Flash Grenades for Vesus Question

One thing that bothers me and continues to do so if how people is able to start a vs match with a flash grenade? No matter what character i pick i have a smoke. Is there some weird glitch i dont know about???

No, you can select Flashbang in the lobby before a match starts by “selecting” the smoke and choosing it in the following menu.

You can also change it in-between lives if you happen to die, if the game mode permits it.

Personally I’d rather it still stayed out of loadout but that’s a different argument.