I loved this mode. Everyone was put on a level playing field with the same powered heroes. You climbed ranks if you won, and lost points if you lost a match. It was a nice change of pace as the truly good players only had to play a couple dozen matches to rank top 100.
It did not allow people with huge rosters and tons of time on their hands to place high just because they played hundreds of matches and were able to amass points, even though their win/loss ratio might have been low. It also did not let people who instantly max a new hero to have the huge 30x bonus point multiplier from them. Lastly it actually allowed players to counter each other with what heroes were picked. Elemental damage and hero make up was actually relevant since you took turns picking, rather than just randomly being placed vs a team that might be really weak or strong vs your comp without being able to do anything about it.
Of course this mode had it’s downsides. For one it took much longer to start a match when you had to go through a few draft rounds and wait for heroes to be picked. Also, there were no PVP gems awarded. All the same I would still appreciate a few PVP draft tournaments a month, how about others? Why were they removed completely? I don’t think I have seen anything mentioned on the topic.