The Best Teams in the OWL

Blizzard's genre-defining Overwatch sparked a maelstrom of support and dedication upon its release. From Korea to China, North America to Europe, Players from around the globe competed against one another to see who among them was the best.


This competitive spirit predictably evolved into what we now know as the Overwatch World League. Here the greatest competitors compete for a myriad of cash prizes, glory, recognition, respect, and, most importantly of all, the coveted Overwatch World Cup trophy.


In this article, we're going to talk briefly about some of the most renowned collectives of heroic champions. The organizations they play under, their accolades, and the team's players.




The Runaway roster is the first to many a viewer's lips when discussing the greatest OWL teams of the present. 


The roster has had a bumpy run their beginnings during APEX Season one, but in recent times they've come back swinging harder than ever before. 


They have locked down both competitive seasons of 2019 and placed third in this year's gauntlet. 


At present, they only have three active members on their roster, with a fourth inactive substitute waiting in the wings. This current dominating roster consists solely of players from South Korea:


  • Kim "Mag" Tae-Sung


  • Kim "Assassin" Sung-Wong


  • Lim "F4zE" Si-Hyun


  • (Substitute) Yoon "Runner" Dae-Hoon


San Francisco Shock


Another world-class caliber team, San Francisco Shock took the 2019 season by storm, almost always finishing up in the top two at events. 


With the backing of Esports giants NRG, the success of SF Shock was more of a when than an if. NRG has been putting together the foundations for this team to succeed all the way back since the inception of the Overwatch World League, and it's good to see those efforts paying dividends. 


SF Shock is so good, in fact that to date, they are the only OWL team ever to complete the fabled Golden Stage, not dropping a single map for the entirety of stage two this year.


Their harrowed and legendary roster consists of:


  • Jay "Sinatraa" Won


  • Matthew "Super" DeLisi


  • NamJu "Striker" Gwon


  • DongJun "Rascal" Kim


  • Mingo "Architect" Park


  • Grant "Moth" Espe


  • Hyobin "Choihyobin" Choi


  • Myeong "Smurf" Hwan Yoo


  • Minki "Viol2t" Park


Vancouver Titans


Founded in September of 2018, the Vancouver Titans are very much a new team in the crucible of chaos that is the OWL.


Well, not new. They are formed up of the Runaway roster from the Korean Contenders 2018 Championship, an event that this roster won.


Like SF Shock above, Vancouver Titans hold a historic world record of their own. As of the end of 2019, they maintain the record for the longest regular-season match streak win. They won a massive 19 matches in a row, they won Stage one playoffs, and came up just short to the aforementioned SF Shock in the battle for the 2019 Season trophy.


Their record-holding roster is made up of:


  • Minsoo "SeoMinSoo" Seo


  • Chunghui "Stitch" Lee


  • Hyeonwoo "JJANU" Choi


  • Juseok "Twilight" Lee


  • Chanhyung "Fissure" Baek


  • Jehon "ryujehong" Ryu


There are many more world-title contenders in the OWL, but these three exemplify and represent, the best of the best, and display what it takes and means to be a champion.

The Best and Most-Played Overwatch Heroes in 2021

Overwatch continues to be one of the most popular and competitive games currently on the market. This is even after five years of being available to the public. Although many players have been eagerly awaiting the release of Overwatch 2, it seems this isn’t going to take place this year.   In...

Tips In Using Soldier 76

Every hero in the Overwatch have its strengths and weaknesses. Some are greater than the other one but can also be defeated by another hero. And as we know, overwatch heroes are divided into three roles, such as tank, damage, and support. So, choosing the right heroin different positions is very im...

Overwatch Best Symmetra Skins To Consider

Overwatch heroes are evolving. Symmetra, for example, has undergone many updates throughout the years. So, players expect a major change in her abilities. What are the best skins for Symmetra today? Read on for more information! Peacock Peacock is one of the most famous skins in Overwat...