ESports' Overwatch League announces its first female player


Among the new signings is female player Kim "Geguri" Seyeon whose signing to the team makes her the first female player in Overwatch League.

Overwatch League team Shanghai Dragons announces its new player signings.

Kim "Geguri" Se-Yeon is joining the Shanghai Dragons and will be one of the very few female players in eSports competing at a top professional level.

For T-Pain, it seems Geguri's success is a positive example for his daughter, who has apparently been playing Overwatch since she saw him doing so. Geguri's Zarya win rate reached an incredible 80 per cent on the Korean server at one point, resulting in the community giving her nicknames like "World's Best Zarya" and "God Zarya".

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Other players picked up by the Shanghai Dragons include He "Sky" Junjian, Lee "Fearless" Eui-Seok, and Chon "Ado" Gi-Hyeon.

Some of the Shanghai Dragons skins available in Overwatch.

Critics pointed out that Overwatch showcases a variety of diverse female characters - yet the league featured a lack of women.

Hopefully the wait won't lessen the impact of Geguri's OWL debut later in Stage Two, but Shanghai, which is 0-10 now, could have no postseason aspirations without a dramatic turnaround.