Shanghai Dragons win franchise's first Overwatch League game

Shanghai Dragons win! Shanghai Dragons win! Do you believe in miracles! Against all odds!

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The Shanghai Dragons have defeated the Boston Uprising 3-1 to put an end to the Overwatch League's longest winsless streak. The franchise lost their first 42 games, dating all the way back to the league's inception. The team started off the 2019 Overwatch League season with two losses in week one.

Many fans had given up on the team, which has been the laughing stock of the Overwatch League. Imagine having never one a single game in league history? That is worse than the Cleveland Browns 1-31 record in the NFL before Baker Mayfield arrived in town this season. The Dragons are now have one win and fourty-two losses, which sounds an awful lot better than being 0-43. The Boston Uprising just didn't have enough energy tonight, as the Dragons made history. Congratulations to the city of Shanghai and all of the Dragons fans across the world. 

The Adrian Wojnarowski of esports, Rod Bleslau said the following on his Twitter page:

The crowd was feeling it. The Dragons took everyone's energy tonight. Especially those folks spamming emotes in Twitch chat.

The Dragons got off to a strong start, taking the first two games on Ilios and King's Row. The Dragons have had several instances in the past two seasons where they'd come out of the gate fast, only to falter in the latter games. The third game on Horizon looked to be another example of this, with the Boston Uprising taking an early 2-0 lead on that map. It was YoungJin Jin and his Brigitte, coming off the bench, who led the way to victory, keeping the Uprising off the control point long enough to clinch Shanghai's first franchise victory.

The Shanghai Dragons are now 1-2 this season. Their next game will be next Friday, March 1 versus the Chengdu Hunters.

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    February 22, 2019 8:50 PM

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      February 22, 2019 9:16 PM

      The crowd was hype I enjoyed watching that

      pogU

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      February 22, 2019 9:22 PM

      I heard they were the team everyone plays their hardest against because they don't want to lose to them.

      Kinda like the Cleveland Browns.

      • Zek
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        February 23, 2019 7:10 AM

        Totally different set of players now from what I've heard. On the OWL website they only show the current season's win/loss record.

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          February 23, 2019 7:27 AM

          Geguri is still on the team.

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          February 23, 2019 8:28 AM

          There was a big trade pre-season of a tank from Boston to Shanghai that made a difference in the game last night (surprisingly against Boston) And the Dragons had a lot of shakeups between seasons.

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          February 23, 2019 11:41 AM

          Yeah, most of their lineup is new (7 of the 10). Along with Gamsu, they picked up a bunch of players from KongDoo (they finished 2nd in Contenders last season) and lfz’s DPS (finished 1st in Contenders).

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        February 23, 2019 11:21 AM

        It was clear that the Uprising players were embarrassed.