‘Illegal’ Overwatch 2 exploit causes Overwatch League team map to remodel

The return of the Watch League, Baby! The 2022 season kicked off with a cracking opening weekend that saw some close matches as well as some explosions. with the switch to Monitor 2 And adding some new maps, teams have some new tricks to employ.

We saw one of these during Sunday’s game between Florida Mayhem and Paris Eternal on Escort’s new Circuit Royal map. Mayhem’s team was the first to start the attack and blasted off with the DPS duo of Mei and Symmetra.

Instead of immediately escorting the payload, Chaos moved to the right side of the starting area. Checkmate placed the Mei Ice Wall on top of the rooftop of the building. Hydron then put Symm’s teleporter on top of that, and the whole team went over and over again. The Eternal was taken by surprise. Florida pulled three players out of Paris to win the team fight. (Playing begins at 2:57:35 in the embed below.)

Chaos managed to push the payload to the end of the map and looked like he would advance 2-1 at a pivotal point in the series after putting Eternal Offensive on the ice.

But then, evolution.

Just as Mayhem’s team celebrated their victory, word came from OWL officials that the Mei Wall/TP trick was an “illegal maneuver.” Florida was instructed to start their offensive again. After a long reset hiatus, Chaos still won the map after hitting the mark set by Paris (and went on to win the match 3-1).

According to Overwatch League president Sean Miller, OWL teams were aware that they were not allowed to use Mei’s Wall “to access unusable locations through the Symmetra teleport”. In other words, they can’t create a flat teleporter platform where no one should be.

Eternal Paris General Manager Molly “Avala” Kim She said OWL officials decided to force Florida to re-attack before her team asked to do so. Avala also noted that many other teams have identified the illegal tier, perhaps to avoid setting a precedent that would encourage other teams to try a similar rule-breaking strategy.

During the Mayhem reboot, their attack was actually moot, there’s a reason behind these rules. There is still debate about how OWL will handle the situation.

Florida coach Jordan “Jonpa” Graham said the team was unaware that their movement was classified as exploitation.

Some suggested that the map should have stopped immediately after Florida withdrew the class. “Instead, they let Florida rotate that map and maintain that defense momentum,” Redditor u/CENSORD_01 books.

That’s a fair point, as Paris was arguably at a disadvantage after essentially going from defense at the start of the map to attacking first without knowing the reset. There is an argument that it would have been better to restart the entire map.

Others claimed that players should not be punished for taking advantage of something in it Overwatch 2, for better or worse. “I hate this every time there is an error or abuse in any esports,” Kim McCauley, Director of Analytics at Angel City FC, chirp. “It should be legal for the developers to fix. Don’t penalize players for using an existing in-game mechanic.”

In an increasingly rare case of debates taking place in the court of public opinion, both sides have valid and fair points. I’m in the middle. I understand why the rule exists. It seems reasonable enough.

But for me it is against the core Note and watch The principle of teamwork. especially now Monitor 2 Putting more emphasis on individual impact, this was a nice reminder of how important teamwork is.

Even if it was an illegal move.

Thanks, dot sports.


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