The Florida Mayhem cheat on the Overwatch 2 Circuit Royale map is an exploit of the game and is illegal in Overwatch League matches.
Overwatch League Season 5 kicked off over the weekend and it only took 3 days for there to be a controversial moment. However, that bit of controversy has taken a more fun, medium-stakes form. Florida Mayhem lived up to its name by using an insane gimmick from the forward’s generation of overwatch 2 new Circuit Royale escort map to catch your opponents off guard. However, the game was ruled illegal.
In their match against Paris Eternal, Mayhem chose a team composition that included Mei and Symmetra. Outside the Circuit Royale attacker’s spawn room, they placed Mei’s Ice Wall skill on top of a roof, then placed Symmetra’s teleporter on top of the ice wall. This unexpected addition to the map’s architecture allowed Mayhem to reach high ground and drop on its opponents on the other side, taking them by surprise as they waited for a more conventional attack to get past the map’s initial choke point.
The match was allowed to continue as normal with Mayhem winning the map. But upon winning, pitchers Jack “Jaws” Wright and Rosemary “Nekra” Kelley interrupted the usual stream of an Overwatch League weekend accompanied by a message in the lower third of the screen stating that Mayhem’s attack round had to be repeated. because the play was a well-known feat in overwatch 2. Overwatch League boss Sean Miller explained in a tweet after the decision was announced that using the Mei Wall and Symmetra teleporter to reach inaccessible areas in this way was an exploit and not allowed.
Overwatch League coaches and analysts found the decision in the rulebook, and it is believed to have a vague interpretation according to Florida Mayhem head coach Gunba. He also promised to consult the rulebook before using any other unique strategies. The match was replayed using the Paris attacking round as the baseline, but Florida Mayhem ended up winning the round anyway. The team later joked that they beat Eternal 4-1 (first-3 is the usual win condition) and was the high point of a mixed weekend for one of the League’s most mischief-prone teams.
Overwatch League teams are made up of some of the most skilled players in the world and find any highly skilled game advantage to win. But how is the League working in overwatch 2 Beta, there is the potential for more flaws and exploits that can be leveraged. The play could have been one of the biggest standing plays in Overwatch League history, but since it’s illegal, it couldn’t be more than an impressive clip on a gag reel.
overwatch 2 is in development for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
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Source: Dot Esports
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