Reigning champions of San Francisco Shock sign strategic analyst Cas "Casores" van Andel ahead of the Overwatch League Playoffs.
The San Francisco Shock announces the signing of Cas "Casores" van Andel as the team’s Strategy Coach.
We're headed to Grand Finals with a secret weapon.
— San Francisco Shock (@SFShock) September 14, 2020
From the Contenders to the Overwatch League
Cas "Casores" van Andel is a Dutch coach who began his career as a support player in the European Contenders. He quickly transitioned to coaching positions, overseeing One.PoinT in Contenders before joining the Atlanta Reign as their Player Development Coach.
Van Andel assisted the Atlanta Reign during their first Overwatch League season. His game expertise and work-out routine helped the team secure the 6th position of the Regular Season. On their first participation in the Overwatch League, the Atlanta Reign managed to reach the Playoffs. They lost in Semifinals to New York Excelsior after a solid performance.
Head Coach in the Overwatch Contenders and the World Cup
Following his experience in the Overwatch League, Van Andel took part in the Overwatch World Cup as Head Coach for Team Netherlands. The adventure ended in Quarterfinals for the Dutch, who lost 1-3 to Team France.
Van Andel went back in Overwatch Contenders as the Head Coach for Young and Beautiful. The team placed 5-6th in the Overwatch Contenders 2020 EU Season 1: Europe and 3rd during the Contenders EU Season 2 - July.
A second chance at the Overwatch League with the reigning champions
He is now joining the San Francisco Shock as a Strategic Analyst for the Playoffs. The team qualified for the Playoffs in Korea. The Shock will defend their title, as they won the Overwatch League 2019. They will be facing the Seoul Dynasty on October 8, and either the Philadelphia Fusion or the Shanghai Dragons on October 9. The Grand Finals will crown the champions on October 10.