The Shanghai Dragons have had a hard time securing victories in the opening stage of the Overwatch League.
With the end of Stage 1 in sight, it seems that changes need to be made. Shanghai has shown little improvement throughout Stage 1. Changes are unavoidably necessary if they want better results in Stage 2.
If the team was producing mediocre results and simply needed time to settle, then changes to the roster might not be advisable. However, in the case of Shanghai, they have nothing to lose and everything to gain by making hasty changes and finding a solution to their lacklustre performances.
Geguri to Shanghai Dragons?
Rumours have surfaced regarding the Chinese team bringing in a few new players to buff up their roster.
One of these additions is expected to be South Korean Kim ‘Geguri’ Se-yeon.
She is a well-known off tank player with a reputation for being an incredibly skilled Zarya.
This is just a rumour until the player or club makes an official announcement. However, if true, then she will become the first female player to join the league. This will hopefully pave the way for more female players to bring their skills to the professional scene.
By doing so, Shanghai is able to kill two birds with one stone. Not only do they gain a skilled player capable of turning their fortunes around. They will also solve the debate around female players making it in the competitive scene. This would be a major step for Shanghai and the league as a whole.
Shanghai Dragons roster set for major overhaul
In addition to Se-yeon, the Dragons are expected to bring in tank player Lee ‘Fearless’ Eui-Seok and flex player Cheon ‘Ado’ Ki-hyun.
The Dragons are well aware of their tank problems, as team captain Shao ‘Undead’ Fang made clear in a recent interview with InvenGlobal:
“In the future, we will try to enhance our training regimen for our tank player. We will start developing different strategies for this position. Hopefully, fans will see a difference in our two tanks.”
Undead’s reference could be a hint at these upcoming roster changes, which will see two new tank players join the team.
If the tank position is indeed what has been keeping Shanghai down, then this will prove to be a great addition that should help the club to find its first win.
There are whispers of a fourth addition coming from China. However, there no further information has been reported since.