Half-Blind Gamer Hits Major Milestone in Overwatch 2’s Competitive Mode

A half-blind streamer recently reached a milestone in Overwatch 2‘s competitive mode, in which players are ranked in certain tiers like Bronze or Silver, marking a major achievement in his Overwatch 2 ranked experience. What makes the streamer’s achievement so remarkable is the fact that he has been half-blind since he was just three years old due to a detached retina. The streamer shared clips of his performance, in which he usually plays as Overwatch 2 characters Cassidy and Widowmaker, both known for requiring precision to play well for their team.


The Overwatch franchise has featured a ranked mode since its original entry dating back to 2016. In the original Overwatch players couldn’t start playing the ranked mode until they reached level twenty-five out of fifty. Blizzard has altered the conditions for competitive mode in Overwatch 2, instead requiring players to win or lose a certain number of matches before placing them in a tier with other players of comparable skill. The ranking system is broken up into seven tiers: Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum, Diamond, Master, Grandmaster and Top 500. The majority of Overwatch 2 players are ranked in the Bronze, Silver and Gold tiers, making the streamer’s milestone all the more incredible.

The streamer took in question, MarshalMommy, took to Reddit to share a compilation of his favorite Overwatch 2 competitive moments in which his impressive skills as the characters Cassidy and Widowmaker are showcased. During the almost three-minute-long clip, he manages to pull off several difficult headshots and multi kills. Also featured in the video post is a brief explanation of his status as half-blind, in which he provides evidence of his condition to dispel people accusing him of lying. MarshalMommy managed to achieve the rank of Master, a tier that very few Overwatch 2 competitive players ever reach.

Attaining Master rank in Overwatch 2 is a time-consuming process, as to even unlock competitive mode players have to win fifty matches in quick play. After players begin their ranked experience they’ll be assigned a placement ranking, which updates after every seven wins or twenty losses, whichever happens first. This is a unique ranking system as other games such as Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege typically update player tiers after each consecutive match.

MarshalMommy reaching Master tier is a remarkable feat without even considering the disadvantage he’s at playing half-blind. Although he does use hitscan focused characters, which means their attacks hit others instantly rather than act as projectiles, this doesn’t detract from his feat at all. The streamer still managed to climb the various ranks of Overwatch 2‘s ranked mode, reaching a tier that few players manage to climb to.

Overwatch 2 is now available on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

Source: Gamerant

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