San Francisco Shock break win streak rekord in Overwatch League

San Francisco Shock have broken the record for the number of Overwatch League regular season win streaks. In doing... Fragster | 27. August 2022

San Francisco Shock have broken the record for the number of Overwatch League regular season win streaks. In doing so, they were able to build on the success of Vancouver Titans from 2019 and even surpass it. Now, the San Francisco Shocks’ unbeaten run in the 2022 regular season has set a new record to overcome. 

Many Overwatch League teams have set records over the past five years, from the fastest map completion time to back-to-back championships held on stage. Team San Francisco Shocks have been involved in a number of these records and the team has now added another record to their list.

San Francisco Shock make Overwatch history

With 20 consecutive regular-season wins, the 2022 San Francisco Shocks — with a small contribution from the 2021 roster — broke the Overwatch League record of 19 wins previously held by the 2019 Vancouver Titans roster. Although Titans won the Stage 1 title in 2019, they were later defeated by San Francisco Shocks in the Season Grand Finals. Their huge win streak during the regular season was only broken by a surprise win for the Los Angeles Valiant.

With a recent quick win over the New York Excelsior on August 26, this year’s San Francisco Shock cemented their place in Overwatch League history. The team has racked up 17 wins over the course of 2022 and currently remains undefeated. Three of the record regular-season wins come from the 2021 Shock team, the record is measured independently of season or roster.

San Francisco Shock make Overwatch history

While this is a huge achievement for San Francisco Shocks, the team have struggled to translate their dominance of the season into tournament victories. In the first tournament of the season, the Kickoff Clash, they were eliminated relatively early, considering their outstanding performance in the qualifiers.

In the first global tournament of the OWL 2022 season — Midseason Madness — San Francisco Shocks made it to the Grand Final. However, thanks to the good performances of the dominant Los Angeles Gladiators, San Francisco lost 4-2 to their Californian rivals.

The upcoming Overwatch League 2022 Summer Showdown could be the San Francisco Shocks’ best shot at a stage win, as the Gladiators lost 4-0 in the qualifiers. The Summer Showdown is set to take place from September 8-11 in Toronto, Canada, featuring 12 OWL teams and $225,000 up for grabs.

San Francisco Shock, currently the first OWL squad in the seasonal standings, will next face Dallas Fuel on September 2 at 5 pm CT in a regular season match.

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