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Blizzard Unveils New Overwatch Control Map Busan

Published: 22/Aug/2018 10:06 Updated: 22/Aug/2018 10:35

by Joe O'Brien

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Blizzard has unveiled the newest competitive Overwatch map, Busan.

The new map was rather appropriately revealed at the Overwatch Fan Festival in Seoul, South Korea.

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Set in the city of Busan – as imagined by Blizzard for the futuristic world of Overwatch – the latest addition to the standard map pool is a Control map, the second for that game-mode to be added since the original release of Overwatch.

This isn’t the first time Overwatch has visited Busan, with a Lúcioball arena set in the city being introduced with this year’s Summer Games. Of course, this new Control map explores the city to a much greater degree.

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The Blizzard team apparently took inspiration from Korean culture when designing the map, and even recorded “authentic sounds” from the city of Busan for use in the map.

The introductory video shows off three locations that are very distinct for the control points. The first is based in a traditional-looking sanctuary, the second in D.Va’s MEKA base as seen in the new Animated Short “Shooting Stars”, and the third downtown in the futuristic city of Busan.

Players won’t have to rely on gleaning information from the preview, however, as Busan is set to hit the Overwatch PTR immediately.

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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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