27, 09, 2019 | The G FUEL Team | comments(0)

4 Players To Watch At The OWL Grand Finals 2019

The Overwatch League (OWL) 2019 Grand Finals are on Sunday, September 29th. Fans will be able to watch the San Francisco Shock take on the Vancouver Titans. The match will start at 3 PM ET in Philadelphia.

The winner of the event will scoop the $1.1 million first prize and the Overwatch League championship trophy, leaving the runners-up to take the $600,000 as a pretty decent consolation.

Since the transition to the 2-2-2 role lock, it’s anyone’s guess which team will come through with the win. So, we wanted to give you a heads up on some of the players that will be trying to win their teams the big cash prize. 

We’ll give you two from each team. Here are four players that you should keep your eye on during the OWL Grand Finals:

San Francisco Shock

1. Grant "moth" Espe

Grant "Moth" Espe on the San Francisco ShockHotspawn

Let’s start off with a Support player. Support players are important and often neglected because they don’t always have the kills. Moth is a talented healer, but he can can do an incredible amount of damage as he plays.

His main is Lucio, and he also has a killer Ana. Recently, he has also been dabbling with Baptise and doing a fairly good job with it. As Lucio, he’s a demon on skates. Many players have a tough time even getting shots on him.

Moth seems to be a little underrated, but that’s also because he’s a pretty humble guy. If you’ve ever watched his solo streams, he just plays because he loves it. He doesn’t rub it in anyone’s face that he is top tier. Keep your eye on moth.

  • Role - Support

Average per 10 minutes of gameplay

  • Damage - 3,890.50
  • Healing - 6,671.22
  • Eliminations - 13.09
  • Final Blows - 2.47

2. Jay "sinatraa" Won

Jay "sinatraa" Won on the San Francisco ShockLiquipedia.net

Since the 2-2-2 role lock, sinatraa has had to switch his role up a little. He first started as DPS Flex, but has since moved on to playing with Zarya, a tank. If we all thought he was a great DPS player, he’s even better with Zarya!

He won the 2019 T-Mobile OWL MVP Award for his stellar Zarya play and for being one of the vocal leaders of the San Francisco Shock. However, if he’s set up for DPS during the Grand Finals, his Tracer game is absolutely fantastic. He’s currently ranked #1 in the League for damage.

Sinatraa grew up playing Counter Strike. He grew up with ADD, and so playing the angles of CS was tough for him. When Overwatch came out, he immediately became attached to Tracer because she’s a character that always has to be moving. Sinatraa won our hearts as Tracer and continues his dominance with Zarya.

During the OWLs, more than likely, sinatraa will be back on his DPS role so it will be interesting to watch him back in his former role. Whether we seem him causing havoc as Tracer or pulverizing as Doomfist, either way: don’t blink.

  • Role - DPS/Tank

Average per 10 minutes of gameplay

  • Damage - 11,849.40
  • Healing - 111.56
  • Eliminations - 20.91
  • Final Blows - 7.02

Vancouver Titans

3. Hyeon-Woo "JJANU" Choi

Hyeon-Woo "JJANU" Choi on the Vancouver TitansLiquipedia.net

While JJANU is now worldly famous for his D. Va play, he started with Roadhog and was excellent with him too. However, in his humble beginnings as a streamer, JJANU unsuccessfully tried for RunAway (a team in Overwatch Contenders Korea) three times before being accepted in the fourth tryout. Although, back then, he was more known for playing largely as Reaper. Things seemed to have picked up for him after switching to tank.

Now, he’s been showing the world his incredible skills. As the other tank on the roster, JJANU helps form a pretty solid and formidable tankline for the Titans along with his teammate Sang-beom "Bumper" Park. It will be interesting to see how their experiences will lead them together. 

The main reason I think you should have your eye on JJANU is that he’s often overshadowed by Bumper, and together they make an incredible team. JJANU is a force to be reckoned with, and it would be a mistake to count him out.

  • Role - Tank

Average per 10 minutes of gameplay

  • Damage - 6203
  • Healing - N/A
  • Eliminations - 20.06
  • Final Blows - 5.56

4. Hyojong "Haksal" Kim

Hyojong "Haksal" Kim on the Vancouver TitansHalo of Thoughts

Haksal was a member of RunAway until he was picked up by the Vancouver Titans before the Overwatch League’s 2nd season, just like his teammate above. At 18, he’s one of the youngest players in the league. Despite being so young, Haksal has proven his talent on having to change up to different heroes across multiple meta changes during this season.

Like many other DPS players, Haskal was placed on, what you might call, “Brigitte duty” for a lot of the second season. This would ensure a ‘“triple-tank, triple-support” meta. Unlike many of his opponents, however, Haksal pulled way ahead of the pack with Brigitte. He was ranked first in both hero damage and healing per team fight.

Then, amid stage four, Haksal was finally able to return to his first love. He was able to go back and play as his favorite damage-dealing heroes like Mei and his specialty, Genji. Haksal has been commended for his lethal and very precise Genji play since his days in the RunAway. While this is his first season in the Overwatch League, he’s actually ranked first for final blows as Genji. 

  • Role - DPS

Average per 10 minutes of gameplay

  • Damage - 6198
  • Healing - N/A
  • Eliminations - 19.35
  • Final Blows - 5.47

These are just four players of two teams that are full of real champions. No matter who wins the OWL Grand Finals, all these players are incredible.

Who would you add to the list?

Tell us in the comments below or on @GFuelEnergy on Twitter!


Top image via Super League

This article was written by John D. AKA SomeBeardy2Love. John has been gaming for 30 years, has a bow tie tattoo, and watches nothing but anime and Bob’s Burgers. He co-hosts a mostly weekly podcast and has a sponsored beard.


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