Overwatch League: How the Shanghai Dragons Upset the SF Shock

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Overwatch League: How the Shanghai Dragons Upset the SF Shock

Just in case someone missed it, the Shanghai Dragons took down the San Francisco Shock 4-3 last night, and ESTNN's Charlotte August is here with a quick recap.


The Shanghai Dragons fended off the reverse sweep from the San Francisco Shock last night in a must-watch upset, taking the Stage 3 Grand Finals with a score of 4-3.

If you missed this matchup, you need to go and watch it. After defying all odds, the Shanghai Dragons made it to the Stage 3 Finals by toppling both the New York Excelsior and the Vancouver Titans. Their opponent for the finals was a dominant San Francisco Shock, and the Shock were not going to go down without a fight. After a nail-biting series, the Shanghai Dragons came out on top, ending the series with a final score of 4-3.

Shanghai Shocks San Francisco (and OWL fans)

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It was a proud moment for the Shanghai Dragons. Not just for their talented roster, but for the staff and management too. After an abysmal 0-40 inaugural season, the team faced coaching issues and released players. Despite this, the Dragons deserve this win after all their hardship. There were many impressive plays that came from Shanghai during the match, but one of the biggest highlights was the display of teamwork between CoMa and DDing on Horizon Lunar Colony.

The Dragons DPS Do Work

As DDing activated Pharah's Rocket Barrage, the Shock began to focus their firepower in his direction. Fortunately, CoMa was ready for this. He masterfully body-blocked the Shock firepower. CoMa then healed his Pharah just enough so that DDing could secure a double kill with the barrage and then inflict a third kill to top it all off.

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San Francisco gave it their all during the series and refused to give up even when they were down 0-3. That resilience and determination got them all the way to the seventh and final map. Unfortunately, they narrowly missed out on the reverse sweep as the Dragons finally secured the win from the Shock on Dorado.

SF Still Played Well

Flex tank ChoiHyoBin impressed during the match, with his triple kill as Roadhog on the first point of Havana. The play gave his team the edge they needed to push the cart to the checkpoint. San Francisco shouldn’t be disappointed with their performance, though. This is the third time in a row that San Francisco has made it to the stage finals.

The fourth and final stage of the Overwatch League kicks off on Thursday, July 26th at 7 PM ET, with the Houston Outlaws facing off against the Paris Eternal.


Image VIA: Robert Paul for the Overwatch League

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Charlotte “CharlieHiggins” is a student in London, England with a strong passion for Overwatch Esports. She is a Community Moderator for the Los Angeles Gladiators and creates daily content for fans to enjoy. You can learn more about Charlotte on our About page.