Moon brings one of his Mighty AOD players back.
The Shanghai Dragons have signed flex dps player Joon "Erster" Jeong to their roster for the 2021 season.
Erster shared that he was looking forward to play with the Dragons, a team that he had dreamed to play for since the middle of 2019. Before the Overwatch League, Erster played in the Korean team Mighty AOD with players like Min-seong "diem" Bae, Young-seo "KariV" Park, and Pan-seung "Fate" Koo during the APEX era of Overwatch esports. The team, just like the Shanghai Dragons, were coached by Byung-chul "Moon" Moon who he will be reuniting with in the black and red. During the 2019 season, Erster took the scene by storm, quickly becoming one of the best flex DPS players in the League and delivering great performances in the GOATs meta, a game state he should theoretically have been less suited for. In 2020, he lost his starting spot for the Reign during large parts of the season to Tae-hoon "Edison" Kim and only later became a starter again, playing eight and a half hours of the approximately 20 hours that the Reign played during the third season.
Despite his lack of playtime, Moon bringing his old DPS player on is a vote of confidence that given Erster's previous potential, could provide an exciting upside on the flex DPS role for the Dragons, a side they are already stacked on. Erster will also reunite with Fate, who he also played on Mighty AOD with. With this line-up, the Dragons appear once more as a contender for the title in the fourth season of the Overwatch League.
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