We've all witnessed extreme cases at some point in our Overwatch career. We all have our own coping mechanisms. Some people retaliate, some people ignore it. No matter what we try to do, it will get to us eventually.
A few days later, I met the Other Guy again in Competitive. This was the conversation that we had.
Other Guy : Dawn
Me : Yes
Other Guy : Guess what, I deleted him after we played that day
Other Guy : lmao
Me : Oh, did he get toxic on you as well?
Other Guy : Cause I told him why he scolded you
Other Guy : one trick
Other Guy : he said he don't care
Other Guy : so I removed him
Other Guy : he added me back but I rejected lol
Me : Ouch
Me : Do you know him personally?
Other Guy : No
Other Guy : but he's the most toxic fella ever
Other Guy : and you're so nice to say bye somemore after he scolded you
Other Guy : =.=
Me : Haha, well, one thing I learned from handling people like that is just to be nice. There's no point fighting back. I mean, he's not wrong that I am a OTP, but he's also not right that we lost because of that. Cause we had a Junkrat on our team, and the team didn't listen to my calls; we lost because of that. He was already on a losing streak, so when he got mad at me, I think it was more of an outburst rather than anything.
Other Guy : Yeah now he down to 2.9k
Other Guy : his fault
Me : I saw that he was on a losing streak... 12 games he lost, it made me think to myself. Cause after that, I actually solo queued and... I'll tell you later.
Had to stop since the match started.
Me : So yeah, after that game and scolding I got
Me : I solo q-ed
Me : and won twice on my own
Me : so, it kinda helped make me feel better, lol
Other Guy : Yah don't need such people in your friend list
Other Guy : I hate the fact that he started blaming you and shyt
Other Guy : so I told him off
Other Guy : idiot
Me : The thing about Competitive is that we have to understand sometimes we get good games, sometimes bad games
Other Guy : No, Dawn. For him it's gotta be good game all the way
Me : Yeah
Me : oh well
Other Guy : Can't climb with his negativity
Me : True
Other Guy : I wanted to tell you the other day
Other Guy : don't take what he said personally
Other Guy : he's just an idiot
Other Guy : when he loses a game
Me : Nah, I didn't
Other Guy : You did your best anyways
Me : It did suck, but grain of salt
Other Guy : Nah
Other Guy : you're fine :)
Me : But thanks anyways for defending me, though the delayed gratitude
Me : =)
Other Guy : You're most welcome, we'll play soon 'kays. Imma do some solo q
Other Guy : gtg after this :)
Me : Aight, all the best, glhf
Other Guy : Have fun :)
After five seasons of Competitive, I've become jaded. In the end, Overwatch is just a game. Competitive is just an egoistic hell. I am serious about trying to win my games, and my teammates are usually happy with my performance. When we lose, more often than not, it's due to trolls/throwers/toxic players. I usually ask for feedback from other players, and they all confess that they prefer to have a Mercy main like me on their team, able to give good calls and support.
However, I'm now on a break after confirming for myself the current state of Competitive. Games have been bad. I've watched top/professional players falling not because they played poorly, but simply because of the matchmaking and the mental state of some players they were matched with. I started the season with 90% win rate, and was comfortable for a while at 75% win rate. However, due to my stupidity of accepting to queue with people I know I shouldn't with, I've fallen too. I did meet nice players, but even that won't make things better. The trauma has set in that it's safer to just decay to 3000 SR. After all, this is a broken Competitive system where players with lackluster efforts or having less than 40% win rate can prance around in the higher ranks. We really can't fault some top/professional players for preferring to play other games, only returning weekly to fill their quota, with how Competitive is right now.
Don't let your SR dictate who you are as a player, don't let it consume your desire to achieve something. Unless Overwatch is part of your career, don't treat it like life or death. It's just a game, don't get upset over it. If it's not working out, find something else to play that doesn't trigger you, or have an alternate leisure activity when you have to take a break from the game.
Good luck, have fun, and take care, gamers.