Dear Overwatch Dev’s,
I have owned Overwatch since December 2016 yet it has been out since day one here. The game is one of my favorite past times and its one place where I can have fun with friends.
The issues arises with the lack of support for South African players on your front. There are no servers at all in the whole continent of Africa. This means we have to connect to EU servers, meaning we can be experiencing ping from 170-220 sometimes. I use to play at 200 as my internet wasn’t the best but since I got Fiber I have been playing at 170 ping and suddenly I jumped two full skill tears in competitive (coincidence?)
I propose the question, why don’t you support your fans down here? We are a decent community, the gaming community in South Africa is quite big with the biggest gaming competition is the Southern Hemisphere taking place on our very soil. So I ask why don’t you set up servers her, Valve and many other companies have. It would make the game more enjoyable and fair.
EDIT After like 20 min of this post being up, the guys at Gameranx posted this video which I hopes gets my point across: ‘Why Does It Suck To Play On A Game Server From A Different Region?’ youtu.be/Kd4HnOKOXE4