Several prominent figures in Overwatch got together to discuss the state of the game at length.
During a recent stream, streamer and former pro player Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned spoke with Dallas Fuel coach Justin ‘Jayne’ Conroy, LA Gladiators player Lane ‘Surefour’ Roberts, and Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel, also a streamer and former pro, about the current issues facing Overwatch.
The discussion was prompted by a recent video by Seagull, who spoke about his own concerns with the current state of the game.
The video generate a lot of discussion on the topic, both among fans and pro players. In the aftermath, Seagull, Jayne, Surefour and xQc got together for what effectively became an impromptu podcast on the state of the game.
The discussion covered a variety of issues, including whether or not the problems with ranked could actually be fixed or if they were instead fundamental to the heavily team-based nature of Overwatch, and how Blizzard’s philosophy for the game effected potential solutions.
They also considered different systems that could potentially improve the state of the game – such as a six-versus-six ladder or a ban system – and how heavily different patches currently influence how the game has to be played.