Overwatch League’s first female player has responded to claims that she is carrying the Shanghai Dragons, insisting that her teammates are the driving force behind her successes in stage three.
Speaking recently on a livestream, Geguri asked for fans of the team to stop criticising the rest of the roster.
The Shanghai Dragons tank said that she dislikes “when people say that I am the only good player in Shanghai Dragons because we all try our best”.
“Their efforts are the reason why I look so good in matches. So I want people to stop that misconception of me being the only good player in the team.”
Shanghai Dragons have struggled during the inaugural Overwatch League season. The team failed to win during the first two stages, which prompted the roster overhaul that saw Geguri join.
Alongside her, Shanghai Dragons also brought in three more Korean players Gi-hyeon “Ado” Chon, Eui-seok “Fearless” Lee and Dae-min “Daemin” Kim, as well as Chinese Support He “Sky” Junjian.
However, their arrivals have done little to change the organisation’s fortunes. Shanghai Dragons have lost all eight of their stage three matches so far, meaning that they are now without a win in 28 games. They remain the only team in the Overwatch League that have yet to claim a single victory.
Yet, Geguri remains one of the biggest names in the league. The player’s initial popularity was due to her title as the first female to compete in Overwatch’s top competition. However, the 18-year-old has impressed with her Zarya play since starting in stage three.
As much as she suggests otherwise, Shanghai Dragons’ few successes during this stage have been largely due to her skill. Regardless of results, Geguri has no regrets, having joined the Overwatch League’s weakest team.
Speaking via her stream, Geguri said:
“I chose to join Shanghai Dragons because I wanted to see how my talents can help the team out and I thought this would help me improve as a player. I was afraid that I would stagnate when I started out, but right now, I am very glad to be a part of this team.”
This season is a write off for Shanghai Dragons. However, the team will still be hoping to see an improvement in the final few months of the season. They will continue their Overwatch League campaign against London Spitfire and Houston Outlaws on Saturday, 5 May, ahead of Sunday’s stage three playoff games.
Geguri’s comments were translated by Twitter user @Kyleenim.