“The dragon and the colour red were chosen as themes in the team’s logo because they resonate with Chinese culture and history.”
The Shanghai Dragons are the only Chinese team in The Overwatch League and one of just three from outside the United States. The franchise spot is owned by NetEase, a Chinese internet technology company.
They play in the expected red with black and yellow their trim and their all-Chinese roster comes from some of the most successful teams in the country.
DPS – Diya
Weida “Diya” Lu is a Chinese DPS player who joined The Overwatch League from Vici Gaming. Diya is regarded amongst the best DPS players in the country and is highly flexible. He can player hitscan heroes like Solder 76 and McCree as well as flexing onto the likes of Tracer and Zarya.
DPS – Undead
Chao “Undead” Fang is a flexible Chinese DPS player. He joined Shanghai Dragons from Chinese side, LGD Gaming and specialises in Soldier 76 and Widowmaker.
Tank – MG
Dongjian “MG” Wu is a Chinese off-tank player for Shanghai Dragons. He also joined The Overwatch League from the Chinese side, LGD Gaming and plays D.Va and Zarya.
Tank – Roshan
Wenhao “Roshan” Jing is a Chinese tank player for Shanghai Dragons. He joined The Overwatch League from the Chinese side, FTD Club. He plays Winston and Reinhardt.
Tank – Xushu
Junjie “Xushu” Liu is a flex-tank player. Xushu joined The Overwatch League and Shanghai Dragons from the Chinese team, 1246. Xushu is a highly flexible player who can fill the off-tank position with D.Va and Zarya as well as a number of other heroes including Pharah.
Support – Altering
Yage “Altering” Cheng is a Chinese support player for Shanghai Dragons. Previously known as 130, Altering joined The Overwatch League from the Chinese side, LGD Gaming. He mains Lucio and Mercy.
Support – Fiveking
Zhaoyu “Fiveking” Chen is a Chinese support player. He joined The Overwatch League and Shanghai Dragons from the Chinese side, Team CC. He is a Lucio main, as his tattoo suggests.
Support – Freefeel
Peixuan “Freefeel” Xu is a Chinese ranged support player for Shanghai Dragons. He specialises in Ana but can flex to Zenyatta and joined The Overwatch League from FTD Gaming.
Team Manager – Van
Van is a vastly experienced person in the world of video gaming. He joined the franchise owners, NetEase Gaming in 2013 and has been in charge of the company’s Blizzard division since 2014.
Team Leader- Shaco
Shaco is the Chinese team leader for Shanghai Dragons.
Head Coach – U4
Chen “U4” Congshan is the Shanghai Dragons’ head coach. U4 has been involved in eSports for over ten years and joined The Overwatch League in November 2017.
Assistant Coach – Kong
Son-Jun “Kong” Young is a Korean assistant coach for Shanghai Dragons.
Data Analyst – Nai8
Jia “Nai8” Jia is a Chinese analyst and former professional player who joined Shanghai Dragons from Team CC.