The champion of the first stage has been crowned. In one of the most exciting finals, Vancouver Titans beat San Francisco Shock, 4-3. This might have been the debut season of the Titans. Nonetheless, their roster is entirely composed of Korean Contenders Champions, RunAway. The phenomenal Korean stars remained undefeated. They won $ 200,000 in prizes while shock has to settle for $100,000.
An early start
In the grand finale, tanks ruled the game from start to the finish. On the Numbani and Nepal maps, these classes shined and made the final quite interesting. In both of these maps, Shock prevailed over Titans owing to the errors of Titan’s tank, Park “Bumper” Sang-beom. While for Shocks, Matthew “Super” DeLisi dominated with his game changes Earthshatters. Owing to his impressive style, Shock took the first game of the series on Nepal. While Bumper redeemed himself on the second map, Numbani and got his team back into the final, 1-1.
The third map of the series was picked by shock, Temple of Anubis and it was a spectacular confrontation. Point A was controlled by the Titans, however, Choi “ChoiHyoBin” Hyo-Bin eliminated three players of the Titans to take the victory. The second round of the map was also dominated by Titans at the start. However, in the last minute, Shock’s Park “Viol2t” Min-ki got two kills to deny the Titans their second win. Now Shock led 2-1.
Sweet, sweet victory for the @VancouverTitans!
— Overwatch League (@overwatchleague) March 24, 2019
The pick of the fourth game went to Vancouver, who picked Dorado. We believe that this map was the core of the victory of the Titans. Choi “ChoiHyoBin” Hyo-Bin got his team a solid start to the map, however, Vancouver learned from its past mistakes. The tanks and supports of the team made some impressive plays to push the payload past Point B. At the end, the scores were 2-2 and everyone waited for the fifth game.
IIios was picked by San Francisco, which was the most evenly contested map of the series. Despite the incredible performance, of Seo “SeoMinSoo” Min-Soo for Titans, Shock took the lighthouse round. The Shocks gained 99 % control of the ruins but Bumper’s Earthshatter was enough to deny them the victory. The teams now competed in the final round at Well stage. The McCree pick of SeoMinSoo destroyed all the heals of Shock. After the change of sides, the triple-triple lineup of Titans was demolished by Shock. Now San Francisco led 3-2 and was just one game away from victory.
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The Titans were not going down without a fight and they made an incredible comeback on King’s Row. Titans’ SeoMinSoo incredible plays on Zarya were enough to tie the series 3-3. The seventh game of the series was played on Rialto. After Shock won the first round, SeoMinSoo, and Lee “Twilight” Joo-seok level the round and forced the game to extra time. Titans pushed the payload to victory.