Overwatch League gathering stats on the world’s best players
The Overwatch League is compiling a scouting report to help build teams of the world’s best Overwatch players. In an announcement from the Commissioner, Nate Nanzer, he stated that emails had been sent out to the best players to gather feedback.
Not everyone fits into this category, of course. Here’s how they evaluated who participated:
- A top-500 finish in Competitive Play (based on Skill Rating) in Overwatch Seasons 3 or 4 for any region
- A playoff finish in recent high-caliber tournaments such as APEX Season 2 or Premier Series 2017 Spring, or an invitation to Pacific Championship 2017 Season 1
- Other distinguishing qualifications indicative of top-tier talent, including but not limited to membership on an established professional Overwatch team
“The survey asked players to declare their interest in participating in the Overwatch League. If they were interested, the survey also asked them about their experiences and preferences and to grant permission to the Overwatch League to share their information with team owners,” Nanzer wrote.
He added, “In gathering and organizing this data, our intent is to provide teams with a useful tool to support a roster-building strategy; we are not saying that this information should override other important factors. Statistics, as we know, are only one piece of the puzzle in determining what makes an Overwatch player great, but we wanted to ensure that every great Overwatch player is presented to team owners on a level, transparent playing field for consideration.”
To finish it off, “Thank you for believing in us, and keep an eye out for more news coming soon.”