Boston Uprising's Note Lands Massive Multi-kill Against LA Valiant - Dexerto
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Boston Uprising’s Note Lands Massive Multi-kill Against LA Valiant

Published: 4/May/2018 4:43 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:48

by Joe O'Brien

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Boston Uprising’s Lucas ‘Note’ Meissner pulled off a massive quad-kill with D.Va’s self-destruct against the LA Valiant.

Landing a huge multi-kill with D.Va’s self-destruct has always been tough in the Overwatch League – it’s a very telegraphed ultimate that is relatively slow to land and cannot be redirected once unleashed. For pro players, that leaves plenty of time to get away in most cases.

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If anything, it’s only become progressively harder to land big D.Va ultimates, particularly after Philadelphia Fusion flex tank Gael ‘Poko’ Gouzerch‘s exceptional use of it in stage one forced teams to become even more proficient at escaping the blast.

On Blizzard World against the Valiant, however, Note managed to find an angle that left four of his enemies with nowhere to run. As the Uprising’s offence pushed towards the final point, Note effectively wiped out the Valiant to help secure the round.

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The play came at a crucial moment of a map that the Uprising ultimately won, which would eventually prove crucial in the series. Boston took a 2-0 lead with the win on Blizzard World, but were forced to fend off a reverse sweep in a narrow game-five victory to secure the match 3-2.

With that win, the Boston Uprising advances to 9-0 in the stage, just one win away from a clean sweep of the Stage 3 regular season matches. The team is currently on a 13-match win-streak, running on from the end of Stage 2, the longest undefeated streak of the league. The team’s final opponent before the Stage 3 playoffs will be Los Angeles Gladiators.

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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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