Still don’t know why people act like Mercy’s mass resurrection had no other counter besides killing the mercy.
Counterplay against the ultimate to negate the benefits of using said ultimate is still proper counterplay. Just like transcending after earthshatter has caught most of your team is still counterplay to earthshatter even if your team is stunned and they succesfully performed their earthshatter ultimate.
Aka, there exists tons of counterplay to mass resurrection that can easily completely negate the ultimate, such as dva bomb, riptire, minefield, earthshatter, deathblossom, barrage, graviton surge, new torb ulti and the best of them all, High noon that locks onto resurrecting targets for instakill. And the more clumped up the enemy team is after a ress, aka “die on point I have ress”, the easier it is to counterplay it and this is why hide and ress was a bad tactic if the opposing team had brain capacity to not toss every single enemy ultimate into the fray and save one to counter one enemy support ulti. Dva bomb is extremely simple to just press Q on point when you see glowing targets around you and watch as you get potg from a 6man nuke.
Nowdays tho people toss around ultimates willy nilly, so ulti management is not apparently a thing people actually learn, so naturally something to counter ultimate management would be seen as broken and OP. Everyone wants their taste of potg so they will be tossing everything they can into the graviton surge lol.
Sure, mass ressing 5 people only gave bunch of SR during the time if it worked, but the SR exploiting that people were gunning for was long since fixed. Tempo resses were just infinitely better than the glorified 5man resses that practically never happened anyway. Not to mention the people who did this hide and seek and climbed high with the SR exploit, their winrates were horredously bad because THE TACTIC DIDN’T ACTUALLY WORK. There are videos of this too.
Mercy’s winrate did not rise to sky high because people found out a great tactic of abusing ress no, the opposite happened because it was proven to be a horrid tactic.