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Amazing Overwatch Sneakers Appeared at the Overwatch Fan Fest

Published: 25/Aug/2018 0:24 Updated: 25/Aug/2018 0:38

by Vincent Genova

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Custom Nike Air Force 1s based on Overwatch heroes were on display at the Overwatch fan fest in South Korea.

Korean designer upboy_custom created the shoes and posted a video on his Instagram showing them off.

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Not every hero made the cut, but fan-favorites like D.va, Mercy, 76 and Genji were part of the action.

The sneakers are designed with colorways mostly from a character’s base skin and feature icons representing their logos or special abilities.

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D.va’s shoes received special attention, with multiple logos from her mech as well as a custom Bunny tag featuring on her shoe.

Here are some up close looks at the Nikes, thanks to Twitter user @mercy76_pistol.

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Unfortunately, the sneakers will not be coming to a store near you as they are one of a kind creations from upboy.

He offered a peak behind the curtain at his process in creating the Overwatch Air Force 1s, which involved a lot of paint.

The other big news to come out of the Overwatch Fan Fest in South Korea was a new animated short called “Shooting Star,” featuring D.va.

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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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