San Francisco Shock player named Overwatch MVP
Jay Won was awarded the title for a stellar performance this season
The 2019 Overwatch League season has drawn to an end and one eSports gamer stood out above the rest.
Jay “Sinatraa” Won of the San Francisco Shock set himself apart by being able to morph into a variety of characters and excel as part of the Shock. As a result, he has been given the title of the Overwatch League Most Value Player (MVP) for the season.
Sinatraa, or “Mr. 150k,” as he is also known, has been with the Shock since season one of the Overwatch League. He had already become a well-known figure as a member of Team USA during the 2017 Overwatch World Cup, later being recruited by Shock at just 17 years of age, before he could even take the state. He picked up his alternative moniker that year for one simple reason – the Shock was reportedly paying the teenager $150,000 a year.
The Shock may have begun to question the decision as it got into its first year in Overwatch, a season that could only be described as problematic. However, the second season saw the team come together and Shock would ultimately become the only team to participate in that season’s every stage final. It went on to win the second stage championship, primarily because of Sinatraa’s performance.
Sinatraa’s sudden rise to fame in 2017 may have been what caused the Shock to underperform.
However, the team’s star came into his own, began to mature and spent the most recent season blowing away the competition and impressive fans. It was because of this that he was ultimately awarded the MVP. He won over Shock teammate Matthew “Super” DeLisi, the Vancouver Titans’ Choi “JJANU” Hyeon-woo and Lee “Twilight” Joo-seok and Xu “Guxue” Qiulin of the Hangzhou Spark.