Overwatch Player Geguri Set to Join the Shanghai Dragons Overwatch League Team [Update]

Overwatch Player Geguri Set to Join the Shanghai Dragons Overwatch League Team [Update]

[Update: It looks like she might be joining the Overwatch League as its first female pro-player.]

Update: ESPN's Rod Breslau is reporting that Kim "Geguri" Se-yeon has signed on with the Shanghai Dragons as the Overwatch League's first female pro-player.

She will be joined by Element Mystic tank captain Lee "Fearless" Eui-seok and MVP Space flex Cheon "Ado" Ki-hyun says sources.

Original Story: Kim "Geguri" Se-yeon is a prominent Overwatch player and streamer, and she could soon make the jump to the professional esports scene. The question though is where and in what capacity.

A clip of Geguri has been making the rounds in which she reveals that in regards to joining a professional esports team, she has decided to join a "foreign team" and that she has had "many offers." The full video from which the clip was taken from has since been deleted.

Since Geguri is mostly known for playing Overwatch, and specifically as Zarya, it's tempting to assume that she's joined the Overwatch League. Social media sleuths have already dug through her Twitter followers and follows to guess which team she's decided to join. But it seems like she's followed every Overwatch League team, possibly in an attempt to throw off speculations.

However, it's not quite clear exactly if she's decided to join an Overwatch League team, or another organization. The comments in the clip don't reveal much either as it is mostly viewers congratulating her on the news.

The Overwatch League has also commented that, "For someone to be considered part of the Overwatch League, the League office must both receive and approve a contract for a given player." An Overwatch spokesperson added that the League "has not received a contract for Geguri."

If Geguri does end up at the Overwatch League, she will be its first female competitor. Something fans have been asking about considering the conversation around the topic. One spectator to a live Overwatch League game even brought a sign that read "More Women."

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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