Blizzard has finally confirmed details regarding the permanent ban system being put in place that focuses on the Competitive Mode in Overwatch. The perma-ban system is set to kick off next Wednesday, September 27th. Community Manager Josh Engen revealed the details in depth on the official forums yesterday, outlining what a player has to commit in order to receive penalties and, worst case scenario, a perma-ban.
tl;dr players who receive three or more seasonal bans may be permanently banned from Competitive Play.
“For example, if a player earned seasonal bans in Seasons 2 and 4, and then earns another ban in Season 7, he or she will be eligible for a permanent ban from Competitive Play.”
In Competitive Play, leaving early or being kicked for inactivity during a match will make you ineligible to join a new competitive game until the original match has been completed or canceled. Players have the option to rejoin in-progress games; those who do not rejoin will receive a penalty.
If you leave or are kicked for inactivity within the first minute of the game, the entire match will be canceled and you will receive a penalty. The remaining players will receive neither a penalty nor a loss.
If you leave or are kicked for inactivity after the one-minute mark, you will be given two minutes to reconnect or rejoin the match. If you return, the match will resume normally. If not, you will receive a penalty and the remaining players will be given the option to leave without receiving a penalty (though they will still receive a loss).
I think this is good. Blizzard and other studios should be super-effing-strict with this stuff. I am so tired of assholes in competitive games.