She'll also provide much-needed reinforcements to a Shanghai roster that hasn't won a single match so far this season, despite occasionally rallying to pull off feats such as swiping a map from top-tier team Seoul Dynasty.
Overwatch League free agent signings started back on January 26, but there's one signing in particular that has caught the attention of Overwatch fans. If it does, the community that's been arguing for a female player to enter the Overwatch League will certainly get their wish. Soon after her video was posted, her accusers quit from their professional Overwatch team after they wagered their careers on Geguri being a cheater. Those other teammates include Element Mystic's Fearless, MVP Space's Ado, and another unnamed Chinese player. She doesn't say which team, but the New York Excelsior seems to be driving the speculation train: One redditor, NYCMuffinMan, noted that it was the first OWL she followed (she now follows them all), and more importantly, that the team already has players who speak fluent Korean-and that she synergizes particularly well with its lineup.
Geguri and the other new recruits will become eligible to make their Overwatch League debut in Stage 2 of the regular season, which begins on February 21st.
As ESPN noted, Geguri won't only be the first female player to play in the League, she will also be making history as "one of only a few women competing professionally in e-Sports at the highest level of their respective game". She's more commonly known as Geguri, who mains Zarya and off-tank roles.
That may be about to change, however, as Zarya phenom Kim "Geguri" Se-yeon recently said in a Twitch stream that she's accepted an offer from a "foreign" team. An official announcement by the team is expected within the next few weeks. With the possible inclusion of Geguri in the Overwatch League, the first biggest representation for women in eSports is just around the corner.