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Dallas Fuel’s Seagull Comments on the Problem with the New Hanzo

Published: 25/Jun/2018 15:45 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:05

by Joe O'Brien

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Dallas Fuel player Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned has commented on the difference between the new and the old Hanzo.

Hanzo recently received a significant overhaul, tweaking almost every aspect of his kit and replacing the troublesome Scatter Arrow ability with a new skill, Storm Arrow, which allows Hanzo to rapid-fire up to six arrows at reduced damage.

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The rework was designed to remove some of the more frustrating aspects of Hanzo, for both those playing him and his opponents, and increase his reliability in order to make him a more viable hero choice.

The rework has certainly made Hanzo more popular, although many initially claimed that the changes made him too strong. Blizzard has since adjusted some of his stats slightly to limit his more excessive capacities, but now seem content to leave him as he is while they focus more on other hero overhauls.

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For many, however, Hanzo still isn’t in quite the perfect spot, and for Dallas Fuel’s Seagull it comes down to how forgiving the new version is.

Long known for his Hanzo play, Seagull is certainly an authority on the hero. As he stated during a recent stream, he feels the new Storm Arrow ability makes it too easy for players to get by, whereas the previous version – which also had a slower projectile speed for arrows – was much more punishing for the less proficient.

The new version of Hanzo hasn’t yet been seen in the Overwatch League, with Stage 4 of the regular season having been played on the patch before its release. The new Hanzo will be seen for the first time in the playoffs, which begin on July 11th.

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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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