'Overwatch' Fans Really Like D.Va
Yesterday on the Overwatch forums, game designer Jeff Kaplan shared a list of the top 10 most-played heroes for each skill tier as of the start of Season 9. Korean gamer and mech pilot D. Va is the most popular pick. Healers Moira and Mercy are fan-favorites too. Heroes who didn't make the list include the recently buffed Sombra, Widowmaker, Symmetra, and Doomfist. Surprisingly, Pharah didn't make the cut as well.
Kaplan posted the list in response to an Overwatch player who claimed the concept of "trickle down meta" isn't real. People don't play the heroes that are popular with esports professionals, like Tracer, Genji, Winston, Zenyatta, and McCree, the poster says. But, all of those heroes do appear on Kaplan's list, which means esports does likely have some effect on what heroes fans choose to play themselves.