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The first Season of Overwatch's Competitive Play will come to an end later today.

Here is what you should know about the schedule of the Season's end and its rewards:

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Hey, everyone.

With the first season of Competitive Play coming to an end very soon, we wanted to lay out a few key dates and important pieces of information regarding the upcoming season roll.

DATE AND TIMES

Season 1 will officially end on Wednesday, August 17 at 5:00 p.m. PT (August 18 at 12:00 a.m. UTC). For time zone assistance, and to see when Season 1 will end in your region, visit thetimezoneconverter.com.

Season 2 is currently scheduled to launch on September 6, but this could shift as we continue to work on system improvements. We will be sure to share the exact date and time as we get closer to its release.

SEASON 1 REWARDS

If you completed your placement matches during Season 1, you will eligible to receive a special spray and player icon. These will be unlocked automatically when you log into your account the first time after the season ends. If at any point during the season you managed to break into the Top 500 players on your platform (and in your region), you’ll receive an extra player icon and animated spray on top of the other seasonal rewards.

Aside from sprays and icons, you’ll also receive a number of Competitive Points based on the maximum skill rating you achieved during the season.

Here’s the Skill Rating (SR) to Competitive Point (CP) breakdown for Season 1:

  • SR 0-39: 10 CPs
  • SR 40-45: 20 CPs
  • SR 46-49: 40 CPs
  • SR 50-52: 60 CPs
  • SR 53-55: 80 CPs
  • SR 56-59: 120 CPs
  • SR 60-64: 200 CPs
  • SR 65+: 300 CPs

STAY TUNED!

Throughout Season 1, we’ve been listening to the community and modifying our plans based on your feedback. We really appreciate hearing your opinions, and can’t thank you enough for taking the time to help us make Overwatch better.

We’re excited about the future of Competitive Play, and we'll be talking more about Season 2 in the coming weeks. Until then, keep your eyes on playoverwatch.com, as well as our Twitter and Facebook pages for the latest news.

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Meanwhile, Jeff Kaplan has announced major changes coming in Season 2 in this developer update. As these line are written, a new patch has literally just hit the PTR; the patch contains Season 2 testings. We will keep you up-to-date about this development.

How did you find Overwatch's first Season? What did you like and what did you hate about it? Do you have any suggestions for improvements? Share them with us in the comments below!

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Season 1 was awful for me. I started at rank 51 after placements, went up to 54, then I lost so many games and dropped to 28! where people don't even know the basics of the game, bastion and torb on attack, no healers, no tanks, you could find anything there. and then after zenyatta buffs, I only played zen and went up to 49 again!  And yesterday I lost some games again and went down to 37.

I don't even know what my skill rating is, Why am I keep going down to where people don't play seriously? Where people curse you for telling them to pick another hero because it's not working? And if I'm THAT bad, why did I reach 50 again? 

This also happened to me in Heroes of the Storm, but it's better now after the ranked revamp. I hope it gets better in overwatch too. atleast you stay in your league as jeff kaplan mentioned.

As always solo queue in Blizzard games is a mistake. But the matchmaking was broken in S1 for sure.

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8 hours ago, mnime said:

Season 1 was awful for me. I started at rank 51 after placements, went up to 54, then I lost so many games and dropped to 28! where people don't even know the basics of the game, bastion and torb on attack, no healers, no tanks, you could find anything there. and then after zenyatta buffs, I only played zen and went up to 49 again!  And yesterday I lost some games again and went down to 37.

I don't even know what my skill rating is, Why am I keep going down to where people don't play seriously? Where people curse you for telling them to pick another hero because it's not working? And if I'm THAT bad, why did I reach 50 again? 

This also happened to me in Heroes of the Storm, but it's better now after the ranked revamp. I hope it gets better in overwatch too. atleast you stay in your league as jeff kaplan mentioned.

As always solo queue in Blizzard games is a mistake. But the matchmaking was broken in S1 for sure.

Solo queuing support main here. Placements put me at 41 with 10 games as support, went 1-9. Played Pharah/Genji almost exclusively to get to a season high of 62, started playing support again since I find the other roles boring - went straight back down to 49. Stopped playing competitive after that, hopefully S2 will be better.

Guess I either have to find a group to queue with as support or just give up playing it!

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17 hours ago, Blainie said:

Solo queuing support main here. Placements put me at 41 with 10 games as support, went 1-9. Played Pharah/Genji almost exclusively to get to a season high of 62, started playing support again since I find the other roles boring - went straight back down to 49. Stopped playing competitive after that, hopefully S2 will be better.

Guess I either have to find a group to queue with as support or just give up playing it!

I heard a lot of rumors, specially on some popular streams, that playing support or tank gives you less skill ratings. On the other hand you can rank up faster if you play damage. 

We see more "play of the game"s from healers recently, but  the fact that it's harder to climb up as a healer main is just forcing ppl to avoid picking support in solo queue.

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9 minutes ago, mnime said:

I heard a lot of rumors, specially on some popular streams, that playing support or tank gives you less skill ratings. On the other hand you can rank up faster if you play damage. 

We see more "play of the game"s from healers recently, but  the fact that it's harder to climb up as a healer main is just forcing ppl to avoid picking support in solo queue.

It really sucks. There was a test done by a group of guys  where they queued up as a full group and the support player was 5+ ranks below the lowest of the other players. It's ridiculous when a healer is so important to the team..

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