The Hangzhou Spark signs Shy for the Overwatch League 2021 Season.
The Hangzhou Spark is promoting Zheng “Shy” Yangjie from Bilibili Gaming, the Spark’s academy team, to the main roster.
"I wish to keep my enthusiasm and aspiration when I was 17 years old"
Let's welcome former BLG.OW player and OWWC 2018 runner-up YangJie 'Shy' Zheng as he's promoted to Hangzhou Spark!
Happy birthday @shyow1022, glad to have you onboard on your 18-year-old birthday! #sparkbang pic.twitter.com/lSpFUb3Q1T
— Hangzhou Spark (@Hangzhou_Spark) October 22, 2020
Shy is a young Overwatch prodigy who just turned 18. The Chinese player masters hitscan heroes and proved his worth during the Overwatch World Cup 2018. As he now has the legal age to join the Overwatch League, the Hangzhou Spark is promoting the young player from their academy team to their League one.
With Bilibili Gaming, the Spark’s academy team, Shy placed third in both Seasons One and Two of the Overwatch Contenders 2019 in China. He also took part in the Overwatch World Cup 2018 with Team China. His Hanzo, McCree and Widowmaker skills helped the team reach the Grand Finals, eventually losing to Team South Korea.
Shy started playing with the Hangzhou Spark active roster this year, taking part in many training scrims. The Hangzhou Spark is signing him to the main team on his 18-year-old birthday, not wasting a minute to bring the young player to the Overwatch League. This signing is the first of the 2020 off-season after most teams parted ways with their players.