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Seagull destroys toxic teammate during Overwatch match

Published: 27/May/2019 23:36 Updated: 27/May/2019 23:42

by Bill Cooney

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Overwatch streamer Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned doesn’t usually get that tilted during games, but one recent teammate managed to make him lose his usually chill composure.

Seagull played for the Dallas Fuel in the Overwatch League during the Inaugural Season, but left the team to become a full-time streamer after the season.

In the League and while streaming, Seagull is considered to be a pretty chill, honest dude, but some teammates, especially in Overwatch, seem to be able to rub anyone the wrong way.

Robert Paul / Blizzard EntertainmentSeagull was one of the most popular players in the Overwatch League before retiring.

“Do you know you’re just a trash can?”

During a Competitive Match on Busan, Seagull had to put up with those Overwatch teammates that just won’t stop talking – you know the ones.

After the talkative teammate began going in on another one of Seagull’s team, the streamer decided he had listened to enough.

“This dude is sitting here talking shit to Abandon, when Abandon probably has a flex account that’s actually higher than he is,” Seagull said while laughing.

“Hey True, you know you’re just a fucking trash can at this game, can you shut the fuck up and please play left click? Jesus Christ I’m gonna avoid you,” the streamer said after his teammate piped up again. “Fucking trash can, see ya.”

The State of Overwatch

Seagull has been consistent is his calls for changes to the Overwatch ranked system in the past, but even though Blizzard has introduced the new Workshop and Replay modes, there’s still no sign of any changes to Competitive play.

Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan did reveal that there would be more changes coming this summer for the game, but didn’t get any more specific than that.

Whatever changes happen to Overwatch, it’s unlikely there can be anything done about teammates who just don’t know when to be quiet.

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New Overwatch mode shows how hero ban system would work in ranked play

Published: 24/Jan/2021 17:35

by Michael Gwilliam

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Hero bans in Overwatch have long been a contested topic amongst the community and the developers, primarily with how such a concept could be implemented. Now, a new mode has been created that shows how hero bans would work in ranked play.

As a competitive game, Overwatch has struggled to maintain balance, often leading to stale metas or overpowered heroes. As a result, this has led to heroes calling for hero bans in ranked play.

In the past, Blizzard has attempted its own variation of hero bans, with the devs themselves deciding which heroes to ban every given week. However, this quickly fell by the wayside as many were unhappy with the implementation.

Those against hero bans normally are so because it means there is a chance those players can’t choose their favorite character. Now, however, this new hero ban mode gives those users the chance to keep playing their main while still getting the benefits of a ban.

Preview of the ingame Hero Ban & Protect system made by @GrandeurHammers for SVB’s experimental PUGs (tonight @ 8:30pm GMT) from Competitiveoverwatch

This new custom game mode lets every player in the lobby first vote on which heroes to protect from a ban before voting on which heroes would be removed from play.

Basically, the heroes with the most votes in the protect phase cannot be banned, but in the event of ties, the system will choose.

The best part about this is the fact that every player on each team has a vote, so if someone really wants to play Mercy, they can ask all their teammates to protect that support so it cannot be banned.

Once heroes have been banned, however, they will be grayed out so no one on either team will be able to pick it.

The mode itself has many different options too such as the number of votes each player gets, the ability to see who voted for what hero, the length of the protect and ban stages, and more.

According to Overwatch content creator SVB, who tested the mode with Pick Up Games, it was designed to replicate what it would be like in ranked where players may not know who their teammates or opponents are.

Overwatch hero ban settings
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The hero ban system has a lot of options.

If you want to try it out yourself, the code is HDVGF. Give it a shot and see what you think of the experience.

Who knows, there is even a chance that the devs decide to implement this in some capacity, especially with Overwatch 2 still on the way.