into one of the best team players in the League, working perfectly together with his Shock team mates to help secure their first stage playoffs title in stage two, and the first golden stage.
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Tweeting out after the announcement, he said that winning MVP was a massive achievement.
“Winning MVP is truly a dream come true,” said the star DPS player. “Biggest shoutout to our coaching staff and players, this definitely wouldn’t be possible without them. I’m so happy.”
winning mvp is truly a dream come true. biggest shoutout to our coaching staff and players, this definitely wouldn’t be possible without them. IM SO HAPPY :))) pic.twitter.com/7UaNl7IOoa
— Jay Won (@sinatraa) September 6, 2019
640,000 votes were cast by fans for one of five candidates: Matthew ‘Super’ Delisi, Lee ‘Twilight’ Ju-seok, Xu ‘Guxue’ Qiulin, Choi ‘Jjanu’ Hyun-woo and Sinatraa.
He was also crowned as a DPS role star earlier in the week, and has been named in the US Overwatch World Cup squad for 2019.
The San Francisco Shock are participating in the Overwatch League season two playoffs, taking on the Atlanta Reign at 10pm ET on Friday, September 6.
Be sure to keep up with the action via our OWL playoffs hub.