Despite its reported server issues, For Honor seems to be doing well enough to warrant a spot on the MLG pro circuit. But one class won't be welcome at the long-standing esports league.
Coming into immediate effect just a few days ago, the Peacekeeper is banned from MLG competitive events. To outline the reasons why, user Clint44mag took to the MLG forums.
Essentially boiling down to having the Peacekeeper banned "for the same reason steroids are banned in sports", the frantic forum poster called to question just why the Peacekeeper would consistently appear at the top of the leaderboards in most matches. Citing that the Peacekeeper has become a staple pick in almost every viable competitive match-up, they called for the class to be outlawed in the hoes of inciting more entertaining matches by allowing for more varied team rosters.
Going on to explain the stance, the player stated "although the PK's individual attacks are not the most damaging, her light attack chain is the fastest in the game. For Honor is a fighting game built on mind games and conditioning your opponent. However, when PK is used these tactics are not needed as simply spamming light attacks can usually guarantee hits, even against experienced players."
While Clint44mag doesn't have the authority to ban a particular character from any MLG-handled game, the tournament organisers responded to the words by banning the Peacekeeper from MLG tournaments as an experiment. There's nothing worse than feeling "cheesed" by a Peacekeeper. Apparently.