At last it looks like Blizzard are finally bringing role queue into competitive games for Overwatch.
What this means is there will team setup of 2-2-2 (2 Tanks, 2 DPS, 2 Healers) and even better you will be able to have different ranking for each class. For example you could be a gold tank, bronze dps and Plat Healer or in my case Bronze in all three.
This is currently still in Public Test Realm (PTR) but should go live for the next season of competitive, this is something that has been needed for a very long time. To often in the games I have played 4 dps characters instalock themselves in place leaving only 1 tank and 1 healer.
This setup can sometimes work but if you ask them to change away from DPS they will say the are getting “gold” stats, which is meaningless if you are losing the game (rant over)
Please see the article below for more in depth information:
Also a new Tank was announced – Sigma, I have played him briefly in the PTR, very fun so far. He is a new Shield tank with some offensive abilities, we have been needing a another shield tank for a while now so this will be a welcome addition: