Last week, the Fusion brought it to a Boston Uprising team looking for a new identity. They won 3-0 just like they did the week prior to a middle of the road team in the Houston Outlaws. These games were just a warm-up leading into June’s third week of games. This warm-up completes when the Fusion takes on the powerhouse, San Fransisco Shock. If there is a game Overwatch League fans need to catch this weekend, it’s this one.
Philadelphia Fusion (15-1) vs San Fransisco Shock (13-2)
Coming into the May Melee, this seemed like an inevitable match-up for the finals until the Flordia Mayhem kept their foot on the gas and took out the Fusion. The Shock went on to take the tournament from the Mayhem. The Overwatch League may have sensed that the Fusion versus Shock would be battle fans would love to see, so they scheduled them to play before the summer tournament commences.
The Shock is a team with an immense amount of weapons. Newcomer Seonchang “ANS” Lee has stepped up and become one of the most feared Widowmaker players in the league. He bolsters the lineup of 2019 Overwatch League champions with familiar names such as Hyobin “ChoiHyoBin” Choi, Grant “moth” Espe, and Matthew “super” DeLisi. These players are Overwatch League finals MVP in ChoiHyoBin, arguably the best Lucio player in the league moth. To complement these accomplishments and popular opinions, the Shock was not done with player acquisitions. They turned their eyes to the old Vancouver Titans roster and signed Jooseok “Twilight” Lee. With these weapons in their arsenal, the Shock is a forgettable foe for every team in the Overwatch League.
One of the factors that will make this game great is the lack of hero pools. Both teams will have the ability to show off their depth. Viewers should look forward to the Fusion looking to their bench to make adjustments. The Shock’s sturdy starting line up will likely brawl all match.
Prediction: Shock win 3-2
Player To Watch: SADO
The stakes are big for Su-min “SADO” Kim this weekend. Making space efficiently for the team is extremely important against such a formidable foe. Giving players like Jaehyeok “Carpe” Lee and Heesu “Heesu” Jeong the time to pick off the Shock’s extremely talented DPS crew will make a win a reality. The biggest question is will SADO fold under the pressure.
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