Blizzard has confirmed that the test season currently underway at Overwatch will matter.
After introducing role blocking, Blizzard decided to organize a short ranked season. It was supposed to be a test season, so many people approached him quite embarrassingly.
Now it turns out that this season will matter.
The beta season is more important than it seemed
Scott Mercer confirmed that the current beta season will help decide what rank you will finish in season 18. This is quite a surprise for many people. A Blizzard employee explained that statistics from this period will be visible in the profile only for a specified time and will not be added to the ranking summary.
On the other hand, if you haven’t tried placements and in your matches during the last days, you may have a problem with regaining your normal rank.