Overwatch League Stage 3, Week 2 began as the fresh faced Shanghai Dragons took on a Gladiators squad weakened by injury, as their Korean Tank Fissure was out sick. Surefour and his rotating DPS mates would need to step it up to make up for the loss of their prolific Tank. Read more …
Shanghai is still fighting. After a record 0-40 finish in the inaugural Overwatch League season, Shanghai is looking to rebuild from the ground up. Star off-tank Geguri, main tank Fearless, and DPS Diya were the only players kept from the original Dragons roster. Going in a new direction, the team has signed the majority of storied Korean Contenders team KongDoo Panthera. This includes players like support CoMa and DPS DDing who put up a fight against champions Runaway. With this new team and renewed hope, the Dragons are looking to create a much more successful second season.
|Yang “DDing” Jin-hyeok||Shanghai Dragons||DPS|
|Son “CoMa” Kyeong-woo||Shanghai Dragons||Support|
|Lu “Diya” Weida||Shanghai Dragons||DPS/Flex|
|Kim “Geguri” Se-yeon||Shanghai Dragons||Tank/Flex|
|Jin “YoungJIN” Yong-jin||Shanghai Dragons||DPS|
|Eui-Seok “FEARLESS” Lee||Shanghai Dragons||Tank|
|Cho “GuardiaN” Joon-hwan||Shanghai Dragons||Tank/Flex|
|Bae “diem” Min-seong||Shanghai Dragons||DPS|
The Los Angeles Valiant roll into the arena invigorated off their steamroll win over the Seoul Dynasty looking to continue to dominate in Stage 3. The Shanghai Dragons arrive stage side with their new additions still finding their place, and the anticipation for “THE night” remains strong.
And just like that Overwatch League is back! After what has been the busiest mid-stage signing period yet, we will see many teams with new faces. One of those teams is the Dallas Fuel who have swapped Custa for Unkoe, reuniting the Frenchman with AKM. As for the Dragons, we see some new faces with Ado and Daemin, and with the ever popular Geguri, they hope to gel they’re young roster and get their first victory of the season.
Shanghai Dragons add Kim “Daemin” Daemin to their roster right before Stage 3. Here is the announcement.
Stage Two of the inaugural season of Overwatch League has wrapped up. As we prepare for Stage Three many of the teams have shifted rosters and made changes. This leads us to the question does how many players you have on the roster matter in your success?
The Shanghai Dragons have announced that they have released Fang “Undead” Chao from their Overwatch League roster. The team as a whole has yet to win a match, but Undead was one of the few bright spots from the first half of the season. Statistically, he’s been the highest performer on the team. However, Undead has reportedly had a lot of personal issues that have been causing him issues and he recently returned to China.
NEW LOOK, SAME GREAT TASTE
Watch Out! is back and better than ever! Stage 2 was great, but we might be staring down the barrel of the best stage yet. Teams are getting it together just in time to make a mad dash for the playoffs, and western teams are rapidly approaching the levels necessary to challenge the top dogs in the league. Philly is already there. If any other teams want to entertain a shot at the playoffs, they’ll need to get started right here, in week 1 of stage 3. Who has what it takes?
In Friday’s final game, the London Spitfire took on the fresh-faced Shanghai Dragons. London came into the match searching for their second stage playoff appearance in as many stages and a chance at their second stage championship; while the Dragons entered looking for not only their first win of Stage 2, but their first win in the Overwatch League. If the Spitfire triumph over the Dragons knock Seoul Dynasty from the (current) final spot in the playoffs with another game to play, but if they win 4-0 they would leapfrog both Seoul and Philadelphia to clinch a playoff spot, again, with one more game to play while the Dynasty can only watch how the chips fall tomorrow. While a win will clinch them a spot, 4-0 will clinch them at least 2nd and a chance at taking 1st from the NYXL. The LA Gladiators still have an opportunity tomorrow to play spoiler to the Fusion, and even jump the Spitfire, but wouldn’t be able to knock London from a title match berth as long as London wins. Shanghai…well, maybe their new lineup can secure win #1 by taking down the Stage 1 champions (probably not).
The Shanghai Dragons find themselves facing off against the Houston Outlaws in the final match Wednesday. The Dragons continue to go from struggle to struggle as both of it’s DPS players are unable to play this week. But the Outlaws have been on the downswing as well, losing three of it’s last four matches. Will Houston be able to rally against the win-less Dragons? Or will new reinforcements from Korea translate into the first ever win for Shanghai.
Every Sunday Overwatch League Co-Founders Taco & Mash host a roundup of the latest and greatest of the week’s storylines. We partnered with the great folks over at eStarz to produce what we think is a super enjoyable show. This week we covered topics spanning the Houston Outlaws issue’s fielding an impactful Tracer player, how good the Los Angeles Gladiators have suddenly gotten, who’s been hiding in the Philadelphia Fusion’s tree house, and much more!