Overwatch League Opening Weekend 2020: Teams to watch

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PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – SEPTEMBER 29: A view of The San Francisco Shock and Vancouver Titans will face off at the Overwatch League Grand Finals 2019 at Wells Fargo Center on September 29, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Blizzard Entertainment)

The Overwatch League makes its return on Saturday, February 8 – where the Dallas Fuel and New York Excelsior host opening-weekend festivities to commence the 2020 season.

Opening Weekend of the Overwatch League is only a few days away, and the anticipated return surrounding each team has reached a boiling point. Following an offseason littered with roster adjustments, it’s exciting to know that the wait to witness OWL action is finally over. Of the teams stepping on-stage this weekend, a handful of rosters stick out, but which teams deserve extra attention when the action kicks off Saturday?

San Francisco Shock

The consensus favorite entering Opening Weekend, the San Francisco Shock effectively return their entire 2019 Championship roster – which took the OWL by storm last season. Starring an impressively skillful roster with the advantage of teammate synergy, the Shock descend onto Opening Weekend with the goal of picking up right where they left off.

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The San Francisco Shock made some minor adjustments over the break, the most interesting being the addition of their newest Assistant Coach, Arachne. Who most recently coached Talon Esports in the Pacific Contenders, where they had outstanding performances in both the Pacific Contenders Showdown and Contenders Gauntlet. While there may not have been much to improve within the roster, it seems the San Francisco Shock have still found a way to improve to avoid becoming content with last season’s success.

The only two roster moves for the Shock was the departure of their off-tank player “Nevix”, who will play for the Toronto Defiant this season. The other being the addition of “ANS”, a DPS player known for his hitscan play, who played for BlossoM in Contenders 2018: Season 3 prior to his retirement in early 2019. Apart from those two players, San Francisco Shock fans can expect many familiar faces on stage this weekend.

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