Is the Overwatch League the biggest esports organization ever? It’s the first one to span the globe, including teams representing major cities all over the world. as well as the first major esports organization to feature home and away games. Which country will take the top prize when the very first Overwatch League season begins in just a few short days?
Preseason began December 7, and the first game of the regular season is about to premiere on January 10. The San Francisco Shock and the Los Angeles Valiant will face off against each other at 4 PM Pacific / 7 PM Eastern, followed by the Shanghai Dragons vs. the Los Angeles Gladiators at 6 PM Pacific / 9 PM Eastern.
The Overwatch League’s first season will run until June, with playoffs and finals scheduled for July. The press release we’ve been sent below focuses on a specific team, the Shanghai Dragons. In addition to the release, you can find out more about the Dragons through their Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts.
SHANGHAI, Jan. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ – The Overwatch League™ is the world’s first full-blown professional esports league including teams representing major cities from around the world. It is also the first top-level esports tournament to feature home and away games. As the tournament and the twelve participating teams gather increasing attention and discussion, the Shanghai Dragons, a team operated by NetEase Games, is set to play their first game of the debut season on Jan. 10, 2018 at 6 p.m. PST time.
With eight more days to go, we introduce one of the team members SHD_MG in today’s countdown. SHD_MG, who made his name for operating D.VA, is best known for playing the offense-oriented tank position. He is one of the talents to watch for this season. Thanks to the rich experiences he accumulated from participating in major tournaments such as the Overwatch World Cup, the Overwatch Premier Series and the Nexus Cup, SHD_MG is a consistent tank who pushes forward steadily during the fiercest clashes, while seizing opportunities when his opponents make errors and create an advantage position for his teammates playing ADC.
As the tournament’s opening day draws close, the twelve teams continues their relentless training at the Blizzard Arena in Burbank, Los Angeles. The eight team members on the Shanghai Dragons are under high-intensity training with professional coaching and instructions from three professional coaches. The Shanghai Dragons continuously perfects their skills at teamwork, coordination of different positions and smooth transition between offense and defense. All of the team members are working together to best prepare for their preseason debut.
The Overwatch League Preseason will open with a match between the San Francisco Shock and the Los Angeles Valiant, sets to start on Jan. 10, 2018, at 4 p.m. PST time. The Shanghai Dragons, featuring SHD_Undead, SHD_Diya, SHD_Roshan, SHD_MG, SHD_Xushu, SHD_Freefeel, SHD_Fiveking and SHD_Altering, will take on the Los Angeles Gladiators from Los Angeles, U.S.A. at 6 p.m. on Jan. 10, 2018 PST time. Good luck to our Dragons!
For more information on the Shanghai Dragons’ competitions and broadcast channels, please refer to the following official accounts:
Shanghai Dragons Weibo – ShanghaiDragons
Shanghai Dragons WeChat – ShanghaiDragons
Shanghai Dragons Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ShanghaiDragons/
Shanghai Dragons Twitter – https://twitter.com/ShanghaiDragons
Shanghai Dragons YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/c/ShanghaiDragons
Shanghai Dragons Instagram – @ shanghaidragons_SHD
For more news about the Overwatch League™, please visit the official website:www.overwatchleague.cn