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Boston Uprising sign Team UK Overwatch World Cup star

Published: 5/Nov/2018 16:24 Updated: 5/Nov/2018 16:26

by Joe O'Brien

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It has been reported that Boston Uprising have signed Team UK main tank Cameron ‘Fusions’ Boswoth for Season Two of the Overwatch League.

According to a report by ESPN, Fusions has already signed with the Uprising, making him the third UK player confirmed for Overwatch League Season Two after Philadelphia Fusion’s Isaac ‘Boombox’ Charles and Harrison ‘Kruise’ Pond, who will play for the new Paris team.

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The report comes in the wake of an incredible upset for the UK team in the Overwatch World Cup, defeating the USA in the quarter-finals, a team many were hailing as potential tournament favorites.

Team UK were ultimately eliminated by eventual champions South Korea in the semi-finals, losing 0-2 in the best-of-five as a result of drawing on two maps in the series.

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In particular, Fusions was credited as one of the minds behind the squad’s success, a vocal in-game leader whose talent for co-ordinating the team played a significant role in Team UK’s upset victory in the quarter-finals.

Fusions might not have had much exposure on the international stage prior to this year’s World Cup, but he’s not without tenure as a player.

In Season One of the 2018 European Contenders, Fusions helped take London Spitfire academy team British Hurricane to first place. In Season Two the team struggled and ended up fighting to avoid relegation, but managed to retain a spot for Season Three.

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Season Two of the Overwatch League is set to kick off on February 14 of 2019. The new season will see eight brand-new expansion teams join the fray, as well as several of the original twelve returning with significantly revamped rosters.

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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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