Former Overwatch pro Seagull voices his concerns about the state of the game - Dexerto
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Former Overwatch pro Seagull voices his concerns about the state of the game

Published: 15/Nov/2018 17:06

by Ross Deason

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Former professional Overwatch star Brandon ‘Seagull’ Larned still plays and streams the game the on a regular basis, but he appears to be concerned about its future.

The 26-year-old left his position on Dall Fuel’s Overwatch League roster in August of 2018 so that he could focus on his streaming career, where Overwatch still plays a big part.

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However, Seagull’s comments about Blizzard title during a recent Twitch broadcast made it clear he is worried about the game’s future, especially on the entertainment side of things.

“The weird part about it is people don’t talk about the game anymore,” he explained. “I watch a lot of stuff. There are probably less than 10 Overwatch YouTubers. The only other major places for discussions in most games is one: Reddit, two: YouTube, three: Twitch.”

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He then went on to point out that a number of the top Overwatch Twitch streamers are taking a step back before stating: “There’s a very small YouTubers community for Overwatch. There’s probably like 10 or less.”

It would seem that Seagull is concerned that the lack of content being produced around the game is resulting in a lack of engagement from the players and a slow decline in interest.

He went on to say that the Overwatch and Competitive Overwatch Reddits are currently used for little more than Play Of The Game GIFs and drama, concluding: “Who actually talks about the game anymore?”

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The discussion came up when Seagull his YouTube channel and content that he plans to be putting out in the near future. He revealed that an upcoming video will see delve into the “current state” of Overwatch and asking why people aren’t having more fun with it.

It will be interesting to hear the veteran’s thoughts in a longer video format. Seagull went on to confirm that he wanted to put his thoughts into a longer video because he didn’t want his thoughts to be taken out of context or looked at as him “shitting on the devs.”

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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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