I’ve seen a lot of people mention this whole 1-2-1 thing. I don’t recall ever seeing bliz state that what it was always going to be. If i recall they said they would try it that way and see.
As for this weeks hero pool. It’s awful in the lower ranks and even worse on console. The biggest issue comes from Pharamercy being combo’d with Tracer or Reaper is hell. Move into the Higher ranks and it’s just dive comp all over again.
With a huge lack of consistent CC (Sombra’s hack, Mcree’s flash) Reaper and Tracer can just walk through the tanks. The obvious counter is Brig, but that leaves you with Brig solo healing as everyone’s running Pharamercy. Doom / Mei aren’t bad picks, but struggle with reduced tank peel.
Shield Tanks can’t peel for the healers, cover an uncontested Pharamercy and stay alive with reduced healing. Which basically makes it a requirement to run dive comp. I can’t believe that we’re only 3 hero pools in, and bliz is forcing everyone back into the dive meta. Honestly, I want to know, what exactly they where expecting and trying to test with this hero pool?
What they should really do is unban dva + sombra and ban Pharah & Orisa. That’d make for a far more interesting mix up in the meta. I’d be curious to see what would become the norm with no mcree, solider, pharah, orisa, widow or bapt. The reason I suggest banning Orisa and unbanning sombra is to avoid the bunker comp.