The time has come to reveal the team we believe could win the Overwatch League this year.
At 1st place in our Overwatch League 2022 Power Rankings are last year's champions, Shanghai Dragons.
Shanghai Dragons 2022 Roster
Shanghai Dragons is heading into the Overwatch League 2022 Season with almost the same roster as last year. The team only signed one new player: Hui-chang “BeBe” Yoon, the flex support player from Washington Justice. The Shanghai Dragons didn’t need anyone else: the roster won the Overwatch League 2021 Season last year and intends on becoming back-to-back champions this year.
- Jun-woo “Void” Kang
- Pan-seung “Fate” Koo
Overwatch 2 is bringing many changes to the game, but the biggest one impacts the tanks. Instead of having two tanks to lead the charge and create space for their team, Overwatch 2 only leaves room for a single tank.
Shanghai Dragons has two tank players on its roster. Jun-woo “Void” Kang specializes in off-tank heroes, like Zarya, Sigma, and D.Va. Pan-seung “Fate” Koo masters main tanks, especially Winston and Reinhardt. Both players are flexible and the two of them can play all tanks in Overwatch. Shanghai Dragons can swap between these two players to adapt to most situations, while some other teams only feature one tank for the entire season.
- Jae-gon “LeeJaeGon” Lee
- Min-chul “IZaYaKI” Kim
- Hui-chang “BeBe” Yoon
Jae-gon “LeeJaeGon” Lee is the main support player of Shanghai Dragons. He was part of the unstoppable RunAway roster in the Korean Overwatch Contenders before joining Shanghai Dragons in late 2019. LeeJaeGon is one of the best main support players in the League and mostly plays Lucio, Brigitte, and Mercy.
Min-chul “IZaYaKI” Kim is the second iconic support player of Shanghai Dragons. He masters flex support heroes like Ana, Baptiste, or Zenyatta. As LeeJaeGon covers the main support role, IZaYaKI has enough place to have an impact on games with his nades and immortality fields.
Shanghai Dragons likes having three supports in its lineup. Warming up the bench this season is Hui-chang “BeBe” Yoon, the only new player joining Shanghai Dragons this year. BeBe is a flex support player like IZaYaKI and previously played with Washington Justice. As LeeJaeGon and IZaYaKI already have great chemistry, BeBe will most likely have less playtime than his two fellow support players.
- Byung-sun “Fleta” Kim
- Jae-won “LIP” Lee
- Seung-jun “WhoRU” Lee
Jae-won “LIP” Lee and Byung-sun “Fleta” Kim are probably the best DPS duo in the entire Overwatch League. The two have been playing together since late 2019. Fleta is one of the most prolific DPS players of competitive Overwatch. There is even a statistic named after the player – the Fleta Deadlift, a situation where a single player accounts for 50% or more of their team’s final blows on a map. Fleta has been playing in the Overwatch League since the Inaugural Season and was awarded MVP during Season 3.
If Fleta mainly plays flankers with his signature Tracer, LIP specializes in hitscan heroes. His synergy with Fleta helped Shanghai Dragons stomp over all the other teams last season. LIP’s performance earned him the Grand Finals MVP award last year, and the player is probably looking forward to snatching that title once again.
The third DPS player for Shanghai Dragons is Seung-jun “WhoRU” Lee. This Genji specialist should have more playtime this season than he had last year, even if may warm up the bench in favor of the Fleta and LIP duo most games.
Shanghai Dragons 2022 Power Rankings
Shanghai Dragons had an impressive run last year. The team dominated the League, winning the Regular Season before wrecking their opponents in the Playoffs and becoming the Overwatch League 2021 champions. Shanghai Dragons seemed unstoppable and the team got their lesson. They managed to keep most of their players, only losing He “Molly” Chengzhi to Los Angeles Valiant.
To replace this flex support player, Shanghai Dragons signed Hui-chang “BeBe” Yoon from Washington Justice. This most likely won’t have an impact on the team’s performance, as LeeJaeGon and IZaYaKI form a powerful support duo and BeBe might end up warming the bench.
The tank line of Shanghai Dragons is one of the most flexible in the League. The DPS players also cover most of the heroes, from hitscans to flankers. Overall, Shanghai Dragons has everything a team needs to perform well in the Overwatch League – talented players and a strong coaching staff, led by the Overwatch League 2020 Coach of the Year, Byung-chul “Moon” Moon.
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