Category: Shanghai Dragons

Overwatch League Shanghai

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Team Summary

Originally expected to be largely composed of Players from Miraculous Youngsters the all Chinese team forming the Shanghai Dragons has been surprising. China has done well in the Overwatch World Cup, and their fans have high expectations for their Overwatch League team.

Current Roster

PlayerTeamPosition
Xu “Freefeel” PeixuanShanghai DragonsSupport
Wu “MG” DongjianShanghai DragonsTank
Lu “Diya” WeidaShanghai DragonsDPS/Flex
Liu “Xushu” JunjieShanghai DragonsDPS/Flex
Jing “Roshan” WenhaoShanghai DragonsTank
Fang “Undead” ChaoShanghai DragonsDPS
Cheng “Altering” YageShanghai DragonsSupport
Chen “Fiveking” ZhaoyuShanghai DragonsSupport

Recent News


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Overwatch League – Shanghai Dragons Account Sharing Issue

Shanghai Dragons tweeted a statement about two of their players participating in account sharing. We take a look at their statement. 

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Joshua Larmore has been a fan of Blizzard games since Warcraft: Orcs & Humans. He fell in love with Overwatch the day the Cinematic Trailer launched in 2014. He’s been a fanatic for professional Overwatch in all its forms since the 2016 World Cup. Overwatchscore gave him his first chance to write about the exciting world of Overwatch League. You can follow him on Twitter where he talks about OWL and Hearthstone.

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Overwatch League Preseason Boston Uprising vs. Shanghai Dragons

Boston Uprising comes together for a victory over the Shanghai Dragons. The Dragons have not had much practice time, but put up some impressive plays. Our analyst  Chris “Zerk” Harshbarger brings you all the action.

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Chris 'Zerk' Harshbarger

Chris has followed competitive gaming since Halo 2 on Xbox, winning a couple of tournaments as a player. He is a creative writer, gamer, and avid basketball fan on top of following World of Warcraft Arena, Competitive Hearthstone, and Competitive Overwatch.

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Overwatch League Preseason Seoul Dynasty vs. Shanghai Dragons

Seoul Dynasty fight Shanghai Dragons in the final preseason game of the night. The Dynasty win 4-0 but not without a huge fight from the Dragons. Shanghai had a great showing from Diya with some solid DPS. However, Dynasty continues their reign, here is how the match breaks down.

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Garrett 'Mash' Fuller

Garrett ‘Mash’ Fuller is an industry veteran having worked with a ton of companies including MMORPG.com and Ten Ton Hammer. He brings Overwatchscore a wealth of experience and passion for Overwatch!

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Shanghai Dragons Interview with Coach U4

Shanghai Dragons Interview with Coach Chen “U4” Congshan. We had the chance to talk tactics and ideas with U4 this past week before the holiday. The Dragons remain a mystery in the league as many cannot calculate where they will land in the ranks. U4 gives us some insight on his expectations for the team.

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Garrett 'Mash' Fuller

Garrett ‘Mash’ Fuller is an industry veteran having worked with a ton of companies including MMORPG.com and Ten Ton Hammer. He brings Overwatchscore a wealth of experience and passion for Overwatch!

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Shanghai Dragons Eight-Player Roster

Shanghai Dragons eight-player roster was announced on Twitter yesterday. The team is set to announce players soon. No word yet on who they are. Shanghai was the first team to launch a logo in Overwatch League. The franchise is owned by NetEase, the China game giant is also partnered with Blizzard.

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Garrett 'Mash' Fuller

Garrett ‘Mash’ Fuller is an industry veteran having worked with a ton of companies including MMORPG.com and Ten Ton Hammer. He brings Overwatchscore a wealth of experience and passion for Overwatch!

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Overwatch League – Weekly One Liners

Weekly One Liners – Quick Hits – One Per Team

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Sam ‘Taco’ Owens is a lifelong gamer who has been playing Blizzard titles for over 20 years. Coming from the tech industry Sam brings a passion for Overwatch and the tech chops to keep the site running smooth!

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Shanghai Dragons – Shanghai Overwatch League Update!

Overwatch League Shanghai Dragons team name is the first to be announced among the first twelve Overwatch League franchises. While we here at OWS were expecting franchise identities and any speculation around rosters to receive a set of big announcements during Blizzcon, teams have been fast and furious lately getting new information out to the public ahead of the iconic convention.

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Sam 'Taco' Owens

Sam ‘Taco’ Owens is a lifelong gamer who has been playing Blizzard titles for over 20 years. Coming from the tech industry Sam brings a passion for Overwatch and the tech chops to keep the site running smooth!

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Overwatch League Team Focus – Shanghai

By our estimates, in second place behind Seoul, the Overwatch League Shanghai team will be tough to beat. The city already hosts a lot of Overwatch Tournaments and they host the Shanghai Qualifier for the World Cup this year. So, in short they have plenty of talent to pull from.

Follow that up with NetEase, the Chinese Internet powerhouse and you have a monster franchise. NetEase is Blizzard’s publishing partner in China too, so it is no wonder they snapped up the franchise so quickly.

The big question here is how will this team be formed? Right now we only have the company as the team owner. There is no management structure that we know of and no players signed to the franchise.

Also, they are the only ownership that is simple a company name, not associated with any one person. Sure, Robert Kraft and Jeff Wilpon are not the direct owners of the teams, but their names are on the report and that counts for a lot.

NetEase has remained quiet on their structure. Their CEO William Ding did have this to say:

“We’re passionate about gaming at NetEase, and the Overwatch League is an opportunity we didn’t want to miss” said William Ding, CEO of NetEase. “The commitment of Overwatch’s players and fan community is an incredible foundation on which to build a successful global league, and we’re looking forward to building a world-class team for Shanghai that inspires fans everywhere.” 

You can expect China to have a serious rivalry with Seoul that is for sure. These two teams will likely be the top two in terms of any ranking. It is just a matter of who will come out and win during the season.

Shanghai is another location with plenty of talent to pull from. They already have a huge population and an established Esports based community. On a global scale, they are a powerhouse.

The only drama this team has faced is from some fans calling out their ties to Blizzard as a conflict of interest. This argument does not really have any weight to it though. Blizzard has remained neutral on the teams and Commissioner Nate Nanzer seems very objective in his approach. Keep in mind they are a business partner overseas, nothing more. Still, pro sports has plenty of drama underneath. The idea that they would feed early patch information to the team makes little sense. Likely these teams will all be treated very equally. Not to mention that revenues are split equally as well, that structure is much better than any other sports league for sure.

Shanghai will be a monster team. Their biggest rivalry will be against Seoul for sure, but other teams will be added, most likely Tokyo at some point, and that is when the true battle lines will be drawn. For now, it will be interesting how much of Shanghai’s team will be made up of local talent. That is the key to winning the audience quickly.

Garrett 'Mash' Fuller

Garrett ‘Mash’ Fuller is an industry veteran having worked with a ton of companies including MMORPG.com and Ten Ton Hammer. He brings Overwatchscore a wealth of experience and passion for Overwatch!

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