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Brigitte Voice Actor Talks About Becoming an Overwatch Hero

Published: 9/Aug/2018 1:11 Updated: 9/Aug/2018 1:12

by Joe O'Brien


Voice actor Matilda Smedius talked about becoming Overwatch hero Brigitte in a new video from Blizzard.

The video is the latest in a series called “Hero Stories”, in which Blizzard shines a spotlight an individual’s contribution to bringing Overwatch to life.


Matilda Smedius in the voice actor for Brigitte, who was the game’s 27th
hero and the sixth to be introduced since the original release of Overwatch in May 2016.

Daughter of Torbjórn and squire to Reinhardt, Brigitte is a support hero with a unique tool-kit, offering a blend of healing, shielding, and enemy stuns that made for a refreshing play-style in the Support category.


In addition to having a major impact on the game’s meta upon her release, Brigitte’s character also seemed to capture attention in a way that not all of the post-release additions have.

Behind the hero, Matilda Smedius, a player of Overwatch before she ever imagined becoming a part of the game, experienced what it was like to suddenly be a significant part of a game with over forty million players.

Smedius talked about the parallels between herself and Brigitte that helped her connect with the character. She got into voice acting because it’s what her parents do, for instance, and Brigitte has a similar familial connection in her own calling, having been inspired by her father Torbjórn and her god-father Reinhardt.


Smedius also commented on Brigitte’s attitude of drive and self-belief, but also perseverance in the face of difficulty, which were values that resonated with her.


Overwatch fans want to honor player who died saving woman from attacker

Published: 7/Oct/2020 23:55

by Michael Gwilliam


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.


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.

Overwatch player Tiago
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.

Hanzk on Hanamura
Blizzard Entertainment
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.

Lucioball in Overwatch
Blizzard Entertainment
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.