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Slain again: Shanghai Dragons, the eSports team that keeps losing


  • Tech News
  • Wednesday, 6 Jun 2018

Shanghai Dragons player Ado (left) entering the auditorium to play the New York Excelsior during Stage 3 of Overwatch League Inaugural Season videogame play at Blizzard Arena in Burbank, California. Angry fans have disowned the team on social media, saying the Dragons were even making China’s national football team – long derided as an embarrassment – look good by comparison. — AFP

Shanghai Dragons player Ado (left) entering the auditorium to play the New York Excelsior during Stage 3 of Overwatch League Inaugural Season videogame play at Blizzard Arena in Burbank, California. Angry fans have disowned the team on social media, saying the Dragons were even making China’s national football team – long derided as an embarrassment – look good by comparison. — AFP

SHANGHAI: Played 36, lost 36. The Shanghai Dragons eSports squad are rapidly gaining notoriety as one of the worst sports teams in the world, racking up defeat after defeat and drawing unflattering comparisons with China’s much-maligned national footballers. 

Communication problems between their Chinese and Korean players, bickering and accusations that managers are driving the young team too hard have thrust the Dragons into sporting headlines for all the wrong reasons and shone a light on the gruelling training common in eSports. 

   

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