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Shock Favored To Win Overwatch League Again

It should be no surprise to those tuned into the Overwatch League that the San Francisco Shock are +200 favorites to win it all.
San Francisco Shock

For its third season, the Overwatch League will be hitting the road. Each of the 20 OWL teams will host homestands throughout the season, with players traveling all across the globe. With this new travel-heavy structure to the season and plenty of offseason movement, who are the favorites to be the last team standing in the Overwatch League in 2020?

Overwatch League Favorites: San Francisco Shock

It should be no surprise to those tuned into the Overwatch League that the San Francisco Shock are +200 favorites to win it all. The reigning champions are basically returning the same roster that finished last season with a 23-5 regular-season record and appearances in every single stage finals.

The Shock might have the deepest roster in the entire league, with above-average players in basically every position and more than capable backups to spell the starters if need be. Of course, the roster is built around Jay “sinatraa” Won and Matthew “super” DeLisi.

Sinatraa is the reigning OWL MVP thanks to his ridiculous Zarya play in the GOATS meta and continued excellence of DPS heroes when the meta shifted. Super is arguably the best main tank in the Overwatch League, easily ranking as one of the best Reinhardt players in the world.

It is hard to look at the Overwatch League in 2020 and not see the Shock as the presumptive favorites. They looked utterly dominant for the bulk of the past season and their biggest opposition from 2019, the Vancouver Titans, took a step back in the offseason.

Could Atlanta Reign Supreme?

Entering last season, the Atlanta Reign were looked at as a bit of a meme team. After all, they did bring Daniel “dafran” Francesca into the fold. However, when the meta shifted away from three-three in Stage 4, the Reign suddenly became one of the best teams in the league.

No longer saddled with playing a meta that did not fit their players, the Reign went 7-0 in Stage 4 and sent the Shock into the lower bracket in the playoffs. With teams forced to play 2-2-2, Joon “Erster” Jeong and Andrej “babybay” Francisty popped off, showing that the Reign had one of the most lethal DPS duos around.

Much like the Shock, the Reign’s team is basically the same entering 2020. You should expect the same boisterous and energetic team that turned more than a few heads last year. Only this time, the Reign won’t be sneaking up on anybody.

Team To Watch: Seoul Dynasty

The Seoul Dynasty have been a massive disappointment through the first two seasons of the Overwatch League. After entering the inaugural season as the presumptive favorites, the Dynasty have been mediocre at best.

How did they elect to change it up entering the third season? By signing several players from the London Spitfire who underperformed in 2019. The team signed Joon-yeong “Profit” Park, Jae-hee “Gesture” Hong and Seung-tae “Bdosin” Choi from the Spitfire. Profit and Gesture, specifically, had pretty ugly exits from the Spitfire due to their play.

The Dynasty are banking on these three to reclaim the spark that ignited the Spitfire’s championship team in 2018, not be the trio that proved to be nearly unplayable at times in 2019. Either way, whether they soar to new heights or crash and burn, the Dynasty should be a fun team to watch this season.

Who Will Win the Overwatch League 2020?
San Francisco Shock+200
New York Excelsior+400
Atlanta Reign+650
Shanghai Dragons+700
Vancouver Titans+800
Philadelphia Fusion+1100
Los Angeles Gladiators+1200
Seoul Dynasty+1300
Guangzhou Charge+2500
Hangzhou Spark+2500
Washington Justice+3300
Florida Mayhem+4000
Chengdu Hunters+4000
Toronto Defiant+5000
Houston Outlaws+5000
Dallas Fuel+5000
London Spitfire+6600
Paris Eternal+6600
Boston Uprising+10000
Los Angeles Valiant+10000

Odds as of February 7 at Bovada