The Shanghai Dragons take on the Los Angeles Valiant in hopes to not only cause an upset, but to snatch their first win. Will there be another impressive performance by Diya, or will Agilities and company be able to shut him down? Either way, both teams are determined to prove themselves that they are true contenders. To see who became victorious, look below!
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|
With the Dallas Fuel’s underwhelming performance in Stage 1 they entered into the Blizzard Arena looking to begin on the road to redemption for their rabid fan base with one of their new additions, AKM, in the starting lineup. A new stage and a new meta sees the Shanghai Dragons working to potentially start the new year off right with their first win in the Overwatch League.
With Stage 2 on the horizon, let’s look at some of the teams, and what to expect from them this Stage.
With the end of the Overwatch League Stage 1, so must the practice of having teams play through the fourth map (the Map of Shame) after being steamrolled and having already lost the match must end. This practice is anti-climactic to every match in which it occurs and demoralizing to both the team and the fans of the team that is on the losing end.
In a bold move after Stage One, the Shanghai Dragons make some major signings. Four of the players coming in should help the team in Stage Two. There will be a lot of roster changes and it will be interesting to watch the Dragons rise up. Here is the press release announcing their new signings.
The final match of Friday night was between the hometown heroes Los Angeles Valiant facing off against the Shanghai Dragons. The Valiant needed to take down the Dragons 4-0 to give themselves their best shot at securing a Stage 1 title spot. The Dragons, with a 0-9 record for Stage 1, had one last chance to put a win on the board. Would either team be able to achieve their best possible outcome?
Kim “Geguri” Se-hyeon has become the first female player signed to the Overwatch League. Here is what we know.