Have you had enough of memes and gifs on the front page of Reddit? Some folks from the competitive Overwatch community think so. On Tuesday, a petition was created to help "fix" the enormous amount of posts that populate the Overwatch subreddit. 


Get ready for the salt.

The article goes on to explain that they enjoy the funny memes, Terry Crews' theory-threads, and DSPStanky videos like the rest of us, but overall, they want the community to see the many facets of the Overwatch community. Specifically, the more stylistic pro/esport scene that has a much smaller following on the /r/CompetitiveOverwatch subreddit. 

 

They go on to suggest ideas that are enforced on other subreddits of the same nature, "In other competitive titles, Reddit moderators have implemented rules where gifs and images must be made as self-posts, which assists greatly in reducing the volume of these types of media on the front page."

The petition has gained the support of many pro players like Lucas "Mendokusaii" Håkansson and Timo "Taimou" Kettunen. 


The god-like hitscan player made his voice known in the comment section; "I'm Taimou from Team EnVyUs and I'd love to see OW Esports get the recognition it deserves!"

I understand both sides, but as a massive esport fan, I'm definitely leaning towards the petition. 


It will be beneficial for everyone to see the more analytical and long-form pieces that populate other Overwatch subreddits and allow players to expand on the playstyle nature of the game. 


We all love Overwatch for different reasons and there is nothing wrong with limiting the hundreds of similar posts to make room for a different style. Look, Reddit isn't perfect and even the more "diverse" subreddits of Counter-Strike and League of Legends have glaring issues, but I think this change is for the better. 



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