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Dallas Fuel sign former London Spitfire support player

Published: 15/Oct/2018 22:43 Updated: 15/Oct/2018 23:09

by Bill Cooney

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The Dallas Fuel announced another new player signing on Monday with the addition of support player Won-sik ‘Closer’ Jung from the London Spitfire.

Announcing the trade on Twitter, the Fuel included a video message from head coach Aero on the latest acquisition.

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“The first time Closer played with the team I knew he’d be a perfect fit,” the Dallas head coach said in the video before heading into a mini highlight reel for Closer.

Closer is known mainly for his Lucio and Mercy play and has been with the London Spitfire since the very beginning of the Overwatch League, before that he was a part of Korean club GC Busan.

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The Dallas Fuel already have two support players on their roster, Jonathon ‘HarryHook’ Tejedor Rua and Benjamin ‘uNKOE’ Chevasson, so whether or not Closer will see immediate playing time remains to be seen, but they probably didn’t bring him in to sit on the bench.

Dallas wasn’t alone on Monday in announcing big signings, earlier in the day the Florida Mayhem announced they were signing three new players to their wide-open roster for Season two.

Whatever else happens, we can be sure that the acquisitions and trades will go on right up until the Overwatch League’s trade deadline sometime during Season Two.

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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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