Rumor: An Overwatch League team may have finally picked up Geguri [Updated: Yep]

E-sports blog Dbltap is reporting that Kim “Geguri” Se-yeon told her Twitch following that she has accepted an offer to play on a foreign team – the assumption being that it’s an Overwatch League team as she’s a top Overwatch player in Korea. The best guess on Reddit is that she may be playing for the New York Excelsior (NYXL) as they’ve already got a Korean roster – language barriers and existing rosters seem to point away from other teams – though other people think she’ll be on an academy team.

Geguri became a household name in the e-sports community even in the west back in 2016, when she was harassed by both gamers and professional players who claimed she either wasn’t real or was cheating in her Overwatch play. She wasn’t; she’s just that good on Zarya, as she proved with her video of herself playing. (Apparently, she’s more of a D.Va player now.) That was unfortunately just the beginning of the harassment.

Last month, multiple outlets criticized Blizzard’s Overwatch League for its entirely male roster – and for the disgracefully bad reasons team owners gave on the record for not even trying to recruit female players, including not wanting to deal with housing accommodations. Geguri would be the first woman signed if the assumptions about the announcement pan out, though she has resisted attempts to become an icon for female players.

The best part of the rumor is the players who are showing her support on Reddit. “I’m literally bouncing with anticipation,” wrote one. “She’s the reason I started playing this game.”

Source: Dbltap, Reddit
Update: Yep.

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Loopy

It appears that she joined Shanghai team, which is interesting because she is the only non-Chinese on the team. Hopefully they can work out the communications kinks.

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GoingIntoOverdrive

I don’t follow OWL at all but I keep my eye on esports of most kinds. Glad to see her rising to the challenge and making it out there. There’s so much exciting stuff happening in esports and games like Overwatch are really pulling everyone together I feel.

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Duey Bear

Congrats to Geguri, looking forward to her performance in the league. (assuming she passes whatever the interview process is.)

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Loopy

It would be cool to see her play in OWL, but even a Contenders spot would be a well deserved one for sure.

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KumiKaze

I hope it’s one of the OWL teams and not just a contenders league team. Even so it is a good step in the right direction, and hopefully a trend other teams will follow.

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Wolfyseyes

It’d be even better if this didn’t need to be A Thing, but it’s wonderful that this could be happening if this does indeed get confirmed. Fingers crossed.