Everything You Must Know About Overwatch Competitive Play Season 3
If you’re an avid player, you undoubtedly noticed that Competitive Play wasn’t completely disabled when Season 2 ended last week. Instead, it was replaced with an Off-Season mode, which allows you to continue using the Competitive Play ruleset without your skill rating being affected.
Blizzard Entertainment is expecting each off-season to last about seven days, after which everyone will need to complete their placement matches for the new season.
Skill Rating Changes
After giving the Skill Rating system a major overhaul in Season 2, we noticed both the Gold and Platinum tiers were significantly overpopulated. This meant that some players were initially achieving inappropriately high skill ratings and then experiencing a downward adjustment within the first few matches of the season. This also meant that competition within the Gold and Platinum tiers could vary widely from match to match.
Learn more about Competitive Play Season 3 on Overwatch site.