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Agilities Pulls Off a Heroic Multi-kill with a Surprising Hero at the Overwatch World Cup LA Qualifier

Published: 7/Sep/2018 23:07

by Joe O'Brien

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Team Canada’s Brady ‘Agilities’ Girardi is already making highlight plays in the Overwatch World Cup, but with an unexpected hero.

Agilities is representing his country for the second time in the World Cup, as they attempt to qualify for the Blizzcon playoffs through the Los Angeles Qualifier.

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Canada kicked off the qualifier with a match against Austria, and on the third map of the series, Volskaya industries, it was Boston Uprising’s ‘NotE’ and LA Gladiators’ Lane ‘Surefour’ Roberts that came up with the big plays to help guarantee the series victory.

Clearly not wanting to be shown up, Agilities pulled off a highlight play of his own in the fourth map, Rialto, but with a surprising hero. Though he’s a DPS player in the Overwatch League, where he competes for Los Angeles Valiant, against the Austrian team Agilities branched out with some Lúcio play.

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Despite playing a Support hero, it was clear that Agilities maintained the DPS mind-set. Rialto is a map with plenty of opportunities for environmental kills and Agilities exploited that, at one point pulling off an insane four-kill to turn a fight.

Austria were able to isolate Félix ‘xQc’ Lengyel’s Reinhardt, getting an important kill quickly, but doing so left them vulnerable to a heroic turn-around by Agilities.

Later on in the day Canada faced Brazil, where they were on the receiving end of an epic Lúcio play – in this case by Brazil’s Renan ‘alemao’ Moretto. Playing on Lijiang Tower, alemao pulled some fancy footwork to avoid both an EMP and an Earthshatter from Canada, coming back in with a sound barrier and even eliminating Canada’s Reinhardt as he defended his downed team-mates.

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Canada ultimately finished their first day of the qualifier 2-0 without having lost a map, putting them on the path to qualification early. The Canadian team have a high bar to live up to, having made it to the finals of last year’s World Cup.

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Buzz Lightyear Baptiste concept turned into awesome 3D Overwatch skin

Published: 17/Oct/2020 22:21

by Bill Cooney

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Some awesome new 3D Overwatch skin ideas turn Baptiste into Buzz Lightyear and Soldier: 76 into a toy soldier from Toy Story.

There’s no shortage of new skins in Overwatch right now with the 2020 Halloween Terror event in full swing, but Soldier and Baptiste weren’t included with the heroes who got new cosmetics.

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Perhaps sensing that the pair might feel left out, an Irish Overwatch coach and Workshop Mode maestro, Andy ‘andygmb’ Bohan, took the time to render them two fantastic skins straight out of Toy Story.

The idea of Baptiste cast as Buzz Lightyear was actually a skin idea created earlier in 2020, but Andy took it to the next level with a full 3D model that would actually make a decent Baptiste Halloween skin itself.

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The support hero actually looks spot-on as the boisterous spaceman, with white and green armor perfectly matching the designs worn by Woody’s partner.

Neither Baptiste nor Buzz can technically fly either, but both manage to get airborne in other ways, either by jumping in the Overwatch hero’s case, or various ways of “falling in style.”

Soldier, appropriately enough, has been turned into one of the green army men every kid had in their toy box growing up. Though, how he’s be able to sprint with a plastic base locking his feet is something we want to see.

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These two would fit right in with LEGO Bastion as well.

While Andy created the renders, he said it was a team effort, with artist ‘stealthii‘ helping out with rendering and Overwatch Workshop guru ‘DarwinStreamscontributing his talents as well.

As with any Overwatch crossover that involves a big-name brand like Toy Story, the chances of it actually happening are sadly pretty slim. We did see a LEGO collaboration for Bastion so it might not be entirely out of the question, but we wouldn’t hold our breath.

While Buzz Lightyear Baptiste and Toy Soldier: 76 might just be awesome ideas for now, you can pick up some awesome new skins during the Halloween Terror event while it’s still going on.

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