We can “Avoid as teammate” if a player in the same team is annoying, throwing or nasty in any way. But it would be more useful to “avoid player” completely, both as teammate and opponent. That way we can prevent ending up in the same game as obvious smurfs, down-ranking bots and other players that ruin games.
That would eventually make smurfs queues very long as well, making them bored and to stop smurfing.
However, I’m sure that there would be quite a bit of “collateral damage”, I just like the idea to bore the s**t out of lame smurfs. I also doubt that Blizzard would make such a change, minding how much they have copied from Apex Legends.
Overwatch is basically a new smurf heaven, and I think Blizzard realized how much money there is from not just allowing smurfs, but also feeding them lowbies to make them enjoy OW2 and stay.
Just me thinking loud here