Earlier in the day, the Shock said their good-byes to Min-ho “Architect” Park. But not even three hours later there was a new announcement on the team’s Twitter page. They had some fun with the announcement, playing on the intro of the “Twilight Zone” TV show to announce their new signing. Former Vancouver Titan Joo-seok “Twilight” Lee would be joining his previous rival team and one that handed him defeat in the Grand Finals.
Shock fans… we are now entering the @Twilight_OW zone
(Pending league approval) pic.twitter.com/OpnSeeO4qh
— San Francisco Shock (@SFShock) May 17, 2020
The Shock have played the entirety of the 2020 season thus far with just two Support players. Grant “Moth” Espe has covered Main Support while Min-ki “Viol2t” Park has been their Flex Support. The addition of Twilight should ease the burden on each of these, as coach Dae-hee “Crusty” Park has many tools in his arsenal to throw opponents off. Plus, dual Flex-Support compositions are seeing more play at high levels. Having two dedicated players for that may pay off.
In 2019, the Titans lost just three games over the course of the regular season. As a crucial part of this, Twilight showed that he belonged in the conversation for best Flex-Support in the world. He was a top candidate for League MVP, and was recognized as a role star. However, that legendary Titans team exists no longer.
The team released their entire roster in early May, scrambling to field a new roster and leaving the 2019 runner-ups without teams. The Washington Justice picked up both Hyeon-woo “JJANU” Choi and Chung-hee “Stitch” Lee on 14-day contracts. Besides Twilight, none of the other released Titans have found teams yet, but this may be due to visa issues with North American teams. There also may be concerns about connection or latency issues, as the players are all based in South Korea.