The Overwatch League is set to introduce a new feature this weekend: The Hero Pool Rotation. Here's how it works.
What's A Hero Pool Rotation?
In other esports, like "League of Legends," there is a way to limit which heroes can be played. In LoL, each team has a series of "pick" and "bans," where they pick a hero for their team and ban a hero for both teams.
In "Overwatch," Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) has decided to take it into its own hands by banning four heroes each week from all forms of competitive play.
The bans are "based on play-rate data from the previous two weeks of Overwatch League matches," according to an Overwatch League statement. Only heroes that are played at least 10% are eligible for being banned.
Which Heroes Are Banned From Overwatch League This Week?
For the week of March 7-8, the four banned heroes are:
- McCree - DPS
- Widowmaker - DPS
- Reinhardt - Tank
- Moira - Support
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