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Overwatch League Hero Pool Rotation: What You Need To Know

The Overwatch League is set to introduce a new feature this weekend: The Hero Pool Rotation. Here's how it works.

Benzinga · 03/03/2020 17:14

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

Image Courtesy of OverwatchLeague.com