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The Shanghai Dragons have made Overwatch League history by signing its first female player.

Kim “Geguri” Se-Yeon is a 19-year-old Korean player who was signed to the Shangai Dragons along with players He “Sky” Junjian, Lee “Fearless” Euiseok, and Chon “Ado” Gihyeon. The addition of the Dragons’ four new players was announced on the team’s official Twitter account.

“The Shanghai Dragons are now actively working to bring the four players to the United States,” the team wrote in a press release. “They are securing visas and communicating league rules, as well as providing language assistance, professional education, and logistical support. All members of the Shanghai Dragons will work together to help the four new players adjust to the high-intensity competition of the Overwatch League so that they can show their best form and level of play.”

Se-Yeon, who is so good that she was reported for suspected cheating in 2016 by other pros, is primarily a Tank player, maining the heroes Zarya, D.Va, and Roadhog. She’s such a skillful Zarya that she managed to reach an 80 percent win rate with the character on a Korean server for a period of time (per Eurogamer’s reporting), earning her the nicknames “World’s Best Zarya” and “God Zarya” from the community. Hopefully, Se-Yeon can help pull the Shanghai Dragons out of the abyss after the team failed to procure a single win in the first stage of the League.

The first stage of the Overwatch League concluded over this past weekend, with the London Spitfire claiming victory. The second stage is set to begin on February 21st, kicking it off with a match between the Seoul Dynasty and the Los Angeles Valiant, followed by the Dragons taking on the Dallas Fuel.

For any newcomers turned onto the game by its new League, an Overwatch free weekend will run this weekend from February 16th to February 19th, during which time anyone on the game’s three platforms can play it for free. New players will also get to experience the game’s latest Lunar New Year event, which is live until March 5th.

Source: PRNewswire

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Shanghai Dragons sign Overwatch League’s first female player

The Overwatch League is seeing the beginning of some much needed diversity.

By Nick Plessas | 02/14/2018 04:30 PM PT

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The Shanghai Dragons have made Overwatch League history by signing its first female player.

Kim “Geguri” Se-Yeon is a 19-year-old Korean player who was signed to the Shangai Dragons along with players He “Sky” Junjian, Lee “Fearless” Euiseok, and Chon “Ado” Gihyeon. The addition of the Dragons’ four new players was announced on the team’s official Twitter account.

“The Shanghai Dragons are now actively working to bring the four players to the United States,” the team wrote in a press release. “They are securing visas and communicating league rules, as well as providing language assistance, professional education, and logistical support. All members of the Shanghai Dragons will work together to help the four new players adjust to the high-intensity competition of the Overwatch League so that they can show their best form and level of play.”

Se-Yeon, who is so good that she was reported for suspected cheating in 2016 by other pros, is primarily a Tank player, maining the heroes Zarya, D.Va, and Roadhog. She’s such a skillful Zarya that she managed to reach an 80 percent win rate with the character on a Korean server for a period of time (per Eurogamer’s reporting), earning her the nicknames “World’s Best Zarya” and “God Zarya” from the community. Hopefully, Se-Yeon can help pull the Shanghai Dragons out of the abyss after the team failed to procure a single win in the first stage of the League.

The first stage of the Overwatch League concluded over this past weekend, with the London Spitfire claiming victory. The second stage is set to begin on February 21st, kicking it off with a match between the Seoul Dynasty and the Los Angeles Valiant, followed by the Dragons taking on the Dallas Fuel.

For any newcomers turned onto the game by its new League, an Overwatch free weekend will run this weekend from February 16th to February 19th, during which time anyone on the game’s three platforms can play it for free. New players will also get to experience the game’s latest Lunar New Year event, which is live until March 5th.

Source: PRNewswire

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About Nick Plessas

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Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808