The hiring of Geguri follows speculation that the Shanghai Dragons were scouting the Zarya player as a potential sign-on for the team that’s currently struggling in the Overwatch League. An ESPN report several days ago said as much while naming the other players that the Shanghai Dragons were also interested in.
— Shanghai Dragons (@ShanghaiDragons) February 14, 2018
Shanghai Dragons currently sit at the bottom of the Overwatch League with the team holding a 0-8 score. With the addition of
“The Shanghai Dragons look forward to tackling the core problems of the team with the help of these new signings, as well as showcasing more competitiveness in skills and tactics with better performances in the matches ahead,” an excerpt from the Shanghai Dragons announcement above reads. “They are also working on a player selection policy for Chinese professionals for Season 2. By then, there will be a transparent and comprehensive selection method, which will guarantee a fair and just selection process for the opportunity to compete on a global esports stage.”
The team is now actively working to bring the new players to the United States.