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An Overwatch streamer's dad played placement matches and got this rank

by Michael Gwilliam
Twitch/Jay3

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Former Overwatch pro Christopher ‘Jay3’ Pavloff let his dad take over his stream to play competitive placement matches, and the results were amusing to say the least.

As had been the case since the introduction of role queue, players compete in five placement games per role and are given a unique skill rating based on how they perform as either a tank, support, or damage hero.

Jay3 explained to his dad, who was given the low-leveled account PapaJay3, how to host a stream, interact with chat, and thank viewers for donations.

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While queuing as a DPS, the streamer coached his dad on how to aim, use abilities, stand behind shields and other things very true to Overwatch.

One humorous moment happened early into a defense on Hanamura when a Mei played used the in-game voice command “thank you,” prompting the father to reply “you’re welcome” as he didn’t know it came from a character.

A bit later on, as the dad started to get the hang of the game, he started to prove that even as an Overwatch noob, players still had trouble dealing with him as a Bastion in sentry mode.

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Despite the fact that PapaJay hadn’t played Overwatch until that day, he actually became a force to be reckoned with on Bastion as he scored multiple frags and carried his team to a 2-0 win on Illios.

Even as the victory screen popped up, he asked, “did we win?” which got a bit of a laugh from Jay and the chat.

A few days later, the ex-pro’s dad completed his placement matches, going 2-3, not a bad result all things considered. However, the SR may have caught some people off guard.

Jay3's dad ended up placing in bronze.

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When it was all said and done, he ended up placing bronze with 554 SR. In Overwatch, the game won’t display a rank any lower than 500, so at least he ended up placing fifty-four above the absolute lowest the game has to offer.

“Not bad,” Pavloff encouraged his father after his rank was revealed.

Hopefully the streamer can continue to coach his dad and he ends up growing into a formidable force on the ladder.