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San Francisco Shock would be unveiling their new 2023 Overwatch roster in the coming days. The franchise made the announcement earlier today, stating that the roster would make their debut in a best-of-seven LAN game scheduled to hold on December 26th.

The San Francisco Shock and Dallas Fuel faced off in the highly competitive 2022 Grand Finals of the Overwatch League, with the Fuel ultimately coming out on top in a thrilling 4-3 series. This match was one of the most watched in league history and left fans on the edge of their seats. As a way to add excitement to the offseason, the teams will be clashing again in a new format.

According to the San Francisco Shock announcement tweet, they will be facing off against the Dallas Fuel in a best-of-seven show match on December 26 at 10 pm CT. The match will take place at a LAN event in South Korea, and will provide fans with their first opportunity to see the new rosters of both teams for the 2023 Overwatch League season. This show match is highly anticipated, as it will give fans a glimpse of what to expect from these two teams in the upcoming season.

“We’re teaming up with @ESET to bring you the Runback of the most watched @OverwatchLeague match of all time!” San Francisco Shock announced via a tweet.

“New Shock roster, Bo7 with a twist, on LAN live from Korea.
Shock vs @DallasFuel – December 26th @ 8pm PT”

The current roster of the San Francisco Shock includes only three players from their 2022 roster (MVP and Rookie of the Year Kim “Proper” Dong-hyun and support duo Oh “Finn” Se-jin and Park “Viol2t” Minki). The franchise had earlier let go of Kwon “Striker” Nam-joo, Colin “Coluge” Arai, Michael “mikeyy” Konicki, Samuel “s9mm” Santos, and more recently DPS Jung “Kilo” Jin-woo.

Many fans expect the San Francisco Shock to continue adding talented rookies from O2 Blast, the team’s academy team in 2022, to its roster in 2023. This is because the Shock acquired many of its top players from O2 Blast, a Korean Overwatch Contenders team, last season.

The Dallas Fuel have not yet announced the players that will participate in the Dec. 26 show match. At present, all members of the Dallas Fuel team, including the coaches, are unrestricted free agents, which means they are able to receive offers from any team in the Overwatch League. It is uncertain whether the championship-winning roster will appear in the show match.

The Overwatch League’s free agency period is scheduled to commence on December 23, provided that there are no further delays. After this date, teams will be able to officially sign and reveal their new acquisitions.

The upcoming event, which has been described as a “best-of-seven with a twist,” is sure to be an exciting one for Overwatch fans. It is unclear at this time what the twist will be, but it seems that there will be some special rounds of play beyond the typical Overwatch League format. To see what the teams have been preparing for this event, fans are expected to tune in at 10 pm CT on December 26th.

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