Overwatch is a 100% teamplay game where the combination of heroes is very important.
When you play casual/unranked you will see following situation quite often:
First one player on your team dies, then two others and soon after you are the only one left. In most cases being the last alive means you will be dead sooner than later.
After a few seconds the play who died first respawns, and starts running to the fight - just to die after a few seconds of action due to the difference of team strength.
It is usually rare that team members wait for a full team respawn to engage at full team strength.
I am the last player of my team and the opposing team has 2-3 players alive. I can see two choices:
- Try to survive until my team arrives, but with the risk of dying and causing my team to wait for me
- I suicide on purpose to join my team in a few seconds with full health.
Is it ever a valid strategy to take the free death?