OWL 2021 Power Rankings – #3 Shanghai Dragons

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OWL 2021 Power Rankings – #3 Shanghai Dragons

The Shanghai Dragons sit comfortably at #3 in our Overwatch League 2021 season power rankings.

Last year the Shanghai Dragons went on a tear, even though they were restricted to a small pool of teams to compete against. Not only did the team prove that they are the best in Asia, but they did so consistently, tournament after tournament with complete dominance. They had more wins than any other team in the entire Overwatch League last year and made some of the fewest roster changes. The Shanghai Dragons added four new members to their roster in the offseason for 2021, one of which was a crucial pick and the others operate more as backups.


  • Jun-woo “Void” Kang
  • Pan-seung “Fate” Koo

Once the 2020 season ended, The Shanghai Dragons cleaned house only to add four more players. Both Ji-won “Stand1” Seo and Eui-Seok “Fearless” Lee were released from the roster only leaving Void. Missing a main tank, the Shanghai Dragons picked up the Florida Mayhem’s Pan-seung “Fate” Koo. The addition of Fate comes out of necessity but the play style of the Florida Mayhem is similar to that of the Dragons when comparing last years’ performances.


  • Min-chul “IZaYaKI” Kim
  • Jae-gon “LeeJaeGon” Lee
  • He “Molly” Chengzhi

Not much has changed for the Shanghai Dragons when it comes to their Support lineup and this is great. IZaYaKI and LeeJaeGon have been playing together for three years and have chemistry most support duos dream of. Molly is coming in from the Chengdu Hunters where chaos is the norm. It didn’t work well for the team last year, but let’s hope he can thrive amongst the Dragons.


  • Jae-won “LIP” Lee
  • Byung-sun “Fleta” Kim
  • Joon “Erster” Jeong
  • Min-seong “diem” Bae

In the middle of November, weeks after releasing most of their roster, the Dragons made a bold choice and picked up Erster from the Atlanta Reign. He shined at moments, but much like the rest of the Atlanta Reign, consistency was an issue. Fear not fans, all is well in the Dragon’s future. Diem is back on the Shanghai Dragons after spending a brief two months on the free-agent market. He has been an instrumental part of the Dragon’s success since their foundation back in 2018 during the Inaugural Season. His return is crucial to the storylines that are forming so far, and as regions clash once again, his performance will mean everything for the Dragons.

Malik Shelp
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