Taiyo Overwatch Signs With San Francisco Shock

Taiyo joins Overwatch League team San Francisco Shock.
Taiyo joins Overwatch League team San Francisco Shock. | Photo by San Francisco Shock

Taiyo Overwatch has joined the San Francisco Shock as a DPS player.

Sean Taiyo "ta1yo" Henderson previously played DPS for the Overwatch Contenders team Third Impact before signing with Shock. He had also played for Team Japan in 2017, 2018, and 2019 World Cup. He was a standout player in the Contenders League, and his skill has earned him recognition in the main Overwatch League.

Taiyo Overwatch Signs With San Francisco Shock

Ta1yo is known for his skills at hit-scan heroes, favoring Ashe and Tracer during his time in Third Impact. As Shock already has some strong hitscan players, ta1yo is expected to pull out his Genji as the team's fourth DPS player.

Shock is known for their extremely aggressive lineups and plays, and ta1yo seems to fit right in with the team's battle plan.

The team holds the distinction of being the only team to have played a golden stage, that is, not dropping a single map during a stage in 2019.

One of ta1yo's signatures is the comedically large purple crosshair he uses. It's been the subject of countless memes and in-jokes among his fans, and ta1yo has embraced this.

The next game for San Francisco Shock will be Aug. 1 against the Houston Outlaws. We're excited to see how ta1yo can express his skills in a team with historically strong DPS.