So Blizzards Overwatch League preseason is now over and it gave us all a little taste of what
we can expect when the league tries to take over the world of ESports in January.
I had a lot of fun watching the Overwatch League preseason and felt that the new spectator
mode actually worked really well. It let you see what was going on well and the team colors
that give each team their own personality were a lot of fun.
As far as I could tell each team had a player controlling Mercy, but this was one character
that was not really focused on during battles. Playing as Mercy is something that I simply
cannot do as I suck at being a healing, but I have played a ton of Overwatch (not at the level
of these guys of course) so I know who having a skilled Mercy player on your team can make
all the difference.
I have read some articles where people are complaining that the work of a skilled Mercy
player goes largely unnoticed in the Overwatch League. I think that kind of sucks and is a bit
unfair to the people who play as Mercy, but the fact of the matter is watching someone go
around healing people is nowhere near as much fun as watching as skilled Widow Maker
player take down a bunch of people with well timed headshots!
I get this, but at the same time, I can really appreciate just how important Mercy is to these
pro Overwatch teams and honestly I feel that the teams who are going to do the best in the
Overwatch League are the ones that have a Mercy player who knows exactly what they are