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Blizzard Reveals New Legendary Overwatch Skins for Summer Games 2018

Published: 7/Aug/2018 0:22 Updated: 7/Aug/2018 1:36

by Joe O'Brien

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Blizzard has revealed some of the legendary skins coming to Overwatch with this year’s Summer Games.

The Summer Games annual event is returning on August 9, and as with every other in-game event will introduce an event loot box with brand-new skins and other cosmetics.

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Blizzard has begun to reveal some of those items, showing off new Legendary skins for D.Va, Rheinhardt, Winston and Ana on Twitter ahead of the event kick-off.

Gridironhardt Reinhardt

Catcher Winston

Waverider D.Va

Cabana Ana

Summer Games was the very first seasonal event to be held in Overwatch. Originally paying tribute to the Olympic Games in 2016, it wasn’t initially clear that the event would be regularly repeated, but it has since come back with a more general summer-and-sports theme.

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As well as new cosmetics, the Summer Games will also offer players an opportunity to pick up any skins from previous iterations of the event, either by purchasing them with credits or through loot boxes.

The event also features the return of the Lúcioball brawl, a 3v3 game mode in which all players play as Lúcio and attempt to knock a giant ball into the opposing team’s goal.

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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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