Reinhardt Earns Play of the Game with Dubious Highlight

This Reinhardt received the play of the game without necessarily earning it.
This Reinhardt received the play of the game without necessarily earning it. / Courtesy of Blizzard

Blizzard worked hard on Overwatch's Play of the Game system, and sometimes that work shines through with a truly outstanding highlight from the match in question. Other times, it produces head-scratching results.

This clip, posted to the Overwatch subreddit Wednesday by u/AgentLizard01, falls firmly in the latter camp. It begins with AgentLizard01, playing Reinhardt, raising their shield and walking toward the enemy encampment at the end of Watchpoint: Gibraltar's last point.

Seeing an opportunity to push enemy players off the map, AgentLizard01 charges in and pins the enemy Reinhardt. Their charge doesn't last long enough, unfortunately, and they run out of steam in the middle of the enemy team. That should be a death sentence.

Instead, the enemy Reinhardt decides to pin them back, delivering them exactly back where they started the clip, alive and well, with no change in living players on either side.

Why this display of magnanimity on the enemy Reinhardt's part showed up as AgentLizard01's play of the game will mystify until the end of time.