Overwatch League May Melee Champions: The San Francisco Shock and the Shanghai Dragons Take Home the Prize

Overwatch League May Melee Champions recap
Overwatch League May Melee Champions recap / Blizzard Entertainment

Overwatch League May Melee champions have been crowned this past weekend.

The entire month of May was devoted to an Overwatch League tournament known as the "May Melee." The teams were divided into two regions: Asia and North America. Within those regions, each team had to compete for their chance to be known as their region's top competitors. The victors of the tournaments would be awarded thousands of dollars in cash.

Overwatch League May Melee Champions

This month's May Melee champions are the Shanghai Dragons in the Asian bracket and the San Francisco Shock in the North American bracket.

The Asian finals took place over the weekend with the Seoul Dynasty going head-to-head with the Dragons. The match was hard to call in the beginning with Dynasty DPS Kim "Fits" Dong-eon ripping through his opponents like tissue paper for a 3-0 lead.

This didn't last long, however, as the Dragon soon recovered their fire. They won four maps in a row for the final victory, $40,000, and an additional three wins to their record.

The North American finals took place on Sunday with the San Francisco Shock battling against the Florida Mayhem. All throughout the match, the Mayhem and the Shock barely gave each other an inch of breathing room. The Shock fumbled a one-point lead on Junkertown after managing to hold Mayhem back at the point on Volskaya. Eventually, they were able to pull ahead on Lijiang Tower after a fantastic performance by tank Matthew "Super" DeLisi.

The final score was 4-2 and the Shock were able to take home a cool $40,000 for themselves. However, this match-up has clearly shown the Mayhem may just be a team to watch out for come the next tournament.