2020 Overwatch League Champions Crowned
After a season of many adjustments, the Overwatch League has crowned its 2020 champions.
The San Francisco Shock have repeated as champions for the 2020 season defeating the Seoul Dynasty. The Shock dominated the whole season with a 31-4 record. The team also won the May Melee and Countdown Cup tournaments.
They not only dominated the season, they also rolled through the playoffs by not dropping one match on their way to victory. With their 2020 championship victory, the Shock are the first team in league history to win back to back and multiple championships.
The Shock not only took home the trophy, but also an additional $1.5 million first place prize. Nam-Ju “Striker” Gwon took home the finals MVP trophy which was in part voted on by fans. “Striker” also won a $100,000 cash prize for winning the award.
The 2020 Overwatch League season started off normal with the additions of homestands instead of one home arena, but things changed soon after the season began. With the Covid-19 pandemic adjustments had to be made. All matches were then moved online and three tournaments were added into the mix (resembling the stage championships of previous seasons). Regions were also split into North American and Asia Pacific divisions.
The Final Four and Grand Finals were held in a virtual version of what would have been their championship arena. The final four teams of the playoffs were flown to South Korea and played out the rest there after a two week quarantine where the North American and Asia Pacific All Star Weekends took place.
The Overwatch League looks to carry on into 2021, but in what capacity still looks to be determined.
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