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All right, so I was wrong about this Overwatch League team being done for signings this off-season. The San Francisco Shock have signed Korean DPS player Gil-seong “Glister” Lim, formerly of the London Spitfire and Gen.G esports. This fifth DPS player adds even more flexibility to the San Francisco Shock’s roster. With the twelve player limit, it seems the Shock have identified the DPS role as the one they need the most depth in. With Glister being a very talented rookie last season on the Spitfire, the Shock have signed him hoping to help lead them to another championship.
Another piece to the championship puzzle is in place… #3Peat
— San Francisco Shock (@SFShock) December 1, 2020
Glister’s road to the Shock
Glister is a very experienced DPS player despite being a rookie last season. Playing since 2018, he only turned eighteen at the start of last year. However, his career started on Korean Contenders team X6 Gaming. On that team, he ended up winning a surprise win over O2 Ardeont to win the first season of Korean Contenders that year. But, after a poor showing in their second one, he moved to Gen.G esports. For Seoul Dynasty’s academy team, he improved even further, always finishing fourth or better in the next seasons. However, as the second off-season in the Overwatch League loomed over, the London Sptifire were looking to rebuild. They ended up signing Glister to the team, where he proved he was good enough for the league.
As a flex DPS, Glister showed his skills. However, the London Spitfire weren’t ever a contender in that season, and Glister was released at the end of the season anyway. London was looking to make a western roster after three seasons of only Korean players. Glister became a free agent, and someone who could fill in an almost complete roster.
But, who would’ve expected the Shock to sign him? It isn’t a bad signing in the slightest, as it will make the Shock better. But after just signing Charlie “nero” Zwarg yesterday, signing Glister seems like taking talent with the promises of a championship. However, with how the Shock have won the past two championships, maybe they’re doing something different for a reason. They see that metas shift constantly, and that they need that ultimate flexibility to always stay on top. It worked for them for the past two seasons, so just keep it up and a third one will come. As long as the players don’t get annoyed about playing time, it makes sense. It must’ve made sense to Glister too, who we’ll be eager to see play for the Shock next season.
Polish-Canadian game enthusiast. I've been entrenched in gaming for as long as I can remember, with my first game being Pokemon Yellow and my most played games being Borderlands 2 and Overwatch. I have a degree in Film Studies, but writing about esports just makes my job all the better.