The past, present and future of the Shanghai Dragons

May 22, 2020Emily RandESPN FacebookTwitterFacebook MessengerPinterestEmailprintFrom their first match in the Overwatch League's inaugural season on Jan. 10, 2018 until Feb. 23, 2019, the Shanghai Dragons lost 42 matches. It is a number that falls just between the 41-loss streak of the NCAA Division I Towson Tigers men's basketball team (2011-12) and the 46-loss streaks of both the Olivet Comets (1959-61) and Southwest Minnesota State Mustangs (1971-73) in Division II. It is tied with the 42 straight losses of the Sydney University rugby league team (1934-36). It is technically the longest losing streak in professional sports history.

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