Trickle down meta isn't real


#1

It’s about as real as trickle down economics.

Actually, people don’t play much Tracer, Genji, Winston, Zen, McCree at mid-low ranks.

Players at these ranks use whatever works for them.

That means we see a ton of Reinhardts, Reapers, Moiras, Symmetras, Torbjorns, Bastions instead.

Heroes OWL and pro players just aren’t using. Because “they’re trash”, “broken”, “suck”, “imbalanced” etc.

It’s always been this way, always will be. Stop panicking about Sombra or whoever else has been buffed suddenly taking over because ‘pro players’ use them. It’s not how it works. It hasn’t exactly helped Ana, now has it?


#2

It only trickles down to only 4000-3000 at least from my experience


#3

Looking at the stats, even that’s questionable. I think it’s where people are interested enough to try.


#4

Meta is not fashion. It’s a formulated response to perpetual imbalance. It only makes sense to follow meta when you are punished for doing otherwise. If people at your rank are not good enough to exploit imbalances, there is no need to respond to that and you can do what you want.


(Jeff Kaplan) #5

Here are the top 10 most played heroes for each skill tier as of the start of Season 9 (3/1/18)

Bronze

D.Va
Mercy
Junkrat
Moira
Reinhardt
Soldier: 76
Lucio
Genji
Roadhog
Ana

Silver

D.Va
Moira
Mercy
Junkrat
Reinhardt
Soldier: 76
Lucio
Genji
Roadhog
Ana

Gold

D.Va
Moira
Mercy
Reinhardt
Soldier: 76
Junkrat
Genji
Roadhog
Lucio
Ana

Platinum

Moira
D.Va
Mercy
Genji
Reinhardt
Roadhog
Ana
Zenyatta
McCree
Soldier: 76

Diamond

Moira
D.Va
Genji
Mercy
Roadhog
Zenyatta
Ana
McCree
Tracer
Reinhardt

Master

D.Va
Moira
Mercy
Genji
Zenyatta
Roadhog
Tracer
McCree
Ana
Winston

Grandmaster

D.Va
Tracer
Zenyatta
Moira
Genji
Roadhog
Lucio
Mercy
Winston
McCree


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#6

oh well so it is then


#7

Can you see REAPER? I can’t. STOP IGNORE HIM, please


#8

D.va sure is played a lot ¯\ _(ツ) _/¯


#9

There are 26 heroes, not all of them can make top 10.


#10

And?
So is roadhog and genji apparently.


#11

Why does he need to be top ten to be good? Reaper’s fine where he’s at.


#12

Ana is back! At least in Plat


#13

He’s probably 11th, I’m surprised he didn’t make top 10 I see him a hell of a lot.


#14

26 heroes can not be in a top 10 pickrate list.


#15

One thing I love about being a solid gold player is the different and colorful comps, with the whole range of heroes as viable.

It could also be argued that the list for what is disliked about gold is the exact same thing.


#16

Pretty sure only Stylosa wants a stale dive meta as the only viable comp


#17

He’s probably 13th considering his lore


#18

So no Sombra meta even in grandmasters. Thanks Jeff for confirmation.


#19

he is last at everything


#20

Ha! Will say I’m surprised to see Genji make it to top 10 in Silver and Gold though, I didn’t think I saw so much of him.