The San Francisco Shock hasn’t been shy about adding new talent during the Overwatch League offseason—and, once again, the team is stocking up on DPS players.
S9mm, pronounced “Sam” as a version of his first name, has been a part of the Contenders scene since early 2020. He’s played for teams like Karasuno, Skyfoxes, DarkMode, and American Tornado in the past. Most recently, he was a part of Redbird Esports out of Illinois State University, which won the past two months of Contenders monthly tournaments.
Altogether, as a part of American Tornado or Redbird Esports, s9mm has won five Contenders titles and the North American Contenders Gauntlet, as well as multiple lower-level competitions.
He’ll join some of the Shock’s most recent pickups on the DPS line: O2 Blast standouts Jung “Kilo” Jin-woo and Kim “Proper” Dong-hyun. The team also signed O2 Blast support Oh “FiNN” Se-jin last week.
After dropping seven players earlier in the offseason, San Francisco has been building around longtime main tank Matthew “super” DeLisi and flex support Park “Viol2t” Min-ki. Considering the team’s most recent signings, it seems like it’s aiming for another mixed-language roster that can climb its way toward another championship.