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Exclusive Skins Will Be Released for Overwatch League All-Stars

Published: 30/Jul/2018 16:33 Updated: 30/Jul/2018 16:40

by Joe O'Brien

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Blizzard will release exclusive Overwatch skins for the Overwatch League All-Stars event.

During the Overwatch League grand finals, Blizzard unveiled two upcoming skins to celebrate the All-Stars event, which is set to take place on August 25-26.

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All-Stars will be a battle between the Atlantic and Pacific divisions of the league, and each side has a new mascot. A fiery Genji will represent the Pacific, while a cool Tracer will represent the Atlantic.

The All-Stars event will see a team made up of some of the best players of the Atlantic Division face off against a Pacific Division squad. Each division has eighteen players to draw from – a starting six, and twelve reserves.

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The starting squad for each division was selected by public vote, while Overwatch League players, coaches, casters, and league staffers helped to choose the reserve players.

As a result, most of the biggest names in the league will appear, although notably absent will be grand finals MVP Park ‘Profit’ Joon-yeong, who was not selected to represent the Atlantic division. Four other members of season one champions London Spitfire will compete, however.

In addition to a best-of-five between the two squads, players from each division will compete in skill challenges of some sort, the nature of which have yet to be revealed.

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All-Stars will be one of the last remaining chances to see some of these players in action this year, with the second season of the league not set to kick off until 2019. Some will also appear in the Overwatch World Cup, which will kick off with group stages on September 7 and conclude with the finals at Blizzcon, November 2-3.

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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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Overwatch player Tiago
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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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