Hey everyone, as noted in multiple threads, there does appear to be an issue with Overwatch (and all other Blizzard Battle.net games). I am waiting for official word to be publicly released. Please continue to follow updates from support.blizzard.com and @BlizzardCS on Twitter.
Penalties cannot be reversed from disconnections even if they are due to server issues like what we are experiencing here. Details on this policy can be found here:
Update - 8:00 PM PDT
Okay, I have received confirmation on my end, yes this is a DDoS attack.
The best course of option is to avoid playing Blizzard games until the attack is mitigated. Again, Competitive Penalties cannot be reversed. I am going to go AFK (because I am really hungry and I was about to go get food right now this started to happen), but I will try to post updates as I get them.
Update - 11:15 PM PDT
I am not seeing too many reports across the internet from all of you so my guess the worst of the storm is over. That being said, I am seeing that the DDoS warning is still posted for BattleNet. So anyone playing consider avoiding Comp unless your connection has been perfect and played several games without problem. Sometimes these messages get left up overnight.
Update - 12:20 AM PDT
The messages on the BattleNet app launcher are now taken down. I am presuming the DDoS attack has ended and services for BattleNet have resumed normally.