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Overwatch League chose Week 9 bans in a bizarre way and gave fans exactly what they wanted

A cat by the name of Nori was in charge of selecting next week OWL bans and he managed to pick the one hero everyone wished to be out of the pool: Mei.
Overwatch League chose Week 9 bans in a bizarre way and gave fans exactly what they wanted
Overwatch League made its online return after almost a month on standby thanks to the Covid-19 pandemic, bringing with it the last selection of hero bans made back at the beginning of March.

After two weeks of removing characters from the selectable pools, people in the community - from fans to analysts, and players alike - eagerly waited for one specific hero to be out of rotation, finally getting rewarded when Mei's name popped up on the OWL stream.

 

 

The hero turned out to be a cat named Nori owned by Soe Gschwind, a member of OWL's broadcast team.

Unable to use the usual container from the past selections, Soe placed the tickets on the floor and made a selection based on which one his cat touched.

Despite the unorthodox method, the bans were generally well-received, mainly of course, since it finally excluded Mei from professional Overwatch, if only for a week.

 

 

There's a multitude of reasons regarding Mei's general hate, ranging from her being a boring character to play and spectate to his overpowered kit already being part of the standard meta, before the inclusion of hero bans.

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For Week 9 alongside Mei, Wrecking Ball, Brigitte, and yet again, McCree are the heroes out of the rotation.

Overwatch League is set to return next weekend with no confirmed matches after Blizzard removed the online schedule from their official site.