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Overwatch artist gives Pharah an awesome fairytale spin with great concept skin

Published: 14/Mar/2019 21:00 Updated: 14/Mar/2019 22:21

by Bill Cooney

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Artist Toyso is hard at work developing his own Overwatch seasonal event, and his latest creation is a skin that takes Pharah to the land of happily ever after.

Toyso already gave Reinhardt the Once Upon a Time treatment with an amazing “Beauty and the Beast” skin for the Crusader.

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Now, he’s taken Pharah and reimagined her as probably the most intimidating Little Red Riding Hood we’ve ever seen.

@toysovoreWatch out, Big Bad Wolf.
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/4bl4Vq

Called ‘Red Hood’ the skin concept gives cloaks Pharah in red garb with a matching color scheme throughout.

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It seems the wolf didn’t get the drop on Red this time, as Pharah is adorned with fur throughout the skin, and wolf emblems on each of her knees.

Her rocket launcher also has some wolf fur and, even though there were never any rocket launchers in traditional fairy tales, it would fit right in if there were.

@toysovoreFairytale rocket launcher, why not?
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/4bl4Vq

The skin is part of Tayso’s custom “Once Upon a Time” event. Some Overwatch fans have gotten tired of the same events year after year, so the artist decided to create his own.

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Red Hood Pharah would certainly fit into a fairytale event, maybe to go along with it Tayso could make Ana a Big Bad Wolf skin.

For now though, Tayso’s Once Upon a Time event and the skins remain just an idea. But the artist has said he intends to do skins for all 30 Overwatch heroes, and we can’t wait to see what comes next.

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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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Hanzk on Hanamura
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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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Lucioball in Overwatch
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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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