In this continuation from Part 1 of What’s Your Sign?, we find out which signs have the most concentration of DPS and Tank players. We also learn more information about the last 6 signs in the zodiac and the players who best represent those signs!
At the top of the DPS players is Aries, typically an adventurous, energetic, courageous and confident person. These are usually people that just get to the point and get on with things. Aries ruling planet is Mars, the god of war; they are often intrepid and aggressive, which they definitely need in team fights.
Leo has the exact same amount of players as Aries. Leos are known for being enthusiastic, confident, bold and ambitious, so very similar to Aries. Leo is represented by the lion, and these spirited fire signs are the kings and queens of the celestial jungle. A perfect representation of DPS players, as they are usually the star players in their respective teams.
At the third rank are the Capricorns again, which might seem like the opposite of the Aries. But don’t let this fool you, Capricorns are running deep. In addition to what was covered above for Support, they are also hard working and very intelligent, and even though they’re often seen as stubborn, they simply know what they want. And they love to have plans. What better attributes could you wish for, when you need the right positioning and the right moment for a Deadeye, Dragonblade or Rocket Barrage? You plan, wait for the right moment, and execute.
DPS Roles: Hitscan, Projectile, Flex
It makes sense that Aries as well as Leo are the Flex roles, as both belong to the element of fire. These signs usually have an enormous passion and seek enlightenment; they hunt for those experiences that really get them lit up. And how could you do this better than by playing every possible DPS role to a high level?
The rest of the roles seem to be very evenly split, if not for the fact that Aquarius, Gemini, Libra, as well as Sagittarius, show only Hitscan players.
Interestingly, all three signs, besides Sagittarius, are air signs, which are usually tied to intellect. So these signs are smart thinkers and handle abstract reasoning well. They also excel at processing thoughts with lighting fast speed and are good communicators. This might be a good point when it comes to playing Hitscan heroes.
Sagittarius, Scorpio and Cancer are our top Tank Zodiac signs, with five players for each sign.
The Scorpio is mostly seen as determined, forceful, powerful and intuitive, as well as observant. They are incredibly strong people; this is why they confront difficult situations and leave people reeling. Sound like a Reinhardt just charging in and going swinging?
The Sagittarius, on the other hand, is enthusiastic, adventurous, independent and strong-willed. They are not afraid to step away from the pack and are often natural born leaders. This also describes tank players very well, who need to be in the frontlines and lead their team to engage fights, as well as scout and protect the back line.
The people born under the Cancer sign are highly intuitive and empathetic. They are deeply complex people and are practically psychic. Cancers are also sympathetic and attached to people they keep close. This again makes for a great Tank, they are there to protect and keep their teammates close, but they also have to engage, a complex task to find the right balance for. And being a psychic is a perfect attribute for the Reinhardt mind games.
Main Tank/Off Tank
The Main Tank role mostly lies with Aquarius and Aries, which weren’t the highest before. So why are these roles the “better” Main Tanks?
Both signs are independent, a bit selfish, adventurous and insensitive. Mostly, they are rather different, Aquarius being an air sign, which means more leaning towards the intellectual side, being a visionary, while Aries is a fire sign, which is all about passion and physical things (likes to do stuff). All of these attribute fare rather well with the Main Tank role, being aggressive but on the other hand able to plan your moves well.
The Off Tank role is very evenly split between the signs, but Pieces and Aquarius don’t have any Off Tank players. It does make sense that these two signs might enjoy being the more direct protector of their team, as both are very compassionate and care deeply for others. In addition, these signs are also linked to creation, and as a Main Tank they do “create” space.
Personality Of The Signs In Detail
Let’s have a more in-depth look at the last six Zodiac signs and their most fitting representatives.
Libra – “I balance”
Bani, Carpe, Fate, Note, OGE, Pine, Void
Strengths: Social, diplomatic, charming, gracious, intelligent, idealistic
Weaknesses: Indecisive, gullible, easily influenced, changeable
The seventh sign of the zodiac, Libras, are known for their diplomatic nature. Gracious, fair, and balanced, Libra is among the most social and popular signs of the zodiac! Libras love excitement, new situations, adventure and the unusual. They welcome change and embrace it with enthusiasm.
Libras are blessed with a natural sense of right and wrong, making them very focused on justice, honesty, and fairness. They are able to put themselves in other’s shoes and see things through another person’s point of view. Libras excel at crafting compromises and effecting mediation between others. They study every angle of a situation before making a decision. They really are out to do what is best for all. Libras are master strategists and organizers.
The social Libra is always happiest with a large group of friends and make friends with people from all walks of life. They are great at getting along with people, everyone likes a Libra. They like the attention and the admiration for the people that they have brought together.
A name that would instantly pop into mind for this description. He seems like a very social person and also is very enthusiastic, even when his team did not do well. He seemed like an anchor, bringing balance and harmony to his team. During the Grand Finals he wanted to meet with Jayne, and when he streams he is mostly duoing with someone, so meeting and making friends with people from all walks of life and getting along with them seems fitting for him.
Another very social person, who is friends with a lot of different people. He thinks about himself as an opinionated person, likes talking and enjoys the spotlight he is getting. On the other hand he tries to get the spotlight on his teammates as well. Bani also doesn’t mind to switch heroes or roles if needed, he is a selfless person and always tries to compliment his teammates. He is the macro tracker, so keeping track of which ultimates have been used, which are available, what the next plan of action is, and so on. Perfect for the strategic and organized Libra.
Scorpio – “I desire”
Arhan, BigGoose, Cocco, iRemiix, Kalios, Mickie, Profit, Surefour, Wekeed, Zunba
Strengths: Resourceful, passionate, independent, seductive, determined, powerful
Weaknesses: Distrusting, jealous, secretive, obsessive
The eighth sign of the zodiac, Scorpios, are known as the sign of extremes and intensity. They are very deep, intense people, there is always more than meets the eye – Scorpio is a mystery to most! They like to question everything and work hard at making sense of things.
They present a cool, detached and unemotional air to the world, yet, lying underneath is tremendous power, extreme strength, intense passion and a strong will. Scorpions are able to accomplish anything they put their mind to and they never quit or surrender. They are excellent leaders because they are very dedicated at what they do and have a persistent drive. If anyone can get a difficult task done, it’s a Scorpio. Whether in business or play, Scorpios love to compete. Indeed to do well, they must have an opponent.
Scorpios are known to be dominating, controlling and too ambitious, but only because they need control for this makes them feel safe. The person that a Scorpio respects and holds close is treated with amazing kindness, loyalty and generosity. Their secretiveness and mystery magnetically draws people to them. And even though they want to know everything about everyone, they are not social butterflies like some other zodiac signs.
Everyone would probably agree that Surefour is one of the most mysterious players in the Overwatch League. During the AMA with Analynn (Director of Social Media and Community for the Gladiators) she was asked who the biggest troll in the team is. Surefour was one of them: “…HUGE troll and it’s hard for me to ever get a serious answer from him”. He does present himself as this cool and detached person on stage, and loves to write random things on Twitter, that don’t seem to make a lot of sense. Mostly known as Tracer and McCree pre-OWL, he made the swap to Widowmaker, so his dedication shines through.
While maybe not as mysterious as Surefour, iRemiix wants to engage and command. With a main tank role this is exactly what he does now. He did not have an easy time to secure himself a spot in the OWL, as during the tryout process a hurricane hit his home in Puerto Rico and he was left without internet and phone signal. iRemiix did not give up and managed to turn the situation around (with the help of Brad, former San Francisco Shock Head Coach). He definitely got a lot of determination. This persistent drive also helped him to go above and beyond to play in the finals for his team.
Sagittarius – “I see”
Akm, Avast, Custa, Fiveking, Fragi, Fury, Hotba, Jjonak, Nomy, Striker, Zappis
Strengths: Adventurous, idealistic, good-humored, honest, straightforward
Weaknesses: Very impatient, blunt, blindly optimistic, careless
The ninth sign of the zodiac, Sagittarius, has a very positive outlook on life. They have vibrant personalities and enjoy meeting new people. Sagittarius is a born adventurer, and loves solo travel and exploration. Sagittarius-born are able to transform their thoughts into concrete actions and they will do anything to achieve their goals.
They are full of curiosity and they always look forward to the future, never dwelling on the past. Driven by a constant need to explore and expand its mind, heart, and awareness to the fullest extent, Sagittarians won’t sit still for long and yearn for adventure and welcome change with open arms.
Sagittarians are born entertainers and conversationalists and make excellent friends because of their encouraging, positive nature and their kind heart. Sagittarius isn’t afraid to step away from the pack, and is a natural born leader who goes after what he or she wants, regardless of what other people think. These people speak their mind and don’t hold anything back.
Adventurous is the keyword to describe Custa. To pursue his Overwatch career, he took his savings and moved to Canada to be where he has a better chance to go pro. Always looking at the bright side of live, this worked quite well for him. Also one of the personalities that can express themselves and their thoughts very well in interviews. Sagittarius are natural born leaders, which also fits quite well with Custa, who took this role naturally after joining the Los Angeles Valiant.
He is a vibrant personality for sure, always full of energy and trying to hype the crowd – a born entertainer. He’s certainly not a coward when facing even the most stacked of teams. On his Reinhardt he can be reckless in both action and words. Never holding back and speaking his mind, the perfect example of a Sagittarius. On the other hand he is a pretty positive personality and is always uplifting his team.
Capricorn – “I use”
Agilities, Ark, DayFly, Gesture, Gido, IDDQD, Kariv, Sado, Saebyeolbe, Shadowburn, silkthread, Unkoe, Xushu
Strengths: Responsible, disciplined, resourceful, practical, ambitious, patient
Weaknesses: Know-it-all, grudging, pessimistic, rigid
The 10th sign of the zodiac, the Capricorn, is marked by a very active mind, strong powers of concentration and likes being in control. Capricorns are loners but they also need to feel appreciated and are very concerned with their public standing and their prestige.
Capricorns are very ambitious, hard-working people, always pursuing something, and they will stop at nothing to reach their goal. They have an excellent sense of time, are extremely patient and will wait a long time for something they want. Their personality is geared towards that of leadership and achievement. Capricorns tend to survey a situation before leaping in, they will never make a hasty jump in. They need structure and get used to change only slowly.
Self-sufficiency is often mistaken for coldness; they are not as cold as they seem, they just like to do everything themselves. This way there is no worry about something not finished or not done properly. But the Capricorn is a strong friend, always there to help and very sympathetic and caring. They will get someone back on their feet again with a steady plan for success and for all this, they expect nothing in return.
He seems like a good Capricorn fit. He does come across cold, but behind this sits a very ambitious person. Structure seems to be his thing, as it seems he works better in a structured environment (compared to Valiant, where they tried a lot of different rosters shuffles). While mostly playing Zen, he takes track of ultimates so he can plan ultimate usage for his own team. Even though he as a “reputation” of sometimes being toxic, he is always supportive when it comes to his friends and teammates. You can also find him playing ranked with Soon or AKM, making jokes and cheering them up.
Another person that gives you this first impression of “coldness”. When playing Genji he usually holds on to his Dragonblades until the exact right time to use it. He comes in with a plan and executes it in a structured way. He likes to have a plan for his Genji and wants to be unpredictable for the enemy team. Shadowburn will always adapt his playstyle from passive to aggressive, depending on the enemy, after he has assessed the situation. Mostly his advice is to always think about your play, how to use your ultimate and being patient to wait for the right moment.
Aquarius – “I know”
Gambler, Gamsu, Janus, Kellex, neptuno, numlocked, Soon
Strengths: Loyal, original, independent, humanitarian, intelligent, honest
Weaknesses: Unemotional, intractable, uncompromising, aloof
Aquarius is the 11th sign of the zodiac. Aquarians don’t really care what others think about them. They take each opportunity they have and work towards formulating new ideas – they know exactly what they want to be doing in the future. They are progressive thinkers and are great at forming new ideologies and theories.
Their dual nature creates a unique, intellectual, and social individual who cares deeply for community and mankind. Ruled more by the head than the heart, Aquarius’ brilliant ideas and visionary plans inspire us all to raise the bar in our everyday lives. They’re experts at garnering the support they need to instigate change. While being verbally skilled and very witty, they observe people and learn how to interact with others through observation. As a result, they can deal with any type of personality and adapt to any situation.
Conventional people beware, they like to shock and deviate from the norm, this is how they live. Beneath the detached, unemotional exterior lies a kind hearted friend that will go out of their way to help another. They love to make people laugh and cheer people up and it makes them feel good. Aquarians want other people to notice and appreciate them.
One of the best Mercy players in the league, which often comes with the title of “Battle Mercy”. He has found a way to utilize her pistol while still providing enough healing for his team and it worked out pretty well. That he cares deeply for his friends showed in his past. Playing Counter Strike with his friends, they were one of the best team around. Even though he got a lot of offers from the best teams, he remained true to his friends and continued to play with them. In general he really enjoys interacting with others, one of his sign’s traits.
He is another player that has his very unique style and likes to play independent heroes (like Tracer and Widowmaker). Playing his heroes in an intelligent way, he can always rely on outsmarting enemies if he cannot out-skill them mechanically. He is constantly using his intelligence to pull plays that have a high impact on the game. While being nervous in interviews, he does relax when he is comfortable and likes to entertain on his stream in a witty sort of way.
Pisces – “I believe”
Architect, Chipshajen, Fissure, Hydration, Miro, sinatraa, Sky, snillo, Tobi, Zebbosai
Strengths: Compassionate, imaginative, sensitive, intuitive, kind
Weaknesses: Fearful, overly trusting, Self-pitying, oversensitive, escapist
Pisces is the 12th and last sign of the zodiac. “Understanding” is a most appropriate keyword for this gentle, affectionate sign. People born under this sign are extremely sensitive and reserved. They are also very good listeners and friends. Extremely creative, they can use their skills and their understanding of people to inspire others.
Easygoing and generally accepting of others around them, Pisceans are often found in the company of a variety of different personalities. The emotional Fishes are filled with so much compassion and empathy, they often put others’ needs before their own. A Pisces is comforting to be around and will go out of their way to help a friend. They do not like rejection and they try to treat others the way they want to be treated.
While not likely to be the leader, this sign’s presence is strong and vibrant in any cause they put their hearts into. They are not the pushovers that they may seem, in fact they have strength of character and will stand up for what they believe in. Pisces have an intuitive and psychic ability more than any other zodiac signs. They trust their gut feelings and learn quickly that their hunches are usually correct.
Probably one of the most reserved players in the Overwatch League. He likes playing the main support (even before Overwatch), fitting for the caring and supportive nature of Pisces. As with his personality, his playstyle on Ana always has been more defensive than aggressive. Chipshajen is also a very easy going person that gets along well with most people. He has been playing in teams with a lot of different personalities (EnvyUs, Dallas Fuel, World Cup Team Sweden) and being accepting of others is another of his Zodiac’s traits.
He comes across as a very passionate personality who does care about people. He understood the struggle of the LA Gladiators, and turned the team around, inspiring them to be even better players. As a main tank, he comes into the game with a strong and vibrant presence and takes care of his team. But also outside of the game, he does not back down and stands for what is right. Like his tweets where he tried to defend himself against the rumor of wanting to leave the team.
Conclusion/Author’s Note: Honestly, I would have thought this might be a bit easier, but I found it rather hard at times. Not knowing the personalities of most players, besides the odd interview or video, it was often not easy to evaluate most of them. It is much easier to pin down a person’s zodiac when spending a lot of time with them and really getting to know them. Either way, I still had a lot of fun researching and it inspired myself to go a bit deeper into the matter. I really hope you enjoyed reading this article, and if there is enough interest, I do have some more graphs to share – I can even do a Chinese Zodiac article, which also gives some interesting insights.
Special thanks to Vaitalla and mizliz, who helped and inspired me when I struggled.
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In this continuation from Part 1 of What’s Your Sign?, we find out which signs have the most concentration of DPS and Tank players. We also learn more information about the last 6 signs in the zodiac and the players who best represent those signs! DPS At the top of the DPS players is Aries, […]
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