from Norbert Rätz
After the Lunar New Year event recently came to an end, the 27th Ranked Ranked Season will begin shortly. Get ready to sharpen your skills, perfect your strategies and put your skills to the test!

Each Overwatch Ranked Season lasts two months, during which players can climb the leaderboards and increase their rankings. At the end of each competitive season, rewards such as competition points and exclusive sprays are distributed. High-ranking players can also indicate their placements in the regional top 500 leaderboards.

Season 26 went live on January 7th and brought some important changes to Ranked Mode. For the first time, VIP tickets were used to provide players with faster queuing times in exchange for participating in a "flex queue" system. There is still no official word from Blizzard on the success of the project, but waiting times have certainly been reduced on most levels of the game.

This season there was also a meta-shift away from the Sigma / Orisa "Double Shield" as both heroes were weakened. Season 26 was dominated by quick combos with wrecking ball and tracer and a revival of hitscan heroes like Ashe, McCree and Hanzo. In the last few weeks, however, there has been chaos at the highest level. This should happen after further changes to the hero balance and the start of the Overwatch League on April 16.

The 27th season starts on Thursday, March 4th, 2021. The new season begins without interruption immediately after the end of the 26th season. So play your last games before the time runs out!


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Overwatch: starting signal for the "Lunar New Year Event 2021"

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