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Shock Trade Architect, Pick Up Twilight

Aaron Alford  | 
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The Shock lose a veteran DPS player but gain a veteran support player. (Photo courtesy Ben Pursell - Blizzard)

The San Francisco Shock announced on Sunday that they are transferring flex DPS player Park “Architect” Min-ho and signing flex support player Jooseok “Twilight” Lee. Early on Sunday, the Shock announced they had transferred Architect’s contract to the Hangzhou Spark. The Shock followed up that announcement later that day, saying they had picked up Twilight.

SF Shock trade Architect to the Hangzhou Spark

Architect was with the Shock for a long time. The South Korean player has played with the Shock since mid-2018 and was part of the starting roster for the Shock when they won the Overwatch League 2019 Championship. Architect is one of the most flexible DPS players in the Overwatch League and has been playing Overwatch professionally since APEX Challengers season 3.

The Hangzhou Spark acquired Architect to replace DPS player Park “Bazzi” Jun-Ki, who announced his retirement from competitive Overwatch earlier on Saturday. Architect formerly played with several Spark players, including Kyeong-bo “GodsB” Kim and Hui-chang “BeBe” Yoon, while playing for a tier 2 team called X6-gaming in 2017 and 2018.

The flex DPS role has become increasingly essential in the Overwatch League, due to the introduction of the weekly Hero Pools, which remove two DPS from the rotation during regular season matches. Architect has a very deep hero pool, so he will be a useful addition to the Spark roster, regardless of which heroes Overwatch decides to ban on a given week.

SF Shock Sign Former Titan’s Support Twilight

The Shock also announced that they are picking up Twilight on Sunday. Twilight previously played with the Vancouver Titans, who lost to the Shock during the 2019 OWL Championship grand finals. Twilight was an original member of the Korean Contenders Runaway roster, which was signed by the Vancouver Titan’s expansion team in 2019. The Titans released that entire roster earlier this month due to disagreements between management and the players.

Twilight has been playing professional Overwatch since the very beginning, even competing in Overwatch APEX season 1 all the way back in November of 2016. The 22-year old Korea player is considered one of the best Zenyatta players in the world. Many analysts consider Twilight to be the best flex support in the world, so his addition is a big win for the SF Shock.

Twilight is the fourth former member of the Titan’s roster to find a new OWL home. Last week, the Seoul Dynasty picked up Sung-jun “SLIME” Kim, then on Saturday the Washington Justice announced that they had signed Hyeon-woo “JJANU” Choi and Choong-hui “Stitch” Lee.

Aaron Alford
Aaron Alford
Aaron is a 25 year old esports journalist who has worked with dotesports.com, upcomer.com, qrank.gg, among others. Aaron completed a Master's degree in Communication from the University of Dayton in 2018 (Go Flyers). Aaron has also worked as a national circuit debate coach and communication manager for emerging technology companies.