Overwatch: Shanghai Dragons replaces Envy with Fearless

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Overwatch: Shanghai Dragons replaces Envy with Fearless

Shanghai Dragons’ off-tank, Kang-jae “envy” Lee, retires. A few hours later, the team signs main tank Eui-Seok “Fearless” Lee.

The beginning of the year is quite a busy one for Shanghai Dragons. The team made two changes in a couple hours: their off-tank, Kang-jae “envy” Lee, leaves the team and retires. To fill his position, a former member of Shanghai Dragons, who left and played in Contenders for a year: Eui-Seok “Fearless” Lee.

Envy bids Farewell to the Overwatch League

Kang-jae “envy” Lee has been with Shanghai Dragons for over six months, but it was not his first experience in the Overwatch League. His story on the main stage began in 2017 with Los Angeles Valiant. He was then released by the Valiant, despite pretty good results in his games and a solid duo he formed with Panseung “Fate” Koo. Lee went back in the Contenders with Meta Bellum, one of the most popular team from Korea. Meta Bellum was home to many current Overwatch League players, and it was a matter of time before Lee went back to the main stage. He did so in October 2018, being one of the first players announced in Toronto Defiant’s roster. After bringing his experience and leadership to Toronto, Lee joined Shanghai Dragons in June 2019.

Unfortunately, Lee’s time with Shanghai Dragons didn’t shine as much as when he was part of Los Angeles Valiant. He never got the same synergy he did when playing with Panseung “Fate” Koo, and his gameplay suffered from this. The meta shifts didn’t play in his favor either, promoting Roadhog as an off-tank when he felt more comfortable on Zarya or D.Va. Moreover, rumors have been spreading about Lee’s behavior in-game. His former teammates from Los Angeles Valiant, Scott “Custa” Kennedy and Ted “silkthread” Wang, both complained about his toxicity during games.

Fearless Fought his way back to the Main Stage

Eui-Seok “Fearless” Lee is not a stranger to Shanghai fans. He was part of the first Dragons team who attended the Overwatch League Inaugural Season. Even after the disastrous 0-40 losing streak of Shanghai Dragons, Lee was part of the only three players who stayed with the team – alongside Se-yeon “Geguri” Kim and Weida “Diya” Lu. A few months later, Lee faces health issues, and has to step down from his main tank position to rest at home, in Korea. This time away from the team leads to his transfer to Shanghai’s academy team, Team CC, on April 12, 2019.

During his time with Team CC, Eui-Seok “Fearless” Lee proved his worth and helped his team place second in the Overwatch Contenders 2019 Season 2: China. Less than a year after joining Contenders Lee comes back to the Overwatch League with Shanghai Dragons. As he was Shanghai’s main tank during Season 1 and successfully popped off in the Chinese Contenders, Lee may take the main tank position in the starting six, replacing Seo “Stand1” Ji-won. This comeback changes Shanghai’s dynamic and let fans hope for the best for the upcoming season.

Overwatch: Shanghai Dragons replaces Envy with Fearless
Ophelie Castelot
Ophelie is both an esport and journalism lover. She is the former head of the CS:GO section for a major esport website. Ophelie has been analyzing Overwatch ever since its release in 2016.