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SF Shock's Sinatraa named second Overwatch League MVP

Jay 'Sinatraa' Won beat out a crowded field and stands ahead of the pack as the Overwatch League's Most Valuable Player for its second season.


It's been a long season for the Overwatch League and a lot certainly changed over the course of the league's sophomore campaign. But one of the constants has been the solid play of the San Francisco Shock, who are currently in the middle of playoff run. On Thursday, one of their players was honored with the regular season's highest honor, as Jay "Sinatraa" Won was crowned the Overwatch League's second Most Valuable Player.

Sinatraa has proved to be a standout from the beginning. He first debuted with the Shock during Stage 3 of the first Overwatch League season, the moment he hit the minimum age requirement. He helped lead the Shock into this year's playoffs, racking up 20.91 Eliminations and a league-leading 11,849 damage across 27 hours and 32 minutes of action. His elimination total is only second behind the Vancouver Titans' Minsoo "Seominsoo" Seo. Sinatraa shined all season as one of the league's best Zarya players, wreaking havoc in a meta that favored three tanks and three support characters. Even with the shift to Role Queue, Sinatraa continues to find success, both as Zarya and as Sombra.

Sinatraa beat out a field that included Ju-Seok "Twilight" Lee and Hyun-Woo "Jjanu" Choi of the Vancouver Titans, Qiulin "Guxue" Xu of the Hangzhou Spark, and San Francisco Shock teammate Matthew "Super" DeLisi.

The Overwatch League also named a Rookie of the Year on Thursday, giving the honors to Vancouver Titans standout Hyojong "Haksal" Kim. Standing in the top 10 in the league for elminations with 19.23, Haksal played a key role in helping the Titans complete the regular season with the league's best record. Despite nerfs to Brigitte, Haksal's play remained some of the best in the league. Even without Brigitte, Haksal has a handful of good hero choices in his pocket, including a deadly Mei and a Genji that brought him initial fame in his home country of South Korea.

For more on tonight's postseason awards, be sure to check out the Overwatch League website. Sinatraa and the San Francisco Shock will face the Atlanta Reign this Friday at 7PM PT. As for Haksal and the Titans, they were victorious earlier tonight, upending the Seoul Dynasty 4-2. They await their next challenger this Sunday.

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