Florida Mayhem’s trick on the Overwatch 2 Circuit Royale map is an exploit and is illegal in Overwatch League matches.
Kodoani.com – The 5th season of Overwatch League started over the weekend and it took only 3 days to have a controversial moment. However, this bit of controversy has taken on a more hilarious form. Florida Mayhem played up to their name when they used a crazy trick from an attacker spawning Overwatch 2’s new Circuit Royale Convoy map to capture their opponent unbeknownst to them. However, this trick has been deemed illegal.
In the match against Paris Eternal, Mayhem chose a team consisting of Mei and Symmetra. From just outside the Circuit Royale attacker’s respawn room, they placed Mei’s Ice Wall skill on top of a roof, then placed Symmetra’s teleporter on top of the ice wall. This unexpected addition to the map architecture allows Mayhem to ascend and swoop down on their opponents on the other side, leaving them unnoticed as they wait for a more conventional attack to push through the point. the first choke of the map.
The match was allowed to continue as normal and Mayhem eventually won the map. But when they won, Jack “Jaws” Wright and Rosemary “Nekkra” Kelley disrupted the usual flow of an Overwatch League weekend accompanied by a message in the bottom third of the screen saying their attack round Mayhem must be played again. Overwatch league head Sean Miller explained in a tweet after the ruling was announced that using the Mei Wall and the Symmetra teleport device to reach inaccessible areas in this way is a trick and unauthorized.
Overwatch League analysts and coaches found the ruling in the rulebook, and it is believed to have a vague interpretation according to Florida Mayhem Head Coach Gunba. He also promised to consult the rule book before implementing any other unconventional strategies. The match was replayed using the Paris attack round as the base, but the Florida Mayhem ultimately still won the round.
While we understand this is a fun game, the verdict here is that using the Mei wall to get to locations unusable by Symmetra teleport is an exploit and has never been used. allowed in OWL matches. This rule was shared with teams and players prior to the start of the season.
Teams Overwatch League consists of some of the best skilled players in the world and they find any highly skilled playing advantage to win. But since the tournament is running on Overwatch 2 Beta, there is a possibility of more glitches and exploits that can be taken advantage of. This matchup may have turned out to be one of the best in Overwatch League history, but since it was illegal it could be no more than a dramatic clip in a gag clip.
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