Third Overwatch League Team Is The San Francisco Shock

Gaming article by Robert N. Adams on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 14:17

The third Overwatch League team has had its name revealed according to a new post from the league's official website: the San Francisco Shock.

The San Francisco Shock is one of three teams based out of California; the other two as-yet-unnamed teams who will be playing Overwatch competitively are both headquartered in Los Angeles. Aside from the official announcement from the league, the team's official Twitter put out a short video hyping up the announcement of the team, and their parent organization NRG Esports released a YouTube video introducing the team's current roster:

The team's logo is a stylized seismic wave that also pays homage to the imagery of the iconic Bay Bridge in San Francisco. The team's primary color orange is shared with the Golden Gate Bridge and the gold accents on the logo and their team skin represent the city's origins with the California Gold Rush of the 1800s.

As for the team's hero skin, Doomfist is the hero who will be representing the team by wearing their colors. His skin is a mix of orange, black, and silver with yellow and gold accents:

Overwatch San Francisco Shock Doomfist Skin
Doomfist is clad in a mix of orange, black, and silver colors to represent the San Francisco Shock for the Overwatch League.

The San Francisco Shock is the third of twelve teams in the league to have their name revealed; the first team named was the Shanghai Dragons and the second team named was the Dallas Fuel. The preseason for the Overwatch League begins in just under two months on December 6, 2017, and the first season officially begins on January 10, 2018.

What do you think of the name of the third team for the Overwatch League? Do you like the color choices on the team's skin for Doomfist? Which team do you think Blizzard will be revealing next? Let us know in the comments below!

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Robert N. Adams

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I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!