Kim “Geguri” Se-yeon will become the Overwatch League’s first female player after signing for the Shanghai Dragons.
The Shanghai Dragons took to Twitter to confirm that four new players would be joining their roster as they look to improve on what was a disappointing start to life in Blizzard’s premier tournament.
— Shanghai Dragons (@ShanghaiDragons) February 14, 2018
The team finished in last place in the opening stage, having lost all ten of their matches. They recorded just six map wins, compared to 30 defeats.
Confirming the rumours that surfaced last month, the post announced that He “Sky” Junjian, Kim “Geguri” Seyeon, Lee “Fearless” Euiseok and Chon “Ado” Gihyeon would be joining the league.
It was initially thought that the players would link up with their new teammates ahead of stage two, which is set to get underway next week.
However, according to esports betting platform Unikrn, Geguri and company won’t be linking up with their new squad in time to begin stage two.
Unikrn points to a post on Chinese social media platform Weibo, in which Shanghai Dragons’ manager Yang Van states:
“Based on Visa application times, we predict that our four new recruits will arrive in the US later in phase two.”
Unikrn estimates that the process will likely take two weeks. This means that stage two will be well underway before Shanghai Dragons can call upon their new recruits.
Overwatch League stage two
Seoul Dynasty and Los Angeles Valiant will get stage two underway on Thursday, 22 February.
Shanghai Dragons will hope to kick off a better second stage with a victory over Dallas Fuel.
The Overwatch League’s 12 teams will once again be competing for a prize pool of $125,000.
Despite finishing third in the regular standings, London Spitfire claimed first place in stage one. They ovecame the Houston Outlaws and New York Excelsior in the playoffs.