With a lack of Overwatch news we have the opportunity to talk about who should control balance, and the problems with the current competitive system.

Who should control the balance?

There is some chatter on the forums right now regarding pros controlling balance. Some agree, but many don’t. Who should control the balance? Unlike most competitive games, Overwatch isn’t dominated by its competitive players and has seen most of its success due to its high number of casual players. Does this mean the casuals should be important to balance changes?

The current competitive system.

It was a bit of a shock that no changes came with Season 9, even though Overwatch’s ranked system definitely needs work. We talk about the various issue affecting competitive and what can be done to fix it.


Jarret Redding

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 Combat games.

Bob Schissler

IT System Engineer by day, avid gamer by night! Bob has been gaming his entire life and first started standing on a chair playing the arcade version of Super Mario Bros. Now he plays all kinds of games but focuses mainly on Overwatch.

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