OWL ruined Overwatch

The only troll here is you. Look how many comments you made, and each one is trolling.


If OWL didn’t exist or went away, there wouldn’t be a need for tokens. The OWL skins would probably be removed.


they dont balanced the game on any way… you think that they balanced the game around owl? then why owl was terrible with dive for 1 year, goats for 1 years and like 8 months of double shields???

they are just terrible balancing the game and they dont have the hero balance as main priority.


Been saying it since the start. OWL is poison to this game.

I’ll never forgive them for getting Sombra nerfed 2 times now


Believe it or not, a lot of forumgoers in year one detested Mass Resurrect and Symmetra’s lock-on because of how unfair it felt, and therefore unfun.

Double standards exist too.

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Why is the forum community so extremely misinformed?

You are aware that from BETA the Devs decided to make this game Competitive, right?
You are aware that from BETA the Devs decided they wanted a League like OWL?
You are aware that within MONTHS of the game being released, they released the trailer for OWL?

No? Then do not speak on the subject.

Just because you cannot play those heroes does not mean that others cannot.

In every single region, on all platforms except for the Nintendo Switch*, Competitive is the most popular mode.

Just because you don’t have a competitive drive whatsoever, doesn’t mean you can mindlessly hate on the rest of us who do.

Overwatch was officially released on May 24, 2016.

The Path-To-Pro system was given a trailer on Nov 4, 2016.

The Overwatch League system was given a trailer on Nov 4, 2016.


Symmetra was literally just played in OWL.


Water is wet. Fire is hot. That perverted famous guy didn’t kill himself.

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Hell, she is even pick more than Doomfist.

If the forum is still saying Doomfist is freaking OP, then what the hell is Sym?

Fight for the Future…Together
Teamwork is imperative for survival as you enter the fight with friends and comrades. Careful coordination will prove the difference between victory and defeat as your team combines the formidable powers at your disposal to devastating effect.

Shift Your Perspective
Just when it seems like your team is destined to go down in defeat, switch heroes on the fly and change the course of the battle. But don’t forget that your opponents can do the same. Master the game within the game as both teams shift strategies and change heroes to try to gain the upper hand.

When did these two things change? Last one pretty much changed with OWL and the horrible 2-2-2. You can no longer, “switch heroes” you switch category or better, class set.

Play Heroes, Not Classes

this was said in there game description…yet now it seems we have classes. DPS/Support/Tank.

What happen to this game…


What’s the last change that was specifically due to OWL?

The loss of Barrierwatch? Greater Bapt ult charge requirement? Immortality Field range increase? Immortality Field HP decrease? Moira healing nerfs? Exo-boots buffs? Torb not being a throw pick? Sym not being a throw pick? Ashe not being a watered down, inferior sniper with little to no competitive niche?

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Nothing, at least in regards to Role vs. Hero, that wasn’t even more prominent prior to the introduction of Orisa, Sigma, Wrecking Ball, Moira, Ana, Brigitte, and Baptiste. That division was stronger before. We just had more flexibility in which Role we chose, since we weren’t forced into 2-2-2.

The idea that esports is some kind of cynical cash grab is absurd. You said it yourself – only a small “niche” of the player base cares about OWL. That’s true. So how can it possibly be a cash grab? How can both of those things be true at once?

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Those games built up a playerbase before they became esport. Their game mechanics were balanced for the regular players first.


Relax, the OWL is good in the long run. Sure, it sucks seeing characters adjusted for know apparent reason other than a pro cried about it on stream, but the OWL has made the game better in ways people overlook. I have friends who started to watch OWL, and then got hooked into the game. The OWL is also the most revolutionary concept in esports history. I think that the OWL has been one of the best things to happen to this game

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I agree with you 100%. Blizzard only cares about money and will poopoo all over their original legacy and what it meant to the fans to make a quick buck. That’s why so many people have left the game and won’t be returning for overwatch 2. Given their reputation I’m betting they won’t have even a fraction of the success with the sequel as they did with the first one.

Were they really though? They were reworked and nerfed for a lot of reasons. On both ladder and league. I agree a lot of focus has gone into OWL. and not too much popularity has come out of it. But mercy and sym got those changes and nerfs because a lot of people wanted it.

There was already a developing unofficial esports scene. But blizzard shut them down to make their own league and charge millions of dollars per team. If that doesn’t say cash grab I don’t know what does.


Honestly overwatch is just too casual and not deep enough to be a long term competitive esport.

Now there’s nothing wrong with going for a more casual mainstream appeal, but it just doesn’t fit when they forced esports so hard.

The fact that they couldn’t figure out that the big esport games grew naturally is honestly astounding. You can’t just say a game is an esport and throw money at it and expect it to be successful.


They didn’t “just say” it was an esport. You people are delusional. The games this weekend were some of the best ever.

This idea that Blizzard somehow screwed up by investing a ton of money into the league is just absurd. You people think players love playing for orgs that screw them over left and right? You think players like having no security whatsoever? You think OWL being on ESPN is a bad thing? You think making local arenas for every team is not just objectively awesome?

This idea that Blizzard has corrupted the purity of esports by investing money into it is one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard. If they didn’t, you’d all be complaining that they “let the esports scene die” by not investing. Without a doubt.