Shanghai Dragons re-signed diem, Diya, DDing, Envy, Geguri, IZaYaKI, and Luffy for the 2020 season.
Seven players of the existing Shanghai Dragons roster signed for one more year with the Chinese team:
- Seyeon “Geguri” Kim
- Lee “envy” Kang-jae
- Seonghyeon “Luffy” Yang
- Kim “IZaYaKI” Min-chul
- Minseong “diem” Bae
- Jinhyeok “DDing” Yang
- Weida “Diya” Lu
Seyeon “Geguri” Kim is emblematic to the team, both for her popularity among the community and her Zarya plays. She was even accused of cheating in 2016 due to her 6.31 kill per death average, and a whopping 80% win rate with 420 games played. Blizzard cleared her, stating that she was not cheating after an hour-long stream analyzing her movements. Kim also gained popularity when she joined the Shanghai Dragons by being the first female player to join an Overwatch League team.
The second tank for Shanghai Dragons is also an off-tank player. Kang-jae "envy" Lee mainly plays D.Va, Zarya and Roadhog, heroes who do not form a great synergy with Kim’s Zarya. Will Geguri switch off her main pick, or will envy do it? Shanghai Dragons still have time to sign a main tank, which would most likely put envy on the bench.
Yang “Luffy” Sung-hyeon and Kim “Izayaki” Min-chul stay with Shanghai Dragons. Both play flex support heroes, such as Ana or Zenyatta. The current meta places Lucio and Moira as the optimal healing heroes, so the team may need to sign a main healer to play with either one of these flex supports.
Min-seong "diem" Bae stays with the Dragons one more year. He won the Overwatch Contenders 2018 Season 1 and 2 in China, as well as the Overwatch League All-Stars 2019 Widowmaker 1v1 and All-Star Arcade contests. His mastery of hitscan heroes is a valuable asset for Shanghai. Bae’s DPS duo is Jin-hyeok "DDing" Yang, a Pharah and Sombra player who performed critical plays in the Overwatch League 2019. Weida “Diya” Lu joins Team CC, the academy team of Shanghai Dragons in Contenders, as a two-way player.
WHO LEFT THE TEAM THIS OFF-SEASON?
Kyungwoo “CoMa” Son will not wear the red jersey of Shanghai Dragons in 2020. The main healer, who performed an incredible body block to allow his teammate DDing to kill five opponents, has yet to find a team for the upcoming season of the Overwatch League. For the tanking line, Youngjin “Gamsu” Noh left Shanghai to join Dallas Fuel, while flex player Youngjin “YOUNGJIN” Jin announced his retirement from the professional gaming scene.