The 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals was over rather quickly as the San Francisco Shock beat the Vancouver Titans in a convincing 4-0 win. The Shock have been dominant all season and after losing their first match in the playoffs, came back to not only win every match after but win without losing a single map. It was an incredible run that will be talked about as a defining moment in Overwatch League history. Great teams typically have great players, and while the Shock were stacked with some of the league's best, there was one who stood out above the rest - Jay "Sinatraa" Won.
Before Sinatraa became the best player on the best team in the Overwatch League, he was known for his heroic play on Tracer in the Overwatch World Cup. It put Sinatraa on the map and hinted at a bright future for him in the Overwatch League. Sinatraa didn't have much professional experience in the game before joining the San Francisco Shock. He had a brief stint with Selfless Gaming and represented Team USA in the Overwatch World Cup before the Shock signed him.
Sinatraa was just 17 when San Francisco took a chance on him. This meant he wouldn't get to play for them until he turned 18, which happened during the 2018 season of the Overwatch League. The Shock didn't have much success in the 2018 season and Sinatraa looked shaky when he played. He relied on his individual skill rather than team-play.
It wasn't until the recent 2019 season that Sinatraa came into his own in the league. His newly discovered team-oriented play helped put him and the Shock in position to be one of the best teams in the league. They made each of the stage finals and won stage 2, but the highlight was the Grand Finals win over the Vancouver Titans which solidified the Shock's dominance.
Sinatraa is primarily know for his play on damage dealers. His signature hero was Tracer before becoming a member of the Shock and fearlessly helped lead Team USA in the OWWC on the hero. Throughout the Overwatch League, his impact was felt on a number of heroes.
The first half of the 2019 season of the Overwatch League took place within the 3-3 meta which meant no "true" damage dealers were in the game. Instead, Zarya took the place of traditional damage dealers and many of the damage players in the league became the Zarya's for their team. Sinatraa was the best to do so and had the biggest impact on the hero which ultimately led him to win the 2019 Overwatch League MVP.
The meta shifted again for the playoffs, and Doomfist was one of the most important pieces on the team. Sinatraa picked him up with ease and was one of the best on the hero throughout the playoffs. His versatility on different heroes really shines through and allows him to be extremely flexible.
Overwatch League Impact
Sinatraa dominated the entirety of the 2019 season of the Overwatch League. He became the MVP and it never really felt as if the other candidates ever had a chance. It was always Sinatraa's to take home. He became the leader of the Shock and helped lead them to the promised land. He was a 2019 All-Star and a Role-Star where he was one of the best four damage dealers in the entire league. He is the 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals champion.
Sinatraa's level of play this year had never been seen in the Overwatch League yet in the league's short history. Jjonak dominated the 2018 season, but Sinatraa's MVP run had something special about it. It's the intangible feeling someone got when they watched him assert his dominance on everyone he played.
His 2019 season will go down in history as one of the best individual Overwatch League performances of all time.
Dubbed "The Chosen One," Sinatraa had to become the face of the San Francisco Shock at the age of 18. The pressure of an entire team fell on his shoulders and he stepped up in the 2019 season in the biggest way possible. He helped lead the Shock to a perfect, golden stage two (28-0 in map wins), three stage finals appearances with a victory in stage two and Sinatraa was an integral part of the Shock's championship season. The 2019 MVP is one of the best the game has ever seen, and will help San Francisco defend their title heading into the 2020 season.