Overwatch has recently announced that they are adding a new way to queue up for games. This new mode will be similar to the one League of Legends has recently added where you will queue up for a game depending on which role your are intending to play.
With this addition, if you are going to play with this queue, there will be a 2-2-2 lock on roles. This means that no matter who is in the game there will be two players on each role.
Game Director Jeff Kaplan gives an in-depth look at Overwatch’s new Role Queue system, which allows players to select their role before the match even begins.— Overwatch (@PlayOverwatch) July 18, 2019
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League of Legends Role Queue: Compare and Contrast to Overwatch Role Queue
One similarity between the two games is that your rank will be depending on what role you are playing. So if you play a game as a DPS character in Overwatch, only your damage skill rating will be affected by the game.
A difference is that Overwatch will be tracking the best 500 players across each role as well as to the top 500 average combined players.
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