During the 2019 season the Overwatch League will actively maintain a list of players who are disciplined by the league for breaking the Leagues rules of competition and code of conduct.
In 2018, fans had to rely more on rumors and speculation surrounding players suspected of infractions on social media before official statements from teams and the league came out.
This sort of gave the impression to some that the Overwatch League was acting reactively to these problems instead of rooting them out, something the League obviously wants to avoid this year.
The League has already begun to hand out fines and suspensions to seven new players joining the Overwatch League this year for infractions such as account boosting, account sharing and throwing.
“As players join the Overwatch League, the league office conducts a full review of their conduct and, where appropriate, takes disciplinary action,” they wrote in the release. “While the league reviews each case on its own, key factors informing the level of discipline include both the severity and recency of the actions under review.”
The discipline tracker will continue to be updated by the League throughout the 2019 season as needed with player infractions and punishments.
With eight new teams in the Overwatch League this year, a centralized tracker for player infractions should help fans know exactly what’s going on.