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Atlanta Overwatch League team brand leaked ahead of official reveal

Published: 23/Oct/2018 7:58 Updated: 23/Oct/2018 11:40

by Joe O'Brien

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The team name for the new Atlanta Overwatch League franchise appears to have been leaked early. *Update* The name has now been confirmed.

Atlanta teased an announcement for October 23, but it seems the official Overwatch League app may have jumped the gun a little.

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In a short video released on the app, the team’s brand for the Overwatch League has been revealed as the Atlanta Reign.

Though the announcement has since been removed, the name and branding for Atlanta were captured by fans beforehand. Atlanta Reign’s colours will be primarily red and grey, and their logo features what looks like a phoenix over a crown-topped crest.

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Though it might have happened a little earlier than they intended, Atlanta was already on course to be the first expansion team to announce their team brand. It remains to be seen whether their own official announcement will include roster details.

Next in line is the Toronto franchise, who have a reveal party scheduled for October 24. The event will see 350 fans in attendance and will also be live-streamed on Twitch.

The six other new franchises have also yet to reveal their branding, and with the exception of a couple of players all have also kept their rosters hidden so far. With the exclusive signing window for expansion teams having closed on October 7, imminent announcements seem more likely with every passing day.

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The Overwatch League is set to return on February 14. It is possible there will be some pre-season matches before then, as there were for the first season, but so far no details have been announced.

*UPDATE: October 23*

The Atlanta Reign have officially confirmed their team brand.

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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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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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