Vancouver: 3 San Francisco: 1
The literal clash of the Titans, this match pit the 2-0 Vancouver Titans and the 1-1 San Francisco Shock. The Titans were looking to continue their winning streak and the Shock were looking for their second win. The match was back and forth, and was one of the most nail-biting matches of the week. Here is your Overwatch League Recap for Vancouver Titans vs San Francisco Shock.
Map 1: Busan
Vancouver: 2 San Francisco: 0
The first map of the match would be Busan and both teams came out of the gates swinging. On Downtown the Shock used the vertical map to run Kwon “Striker” Nam-joo on Widowmaker. The Titans had learned from their matchup against the Guangzhou Charge and were ready for the Shock’s sniper. The point flipped between both teams but the Titans would come out on top and take the map.
The second map was Shrine, and from the start it was under the Titans’ control. The Titans would meet every Shock push with a solid defense and keep control of the point and take the series 1-0.
Map 2: King’s Row
Vancouver: 5 San Francisco: 4
The San Francisco Shock had the first attack on this map and would take Point A on their first push. The Shock continued their dominance through the streets and took the payload to Point B with 3:00 in the time bank. Point C was difficult for the Shock to push, but they would end up taking it in Overtime.
The Vancouver Titans struggled to take Point A, but they were eventually successful after three attempts. The Titans made a couple pushes through the streets and cap Point B in Overtime. With a few tries, they would also take Point C in Overtime causing both teams to go to an extra match with 1:00 on the clocks.
The Shock made another strong push and took the payload through the streets and fall just short of Point B. The Titans replicated the Shock’s push and with an amazing 4K D.Va bomb from Choi “Jjanu” Hyeon-woo the Titans would take the map and series 2-0 going into halftime.
Map 3: Volskaya Industries
Vancouver: 2 San Francisco: 1
On Volskaya Industries, the Titans had the opening attack and dominated the Shock. Going into their attack on Point B with 4:23, the Titans steamrolled past the Shock’s defenses and took the Point with close to 3:00 in the bank.
On their attack, the Shock struggled to take Point A, but with a big mistake from Bumper, they took the point and set their sights on Point B. However, the Shock’s momentum would start to fade as more D.Va bombs from “Jjanu” kept them at bay. The Titans would almost give the point, but with a clutch Doomfist from Kim “Haksal” Hyo-jong they took the map 2-1 and the overall series 3-0.
Map 4: Route 66
Vancouver: 4 San Francisco: 5
The Shock had the first attack on Route 66 and made a strong push through Points A and B. With the Titans rallying back, they had a tough time taking Point C, but were able to take it in Overtime. The Titans made an insane push but also took Point C in Overtime forcing a second round.
On their second attack, the Titans picked up another point, but would be held on Streets and would leave the payload short of Point B. The Shock was able to take the payload all the way to the score zone and would pick up the final map of the series for an overall score of 3-1.