The Shanghai Dragons Shanghai Dragons OWL Rank #1 have announced the removal of ten members from their roster. They include DPS players Ado and Daemin , tank player Rubick , flex player Xushu , support players 130 , SIO , xpx and Sky , coach Kong and analyst Nai8 . The news comes after Shanghai went winless in the inaugural Overwatch League season.
The Shanghai Dragons has released Altering，Freefeel，Fiveking，Roshan，Xushu，Ado，Sky and Daemin from their contracts with the team.— Shanghai Dragons #TeamPacific (@ShanghaiDragons) September 2, 2018
The entire SHD crew thank you for your dedications and contributions throughout the first season of the Overwatch League.
The Shanghai Dragons has released coach Kong and Nai8 from their contracts with the team.— Shanghai Dragons #TeamPacific (@ShanghaiDragons) September 2, 2018
The entire SHD crew thank you for your dedications and contributions throughout the first season of the Overwatch League. We wish both of you best of luck in your next adventure!❤️
Ado was signed onto the team in February and saw play since his first match at the very end of Stage 2. Daemin was picked up in the mid-season, where he filled in for Diya’s absence at the beginning of Stage 3 and played in six Stage 4 matches.
Roshan and Xushu were part of the team's initial lineup. While Roshan played the majority of the team's matches at main tank, Xushu split time with mg at off-tank during the team's first two stages. The two were replaced by FEARLESS and Geguri for the second half of the season, although Roshan did see one last match in Stage 4.
Altering, Fiveking and Freefeel were also part of the team's initial roster; Altering and Fiveking shared the role of support (with the former seeing more play), while Freefeel competed in almost all of the team’s matches. Sky on the otherhand saw limited play after his pickup in February, occasionally playing in Freefeel's place.
Only three players remain on the team's roster: Diya , FEARLESS and Geguri . With one Chinese player and two Koreans left on their roster, the team appears to be planning on moving forward with a mixed Chinese and Korean lineup.
Kong and Nai8 were a part of the team’s staff since November and were present throughout the entire season. The only coach to remain on the staff is former Miraculous Youngster support creed , who served as an assistant coach for the team after he was picked up in the middle of last season.