Streamer realizes he can't escape Fortnite emotes, even in Spyro - Dexerto
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Streamer realizes he can’t escape Fortnite emotes, even in Spyro

Published: 13/Nov/2018 23:56 Updated: 13/Nov/2018 23:58

by Mitch Reames

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Streamer UKOGmonkey wanted a dose of nostalgia in the form of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy but a flossing skeleton almost spelled the end of his experience. 

After completing a mission, his reward was the reassembling of a skeleton, who immediately began doing the dance popularized by Fortnite.

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The best part is that right before the skeleton came back to life, the streamer was talking about how great the game is and immediately stopped talking when it started dancing.

While flossing didn’t begin with Fortnite, it began with a backpack wearing kid named Russell, Fortnite has popularized the move.

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It’s now the most recognizable Fortnite emote and has gone truly mainstream. Celebrities did it for a while but now it is mostly found in recess, out-of-touch news anchors, and apparently Spyro skeletons.

His Twitch chat erupted when the skeleton started dancing with calls to “KILL IT WITH FIRE” and “0/10.”

Still, this joking interaction aside, UKOGmonkey finished out his nine-hour stream in the game and seemed to really enjoy it, besides the Fortnite-fueled skeletons.

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Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam

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The Overwatch community is rallying behind a 26-year-old player who passed away earlier in October after defending a woman from a man who allegedly broke into her home with a knife.

Tiago de Souza, who reportedly played thousands of hours and mained Hanzo, Pharah, Sigma, McCree and Doomfist, reportedly gave his life to save a friend and her daughters.

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According to Brazilian media, Tiago was at the woman’s house when her ex-partner broke in with a knife in-hand, trying to attack her.

Investigators say the suspect beat the woman with punches. When Tiago tried to interfere, he was allegedly stabbed and died on the spot.

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Overwatch player Tiago
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Tiago died protecting a woman.

The suspect later went to the police station in Prudentópolis on his own accord and was detained.

A petition on the website Avaaz describes Tiago as “very fond of science and questioning the mysteries of the universe.”

“He liked several games, but undoubtedly his passion was Overwatch,” the petition continued, noting how he had unlocked four golden guns for different heroes through competitive play.

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Tiago enjoyed playing as Hanzo.

“Tiago was an incredible, selfless and generous person, who gave his life to save someone else’s,” the petition said. “We, friends and family, do not want your courageous attitude to be forgotten, and nothing better to honor you than with a tribute in your favorite game.”

So far, over 2,000 people have signed the petition asking Blizzard to honor the player, though they didn’t specify on how they would like the company to pay tribute to Tiago.

Potentially, if Blizzard were going to honor the player, they could do so on the Brazilian Lucio Ball map for the Summer Games event, or even something from Overwatch 2, whenever that game is released.

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Blizzard might honor the player on a Brazilian Lucio Ball map.

Blizzard does have a decent track record of honoring its players. Notably, Blizzard immortalized the streamer Reckful by adding a Rogue Trainer NPC with his gamer tag in World of Warcraft.

Hopefully, Blizzard can continue this trend an honor the Brazilian player.

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