After the dramatic conclusion of the Stage 1 Playoffs, a rematch between the San Francisco Shock and the Vancouver Titans was nearly inevitable in Stage 2. Each made true on what fans had hoped for and in relatively quick fashion, to boot. This made for a final match, and its build up throughout the playoffs, that was packed full of exciting plays with more at stake than ever before. It’s safe to say that this week’s top five plays were, well, shocking.
5: Building a Graviton Surge Before You Can Say, “Building a Graviton Sur-“
Jay “sinatraa” Won has made a habit of building very quick Zarya ultimates, but none with quite as much on the line as this one. In a map to end the series, fighting for a point with few players left, sinatraa manages to use the deadly ultimate twice in one fight. That shouldn’t be possible.
4: Target Practice
Apparently, enough hours on Zenyatta can make for a pretty deadly flick on Widowmaker. Minki “Viol2t” Park adds insult to injury as the Shock take the first top plays of the playoffs.
3: Unstoppable Force vs Immovable Object aka Super vs Bumper
These two main tanks were at war the entire series. One ended up with his hands in his head and the other (according to Mica Burton) is heading to Hawaii. This play ought to indicate which is which.
2: Quite a Spark Indeed
Just like the Dragons took a map off of the Shock to ruin their golden stage and playoffs, the Spark play spoiler here to an otherwise full sweep of the top plays for the Shock. Well deserved, considering the boldness and execution this play takes from the Spark.
1: Shock the World and Slay the Titans
Down several ultimates, momentum shifting to Vancouver, and the Shock make this play to win it all. This one has a certain Kawhi Leonard game-winner vibe to it. No doubt, this takes the cake for the best play of the Stage 2 Playoffs.
Miss Week 5? You can catch the top 10 plays from that week here! Be sure to catch all of the Stage 3 action through our coverage here at The Game Haus and check back in next stage to see which plays make the top 10.
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