Tag: Shanghai Dragons

For too long, the Shanghai Dragons were the most infamous team in the Overwatch League. From 2018 to 2019, the Dragons went on a 42 game losing streak, which is officially the longest losing streak in esports history. Needless to say, Overwatch gamblers didn’t make much profit from this. The Dragons are based out of Shanghai, China, and are owned by Chinese internet company NetEase. The Dragons compete in the Eastern Division of the OWL. Their signature colours are red, black, and yellow, and their logo features a flaming dragon.

Shanghai Dragons 2021 Roster

The Shanghai Dragons’ roster currently has 9 active players. They are as follows:

  • Minchul “Izayaki” Kim – Support
  • Byungsun “Fleta” Kim – DPS
  • Lee “LIP” Jae-won – DPS
  • Kang “Void” Jun-woo – Tank
  • Lee “LeeJaeGon” Jae-Gon – Support
  • Panseung “Fate” Koo – Tank
  • Joon “Erster” Jeong – DPS
  • Chengzhi “Molly” He – Support
  • Minseong “diem” Bae – DPS

The current Shanghai roster appears to be very strong. Players like Fleta, Void, Fate, and diem are all accomplished players in their own right. Together, they can form an extremely strong core unit for the Dragons. In the offseason, the Dragons also added several other solid players to supplement their roster, like Erster and Molly. Together, these players make up an extremely capable Shanghai squad that poses a serious threat next season.

Shanghai Dragons Achievements & History

As we mentioned before, the Dragons went on a legendary winless run in the first OWL season and part of the second. This 42 losing streak still stands as the longest in esports history, but it was finally snapped on February 23rd, 2019 against the Boston Uprising. Not surprisingly, the Dragons didn’t make the Season 1 playoffs and got off to a rough start in Season 2. However, getting their first win marked a turning point for the Dragons.

The Dragons pulled off a huge upset in the 2019 Season 3 playoffs, finishing first over the heavily favoured San Francisco Shock. Although Shanghai went on to place 9th/10th in the season playoffs, they set the tone going into the next season. In the OWL 2020 season, the Dragons redefined themselves as one of the strongest teams in OWL contention. They placed first in the Asia division May Melee, Countdown Cup, regional playoffs, and had the 1st overall record. Then, they clinched the 3rd place spot in the Grand Finals tournament. After Shanghai’s meteoric rise, look for them to strive to remain on top and establish their dominance once again. Needless to say, with this last season, betting on Shanghai Dragons became more of common occurrence, and of course, their Overwatch League betting odds increased drastically.