Dafran clarifies his status in the Overwatch League - Dexerto

Dafran clarifies his status in the Overwatch League

Published: 9/Nov/2018 0:36 Updated: 9/Nov/2018 0:40

by Bill Cooney


After taking all the Atlanta branding, bringing back his Pepe emotes to his Twitch channel, and sending out a “goodbye Overwatch” tweet, all signs pointed to Daniel ‘dafran’ Francesca quitting the game and walking away from his young Overwatch League career, but now it seems that isn’t quite the case.

After Tweeting that he was walking away from Overwatch, Dafran followed up by uninstalling the game live on his Twitch stream.


“The end. I hate the game. Thought I could love it again and have passion but its impossible,” dafran Tweeted on November 7. “Contract ended, Overwatch uninstalled, Mcdonalds here I come. For real though thanks for everything u have given me OW Community.”

After that, no one heard anything from either dafran or the Atlanta Reign, the team that signed the streamer, on what exactly the situation was, until the next day.


That’s when dafran took to Twitter again to try and clarify the situation, “Still in ATL Reign, didn’t quit like I said. I messed up, don’t know what to say except sorry to the community, my fans, and ATL.”

So it seems like dafran will be joining the Overwatch League after all, and not going to work at McDonalds, which should make his fans happy.

For those keeping score at home, this is the fourth time dafran has apparently changed his intentions about the Overwatch League in about as many months.


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.