San Francisco Shock Set League Record Against Vancouver Titans
Each week we bring you two moments, one of epic success, someone who absolutely nailed it! And another of an epic failure, someone who totally failed it. This week for the Failed It, we visit the Overwatch League. The Vancouver Titans have been struggling to find cohesion since their team re-formed around a new core roster. The San Francisco Shock don’t care how well they’re gelling though as they took on the Vancouver Titans a week ago and set a new record in the Overwatch League at their expense.
The New Titans
The Vancouver Titans and the San Francisco Shock have a history together. Throughout the 2019 season, they were neck in neck as competitors, with an identical match and map record against one another. It seemed like fate that would face off in the 2019 Grand Finals. But the finals were anything but even as the San Francisco Shock completely washed the Titans. Fast forward to 2020 and despite the original Titans still being a champion-caliber team, the roster was released. The Vancouver Titans signed an entirely new team of esports athletes and the season so far as been less than stellar.
Gotta Go Fast
Sitting near the bottom of the regular season rankings the Titan had their first rematch against the Shock, despite the entire roster being new. The Shock didn’t care and came at them with all the vim and vigor you’d expect of a Championship team. They set a new match length record in the history of the Overwatch League at the expense of the Titans. The entire three map match only took 19 minutes and 23 seconds. Some single maps can take upwards of 20 minutes. It’s a bad time to be a titans fan.
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