The San Francisco Shock are thrilled to announce the signing of Nam-joo "Striker" Gwon, 19, in a transfer agreement with the Boston Uprising.
Striker was an incredibly impactful player in the inaugural season of the Overwatch League and helped lead the Boston Uprising to the first undefeated stage in Overwatch League history. The Shock look forward to having Striker round out their young star studded DPS core.
“Having worked with Striker last season, I am very excited for him to join the roster. He demonstrated excellence on stage during the first season and will be a great addition to the Shock family,” said Shock Head Coach Dae-hee "Crusty" Park.
With the addition of Striker, Shock now fields a full twelve-man roster heading into Season 2 of Overwatch League, set to kick off February 14th 2019.
About the San Francisco Shock and NRG Esports
The San Francisco Shock, one of the original 12 franchises of the Overwatch League, is owned by NRG esports, a San Francisco-based esports organization competing in eight professional video game leagues and known for its deeply engaged fan base. NRG was founded in 2015 by Andy Miller and Mark Mastrov, co-owners of the Sacramento Kings. Notable investors include Shaquille O’Neal, Alex Rodriguez, Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Rollins and Tiesto, alongside Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. NRG and the Shock are setting an industry standard for world class talent and management, jaw-dropping media and, above all else, competition. For additional information, please visit: NRG.gg, shock.overwatchleague.com and follow @SFShock on Twitter.