If you watched any of the recent stage of Overwatch League, you’ll know exactly what the GOATS meta is, and why it’s about time that Blizzard did something about it.
For those a little shakey on their pro-level Overwatch, GOATS is (or was) a team composition which consisted of players picking three tank heroes and three healers – typically D.Va, Zarya, Reinhardt, Moira, Lúcio and Brigitte – and named for the Overwatch Contenders team that first used it to storm their way to victory.
It was a stupidly strong combination, so strong in fact that the best way to counter it was just to play GOATS against it. Unfortunately, this led to match after match after match of watching what was pretty much the same thing every time you tuned into an Overwatch League stream. However, thanks to a leak on the official Overwatch League website, the reign of GOATS and its stale gameplay is no more.