Geguri set to join Shanghai Dragons, become Overwatch League's first female player

Geguri is about to become the first ever female to compete in the Overwatch League

Overwatch League has no female players, a fact that's been glaringly apparent ever since the league's debut media event, where Korean pro Kim "Geguri" Se-yeon's name came up multiple times. The report was substantiated by "multiple sources close to players involved". As Slasher points out on Twitter, she's only the second woman after Maria "Remilia" Creveling (League of Legends) to crack a major roster from one of the top five team-based esports (League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Overwatch, Call of Duty). Last year, after reaching the top tank spot on the South Korean ladder (she is now ranked No. 6) with her Zarya play and dealing with cheating accusations, she tweeted, "I don't want people to use my story as a way to forward their own ideologies". Element Mystic tank Lee "Fearless" Eui-seok and MVP Space flex player Cheon "Ado" Ki-hyun will join Geguri, as well as another player from China. They'll be eligible to play in the Overwatch League come the start of stage two, which begins on February 21.

A former member of the ROX Orcas team that competed in Season 4 of OGN's APEX, Greguri will be the first female player to join the Overwatch League. The ESPN report also concludes that a fourth Chinese player who is now unknown will also join the roster "should the deal go through".

According to reports Geguri will soon be joining Shanghai Dragons who need a new tank
According to reports Geguri will soon be joining Shanghai Dragons who need a new tank

Considering the Dragons embarrassing 0-8 start, the inclusion of three Korean players is a sign that the organization understands the sweeping changes it needs to make. We will start developing different strategies for this position.

Regardless of whether the moves will net the Dragons more wins, it will undoubtedly increase their popularity among fans. After Overwatch League general managers signed and set their final rosters, critics cited the lack of women as a step backward for a game that showcases a wide variety of diverse characters.

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