Shanghai Dragons’ player and coach visa issues are about to end—at least for the Chinese roster’s new additions.
Support player He “Sky” Junjian and coach Wang Xingrui have been issued visas and will head to the United States soon.
“One they receive their passport, we will working [sic] on their itinerary to US immediately,” Shanghai Dragons tweeted. “Stay tuned for more information.”
Overwatch League’s stage two concluded last night. There’s a one week break before stage three begins again. It’s unclear if Sky and coach Wang will arrive in time for Shanghai’s first match against Dallas Fuel on April 4.
New additions Kim “Geguri” Se-yeon, Lee “Fearless” Eui-seok, and Chon “Ado” Gi-hyeon—Shanghai’s new flex tank, tank, and DPS players, respectively—have already arrived in Los Angeles and will debut in stage three.
Lu “Diya” Weida and Fang “Undead” Chao, Shanghai’s two Chinese DPS players, remain in China to be issued new visas. Both players left Overwatch League’s second stage early for personal and family issues.
Shanghai remain winless in the Overwatch League after two stages. Even with their new players, the team faces a harsh climb from the bottom of the table. Throughout the entire Overwatch League so far, the Chinese roster has just two map wins and one draw to its 37 losses.