So yeah, this happened at the start of the current Overwatch competitive season. One of the guys in my group of friends got a bronze rank after being silver last season and now he can’t play with a few of us.
Obviously, that kind of stinks.
I get the need to have proper competitive balance and that if there’s a large enough skill rating gap between players they shouldn’t be in the same comp match, but let’s be real here…
…there’s very little difference between a bronze and plat player in my opinion. I think anyone who says otherwise is kidding themselves. Sure there might be some differences in mechanical proficiency or positioning, but bronze through plat is filled with average players at best.
There is no one so skilled in that range that would ruin a competitive game.