Abuse in competitive games

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First off, apologies if this is the wrong section.

I've just recently re-installed Overwatch again after a few months off it. I had gone through the placements with my friend and got a rank, and was having quite a lot of fun.
I played again tonight having mixed success, but the last game had a player on my team giving constant abuse to me personally all game.

It started because a roadhog ultimate sent me into the same room as him, and got us both killed. From there he started launching insults at me, saying I got him killed, swearing at me, and also told me to 'go and die'. I can accept swearing in a game, especially when you want to win, but I can't accept someone telling me to 'go and die'.

This died down a little bit, then he started up again later in the game. The constant abuse honestly shook me a little, and I had trouble focusing on the game.

I really don't know if I want to continue playing this game again. QP just isn't the same as competitive, but I don't want to play comp if I'm gonna get abuse like that for the whole game, just because of one coincidental moment.

One option is to turn off voice chat/text chat but that will leave me at a huge disadvantage when actually playing the games.

So my question is are Blizzard trying to combat this in someway?
If needed I can supply the guys name. I haven't bothered to report him in game because I don't believe anything will get done.

Thanks.
Report him for abusive chat. Also out of how many games you played and you only got 1 toxic person and complaining about him? Why think of 1 bad thing and get rid of all the fun times?
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No need to leave voice chat altogether. Mute the guy, block and report him. The reports do add up, and action does get taken.
Yea I've reported him now.

I've had a few toxic people in game, but it's generally one or two lines of quick abuse. I've not had 15 mins worth of abuse in a game before, and it's not something I want to experience again.

Thanks, I forgot about the mute feature, so I'll have to remember that.

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