Overwatch League's San Francisco Shock completes undefeated Stage 2

The San Francisco Shock is the hottest team in the Overwatch League, completing Stage 2 unbeaten with a Finals victory over the Vancouver Titans.

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The Overwatch League finished up its second stage in grand fashion over the weekend. While much of the attention over the season has gone towards the near-unbeatable New York Excelsior and Vancouver Titans, the story of Stage 2 has been the San Francisco Shock. The Shock's story continued on Sunday, as they completed Stage 2 undefeated after winning the Stage 2 Finals with a 4-2 victory over the Titans.

The final game went to Blizzard World, with the Titans having no answers for the Shock's uncontrollable threesome of Jay "Sinatraa" Won's Zarya, Hyobin "Choihyobin" Choi's D.Va, and Matthew "Super" DeLisi's Reinhardt. Sinatraa was able to do heavy damage with Zarya's Graviton Surge, charging up the Ultimate Ability on a regular basis. Super's Reinhardt set the table, scoring 67 Earthshatter stuns over the course of the series.

The Shock's victory caps off a full weekend of domination. According to ESPN Stats and Information, the Shock only dropped three maps over the entire Stage 2 Playoffs, two of those in the final series. With a 7-0 Stage 2 performance, the Shock now sit in third place in the overall standings with an 11-3 record behind only the Titans and the Excelsior. Stage 2 has been a very different story for the Overwatch League, with the Shock taking full control after the game's 1.34 patch, which issued a handful of balance tweaks to the game's characters.

San Francisco Shock - Sinatraa
Sinatraa's Zarya proved unbeatable in Stage 2. (Photo credits: Robert Paul for Blizzard Entertainment)

The Titans have plenty to hang their hats on, despite the loss. On top of taking two maps off the Shock, the Titans cruised to the Finals after sweeping the Dallas Fuel 3-0 and knocking off the rival Excelsior 4-1 in the semifinals. The Titans also remain the only undefeated team in the Overwatch League, with a 14-0 overall regular season record.

For their victory, the Shock take home $200,000, with the runner-up Titans winning $100,000. Stage 3 awaits, but the Overwatch League will take a one-week break for this year's All-Star Game festivities, followed by a full week off for all players. Stage 3 will begin on June 6.

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