The 2019 Overwatch League champions San Francisco Shock are coming to late night. It was announced that two of the team’s players, main tank Matthew “Super” DeLisi and DPS player Jay “Sinatraa” Won, will appear on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Oct. 7.
— San Francisco Shock⚡ (@SFShock) October 4, 2019
Sinatraa first revealed the announcement on Twitter. Sinatraa is the 2019 Overwatch League Most Valuable Player. After the Shock lost to the Atlanta Reign in the Playoffs Quarterfinals, the team decided to practice extra hard. As a result, the team breezed through the losers’ bracket undefeated and won every match with the same 4 – 0 record.
The Shock took home $1.1 million in prize pool earnings and the Overwatch League trophy. With this momentous occasion, the two Overwatch stars will appear on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to talk about their journey. Other talk show hosts have looked down upon esports, such as Jimmy Kimmel who has repeatedly made fun of gamers and called them losers. However, Jimmy Fallon has instead supported those in the space. This can be seen in a recent episode with Fortnite World Cup winner Kyle “Bugha” Giersdorf, as well as with Tyler “Ninja” Blevins.
Andy Miller, the Chief Executive Officer of NRG Esports and Owner of the San Francisco Shock, stated they based the team around Sinatraa and Super because they could see their skills and knew Super’s personality would bring the whole team together.
While Super didn’t play in the Grand Finals, he has contributed to the team throughout the season. Both players joined the Overwatch League franchise when they were ineligible to compete because of their age, but this turned out to be a great decision. Miller later emphasized this point at a post-game press conference that he wanted to “[build] a dynasty” with the Shock.
The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon episode featuring Super and Sinatraa will be shown at 11:35 p.m. EST on Monday, Oct. 7. Will you be checking out the live episode or watching the recorded version? Let us know what you think about the news and keep up with Daily Esports for all of your Overwatch coverage.
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