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San Francisco Shock Reveals 2023 Overwatch League Roster at LAN Showmatch

The Overwatch League off-season has been exciting thanks to the record number of free agents on the market, but fans still crave some competition in any form.

San Francisco Shock Reveals 2023 Overwatch League Roster
By Shubham Dalal | Dec 27, 2022 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

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The Overwatch League off-season has been exciting thanks to the record number of free agents on the market, but fans still crave some competition in any form. To spice up the dull winter, the San Francisco Shock and the Dallas Fuel decided to treat fans to a repeat of their historic 2022 Grand Final performance.Although the Grand Finals ended with a 4–3 scoreline in favor of the Fuel, all eyes were on the Shock on December 26. The team revealed parts of its 2023 roster before the show-off kicked off by assembling the new San Francisco squad live. LAN in South Korea.

San Francisco Shock Reveals 2023 Overwatch League Roster at LAN Showmatch :

Next year, Shock Overwatch Contenders will come out of South Korea’s O2 Blast with more rookies as well as lean on a veteran known for his support dominance.

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Tank Choi “Max” Su-min and DPS Chae “Heesang” Hee-sang, fresh off a dominant win at Contenders Pacific Showdown, will join the 2023 Shock roster. They are the two most popular rookie picks in the league overall, and many expected San Francisco to take them; Earlier this year, San Francisco acquired the O2 Blast as their academy team, making them the first choice of the Contender Warlords.

He will be joined by support Park “WinDam” Joon-woo, who spent the past year as a part of the Seoul Dynasty. Earlier, he was also a part of O2 Blast on loan in 2021 and won a few championships along with other phenoms. Shock regular Oh “FiNN” Se-jin will also reprise his supporting role next year. To no one’s surprise, San Francisco retained 2022 Rookie of the Year and MVP Kim “Proper” Dong-hyun.

Fans immediately noticed the absence of veteran Shock support Park “Vialtoot” Minky on the official announcement tweet. Neither the team nor Viol2t himself have commented on the absence, but it could be a sign that he’s heading in another direction in 2023.That said, five players is only enough for roster building requirements through the end of March. The Shock will need to add more players before the season begins on an as yet undisclosed date.

On the other hand, the Dallas Fuel opted to rejoin some of their championship roster for the showmatch. It was a bittersweet moment for Dallas fans considering most of the squad has dispersed to the Overwatch League during the off-season. Fueled by supports Han “Chiyo” Hyon-seok and Kwon “Fielder” Joon who recently joined the Atlanta Reign, but donned their blue jerseys for the last time for the event.

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