Watchpoint Radio #23: Unraveling the SR Mystery and Stopping (N)Ana

Many are still trying to work out exactly how Overwatch’s Skill Rating system works. A new theory has caught our attention, and while Bond is gone for this episode, Jaa and Mikey talk about how close their experiences come to this theory (spoiler alert, not that close). It seems that many groups of people are experiencing the SR system differently. Last week we talked about someone who was getting 40 points per game on average, while many in the community are left with a cold feeling when one loss wipes away two or three wins for them.

While on the subject of season 2, we also talk about Jeff Kaplan’s response on leaver penalties. For the most part we agree, but Jaa seems to think we need a harsher penalty for leavers. Mikey talks a bit about how he has had to abandon Mercy recently for Ana, mainly because it’s hard to find people that will protect Mercy when she needs it. We also discuss Ana’s ult, something that can be a game changer for many. What do you do when you see a glowing red Reinhardt coming your way? There are many ways to deal with Ana’s Nano boost, but we discuss our favorite and most effective methods.

All that and more on this episode of Watchpoint Radio.


Jarret is Executive Director as well as one of the founding members of Mash Those Buttons. He plays all types of games, but tends to lean more toward FPS, Stealth, and Racing Games. Currently too involved in Overwatch.

Mikey has been living in a country town all his life, and can not wait to break free of the small town enviroment. He is currently working on his Bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems, and works part time for the University. Mikey has been growing up with games in his life since the time he was able to hold a controller. Mikey's favorite thing about video games are the stories that are told through them. To him there is nothing like a tightly woven story where he can escape his re