Blizzard have added a new competitive game mode to Overwatch.
Elimination is one of Overwatch's arcade modes, in which the goal, as the name may suggest, is to eliminate the enemy team.
In "Lockout" mode, which is the version that will be played in the competitive playlist, the winning team's heroes are removed from the hero pool after each round, meaning that once a hero has been used to win it can not be selected again for the duration of the game.
This is the second short-term competitive season Blizzard have brought to Overwatch this year.
Shortly afterwards, Jeff Kaplan responded to requests for additional competitive modes, stating that Blizzard meant to do more. This is the first additional competitive playlist since then.
Competitive Elimination is live now, and will run until 0:00 UTC on May 8 (17:00 PDT on May 7).
The "Lockout" rule in place, so once a team wins with a hero it becomes unavailable for that team for the duration of the match.
Designer Scott Mercer said in the announcement that all previous Elimination maps will be available to play in this season, and Ayutthaya has been added as well.