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Can Ana’s grenade in Overwatch really cancel Ashe’s TNT?

Published: 1/Feb/2020 23:30

by Bill Cooney


A new Overwatch clip claims to show that Ana’s Biotic Grenade can deny Ashe’s TNT, but some players are questioning whether or not that’s actually what’s happening in the interaction.

Ana’s Biotic Grenade is one of the most feared projectiles in the game already, considering its ability to shut down any enemy from being healed that it hits.


Ashe’s Dynamite is a bit similar to Ana’s grenade, without any healing for allied players and a sustained burn for enemies – but one Overwatch player is claiming that, somehow, the two can cancel each other out.

Ashe Dynamite TNT Ana Grenade
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Ashe’s TNT also damages her, along with enemy heroes.

Reddit user “AbiQuinn” posted a video titled, “TIL Ana grenade can deny Ashe’s TNT,” which at the time of writing boasts over 1,000 upvotes on the Overwatch subreddit.


The clip itself does seem to show an Ana Grenade and Ashe’s Dynamite meeting in midair and canceling each other out, but not everyone was convinced that’s exactly the case.

Some users thought that it looked like the Biotic Grenade exploded from the TNT, which was in turn eaten by D.Va’s Defense Matrix, which was definitely in the vicinity.


Without looking at it from another angle, it’s almost impossible to tell whether or not the abilities are really canceling each other out, but Ashe’s Dynamite is capable of some odd features.


For instance, Ashe’s stick of TNT is able to be hooked by Roadhog (although it would take a ridiculously accurate shot, similar to what Ana’s Grenade was tasked with, in the clip).

Again, the chances of this move being copied and actually used are slim to none, but if you have a cooperative teammate who you could practice and coordinate with, it would make a neat experiment/party trick.

Blizzard EntertainmentYou’re better off running away when you hear Ashe throwing her Dynamite than trying to counter with Ana.

A more accurate title for the clip might have been “TIL Ashe’s TNT can deny Ana’s grenade,” since that’s technically what happens – even if it’s a one-in-a-million shot.


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
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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.

Lucioball in Overwatch
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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.