The Shanghai Dragons, one of the teams currently competing in the inaugural season of the Overwatch League, have officially confirmed reports that they have signed 19-year-old pro Overwatch player Kim “Geguri” Se-Yeon (formerly of South Korea’s ROX Orcas.) As a result of this, Se-Yeon has become the Overwatch League’s very first female player.

Se-Yeon has become famous for her incredible skill at playing tank hero Zarya, which is likely what made her stand out to the Dragons. What’s more is that she’s also recently begun to hone her exceptional skills as D.Va and Roadhog.

In addition to Se-Yeon, the Dragons have also signed He “Sky” Junjian, who mains Ana, Zenyatta, and McCree; Lee “Fearless” Eui-Seok, who mains Winston, Reinhardt, and Roadhog; and Chon “Ado” Gi-Hyeon, who mains Genji, Tracer, Pharah, and Doomfist.

The Dragons have had a difficult run in the Overwatch League thus far, to say the least, going 0-10 in the first stage of the first season. It’s safe to assume they’re hopeful that Se-Yeon, as well as the rest of their new signees, will help turn things around going forward.

The squad has stated that their goal is to fix the “core problems of the team.” In addition, they’re also working to bring Se-Yeon, Junjian, Eui-Seok, and Gi-Hyeon to the United States, “securing visas and communicating league rules, as well as providing language assistance, professional education, and logistical support.”

The Dragons have also asserted that their current members 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.”

The Overwatch League’s twelve teams have been allowed to sign free agents and make trades with other teams since February 11th. Signees must be 18 years of age as of April 5th and meet U.S. visa requirements to play in the in the rest of the league’s first season. New signees will be eligible to play starting February 21st, the date that the second stage of the first season begins.

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A lifelong gamer who got his start playing Spyro the Dragon, Trap Gunner, and Medievil II on the original PlayStation (and has been impatiently awaiting Medievil III ever since), as well as Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Genesis. Now has a penchant for games with compelling stories, but still spends way more time playing Tony Hawk games than any one person should and could listen to their soundtracks all day long if need be. Has worked as an online writer since late 2016, giving his take on video games, movies, television shows, comic books, and the like. Currently waiting to be cast in a 21 Jump Street revival TV series.