WhoRU joins Shanghai Dragons

The legendary flex DPS comes out of retirement for the Dragons.

Photo by Robert Paul via Blizzard Entertainment

The Shanghai Dragons’ management is bringing in some serious reinforcements for the rest of the June Joust tournament cycle. 

Former New York Excelsior flex DPS Lee “WhoRU” Seung-jun will be joining the Dragons, according to an announcement made by the Overwatch League team today. WhoRU previously retired after being dropped by the NYXL late last year. 

Last week, Shanghai flex DPS Joon “Erster” Jeong suddenly retired from competitive Overwatch and left the team. WhoRU will likely fill that role on the Dragons. 

Early in Overwatch’s competitive scene, WhoRU was a legendary DPS, winning two titles as a part of Lunatic Hai. When the Overwatch League started, he was still underage and spent his time playing for teams in the Overwatch Contenders circuit, like Fusion University and Meta Athena. 

WhoRU was picked up by the New York Excelsior before the 2020 season began. Known for his stellar Genji play, he slotted in the flex DPS position and was relatively valuable for the team during speedy, dive-heavy metas. After he was dropped from the NYXL, he announced his retirement and has been out of the Overwatch scene for about five months.  

While WhoRU will likely not displace 2020 Overwatch League MVP Kim “Fleta” Byung-sun on Shanghai’s starting roster, the team sorely needed a backup flex DPS to diversify its hero pools after Erster’s retirement. 

The Shanghai Dragons’ next game is against the Los Angeles Valiant on May 29 at 4am CT.