Overwatch League Signs its First Female Player to Shanghai Dragons

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The Shangai Dragons have made Overwatch League history today.

Kim "Geguri" Se-Yeon is 19 years old and has been the subject of speculation regarding the league for some time. As a Zarya main, her skills are the stuff of legend. Geguri's Zarya win rate reached an incredible 80 per cent on the Korean server at one point, resulting in the community giving her nicknames like "World's Best Zarya" and "God Zarya".

The first stage of the Overwatch League was pretty rough for the Shanghai Dragons, but they've added a few pieces to make things go smoother next stage. Along with Kim, the Dragons announced a further three new members - 18 year old Zenyatta, Ana, McCree main He "Sky" Junjian, 20 year old WInston, Reinhardt, Roadhog main Lee "Fearless" Eui-Seok and 19-year-old DPS specialist Chon "Ado" Gi-Hyeon who frequently runs Genji, Pharah, Tracer and Doomfist. The league rules state that any new hires must be 18 years old by April 5 and meet U.S. visa requirements for them to be eligible for play this season. By then, there will be a transparent and comprehensive selection method, which will guarantee a fair and just selection process for the opportunity to compete on a global esports stage.

The newest additions should be able to help the struggling Dragons, but they won't be able to join the crew until the middle of the second stage.

The Shanghai Dragons are now actively working to bring the four players to the United States. The team is now working to secure visas for all four players, and will provide "language assistance, professional education, and logistical support".

Se-Yeon arrives in the competition as one of four new signings by Shanghai Dragons.

Overwatch League returns for Stage 2 play on the very same day, February 22.