Shock knock out Spark in OWL playoffs

The San Francisco Shock didn't drop a single map as they beat the Hangzhou Spark and advanced to a Sunday matchup with the NYXL. Ben Pursell For Blizzard Entertainment

The San Francisco Shock stayed alive in the Overwatch League playoffs by sweeping to a 4-0 victory over the Hangzhou Spark on Saturday in a third-round match in the losers' bracket in Burbank, California.

The Shock will meet the second-seeded New York Excelsior in Sunday's losers' bracket final, with the winner advancing to play the top-seeded Vancouver Titans in the grand final on Sept. 29 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.

The winning team will earn $1.1 million, with the runner-up pocketing $600,000. Third place, which goes to the loser of Sunday's match, will earn $450,000.

The Shock, seeded third, opened their Saturday match with a 2-1 victory on the Busan map. They closed out the first-to-four competition by taking the next three maps -- 4-3 on King's Row, 5-4 on Temple of Anubis and a 5-4 decision on Dorado.

The Excelsior, who fell 4-3 to the Titans in Friday's winners' bracket final, swept the Shock 4-0 in the teams' only previous meeting this year.

Overwatch League playoffs prize pool

Champion: $1.1 million

Runner-up: $600,000

Third Place: $450,000

Fourth Place: $350,000 -- Hangzhou Spark

Fifth-sixth: $300,000 -- Los Angeles Gladiators, Atlanta Reign

Seventh-eighth: $200,000 -- London Spitfire, Seoul Dynasty

Ninth-10th: no prize money -- Guangzhou Charge, Shanghai Dragons

11th-12th: no prize money -- Philadelphia Fusion, Chengdu Hunters

--Field Level Media